Tuesday, 20 November 2007

The day I took C to Harrods

Yesterdays post reminded me of another time.........

Harrods is supposedly one of London's poshest stores. C loves going to London, so i thought i would show him how the other half lives.




C loved the escalators at Harrods.





We even managed to have a look round the beautiful food halls with no incidents.





We then came to the bed department.

C thinks literally.

C saw the beds.



The next thing i knew, C had stripped off......





And was bouncing on the beds! (that's what he does at home!)



This didn't go down very well with the shoppers and unsurprisingly we were escorted from the building.



I don't think we will be going back for a while!!

52 comments:

Cathy said...

OMG! I would have died...

Cx

Suzy said...

What a bunch of uptight shoppers.....



Love,
Suzy

Elizabethd said...

Understandable..if a touch embarrassing!

Elissa said...

Now that would be a moment you couldn't forget!!!

Chris H said...

*BIG LAUGHS*... MAYBE a bit embarassing.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Well C is not on his own, I can assure you. The last time I took Amy to a well known bed store, she took her shoes and socks off (not her clothes I hasten add!) and jumped on the bed, before getting under the duvet which had been neatly arranged and pretended to sleep. We got a few glances and one very stern looking woman came over but didn't say anything when she realised what was happening. I was a touch embarrassed!!

As for the public loo's, Amy isn't much good in them either! But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Amy won't wait for no man!

Crystal xx

frog ponds rock... said...

hehehehe Love the 'Streaker pics'

maybe you could have just pretended C was at the Cricket.. lol

cheers kim

Jen said...

Sometimes all you can do is laugh. I remember the time I took my one daughter to a department store when she was in her get naked phase, and let's just say we should have stayed away from the feather dusters.

abstractjenn said...

I agree with Jen - sometimes all you can do is laugh. This is just another situation that shows what a great mom you are and what a strong woman you are.

Have a good day!

BenefitScroungingScum said...

OMG, more people should be like C, the world really would be a better place! x

Casdok said...

Certainly more entertaining!!

buffalodickdy said...

I've heard Harrods is a pretty ritzy store- I wouldn't know how to act either...

BBC said...

That's funny, and reminds me of a joke. The punch line being.

"They won't let us in Safeway anymore."

*Smirks*

Wade said...

You know what? I'm glad C jumped on the beds! I've been fighting that impulse for years now!

You may have taken C to see "how the other half live" but I'm glad to know that they got a glimpse of your world, too!

And the fact that it shot their wheels off just makes it even better.

Life isn't about always acting a certain way and keeping up appearences!

Man, I wish I had the guts to belly-flop store funiture!

W

mumkeepingsane said...

I just love that you took him there. So it ended in a bit of embarassment but the way I see it you have to make the most of life and experience it.

captain corky said...

Some of those department stores have really comfortable beds. I've thought about stripping down and going to be for the night once or twice. ;)

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

Wow! Is that really C bouncing on the bed in that picture? You always find the most amazing photos to go with your posts.

Casdok said...

No it isnt C! I didnt take my camera with me that day. Wish i had, just to capture peoples faces!!

And to everyone who has wanted to go and do this....just do it! Life is too short.

And you could always say you were C and blame me!

Tom Foolery (TF) said...

Go for it C! Time someone rocked the boat.... TFX

Phil Plasma said...

OMG... what a scene that must have been!

How does C's memory work? Does he remember events such as this? Does his memory, from what you can tell, work at all in the same way ours does?

Casdok said...

Phil, an interesting question and im not sure i can answer it! C is promt dependant for everything, ie verbal one word promts, or a sign, or a visual cue.
I can tell by his actions if he remembers a place, a person etc.

Holly said...

In Ikea you're allowed to get on the beds. Umm, I think you're supposed to have your clothes on though.

cher said...

it is very interesting the differences and yet the similarities between our sons. crofton is very high functioning, and is doing so great because of early intervention, but i think they might have had the same reaction. i am so curious, that i am going to go take him to a bed place today somewhere just to see.

Casdok said...

Cher, C also had early interevention. And i do wonder how he would be with out it.
Would love to hear how you get on at a bed store!!!
Good luck!!!

Nancy said...

Where did you ever find the pic of the naked man on the bed, lol!

The customers were probably more embarrassed than you because they don't know how to respond.

I hope C had fun!

JUST A MOM said...

Can I laugh really really hard now,,, I am sorry but don't you wish sometimes that you could do such a thing just to get at soemone. How sweet and free I am sayign yes it wsa bad but come one just for a day????

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

Ian Lidster said...

Obviously they didn't want the beds 'tested'. This put me in mind of Homer Simpson's confusion over the 'display' toilets in the loo department of a store.

FXSmom said...

lmao...that is hilarious. Probably not at the time but I bet it is now...lol.

Jade said...

Awww, poor little man, a bet he was confused. Hey....ya know what, we all came into this world nude... ;-)

mommy~dearest said...

Yep- we've done the getting into display beds thing, and the naked in public thing, just not at the same time! And with C being so tall, I'll bet that was a sight!

Yes, at times, all you can do is laugh.

And on another note...look at all of the wonderful stories of your son you have to tell! :)

Have a great Thanksgiving if I don't check back before then!

Maddy said...

Well it's just as well to know that this is basically going to go on forever!
Cheers

her indoors said...

way to go C, me i would have joined him, well maybe not take me clothes off, but i would have bounced on the beds.

Tanya Brown said...

Bwahahahaha! C was acting out many of my fantasies, it seems! (I won't go into what I'd like to do in Harrod's Food Hall.)

I am remiss in not stopping by to say hello sooner. You stopped by my blog a full month ago, and I never did say thanks.

BostonPobble said...

All in all, it sounds like a delightful day for everyone. Here's hoping some of those shoppers got a grin out of C's freedom even as they were trying to figure out how to react to it!

Cait O'Connor said...

A memorable and funny trip to Harrods. It is interesting how your informative blogs make us think and examine our far too conventional lives.

Top cat said...

LOL I love it. At least he was polite enough to remove his shoes.:)
tc

MY OWN WOMAN... said...

...and these are the things that we will remember all through our lives!

M said...

Just freaking delightful. This gave me such a good giggle.

I bet he had a fabulous time.

And the uptights in the store can poo poo elsewhere. Yeah for C enjoying his impulses (even if not socially acceptable) I'd have loved to see such a scene. Though I fear I would've giggled myself crazy.

Unfortunate is that if he were a young boy doing that no doubt he'd be treated with some giggles and tsk tsk instead of an uproar of horror. I hope they were kind in their escort!

At least you handle this well. Good cod I cannot stop giggling at the concept especially as my vision of Harrods is impossibly uptight.

Cowgirl said...

Oh wow, that would have had them running - I got told off in Harrods once too, my back pack was not acceptable (carrying it not wearing it). Think they are a bit snooty in there. At Fortnums the doorman (and assistants) were lovely and friendly!

Kahless said...

lmao!
Wish I had been there. Fun is important, eh.

Ms.L said...

bwaaahaahaaheeheeeheehooooooo.
That is too funny! I would have loved to seen people's reactions to that,teehee. I love it when folks get all "uncomfortable"
people get so weirded out by nudity..it's just skin!

My family still talk about the time we saw a drunk guy in the park. He was going pee..then fell over,ass end up and everybody got a good glimspe of a full moon. We all survived! It was kinda cute actually. He was laughing and so were we..WITH him because come on..that's funny!

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

How many times have I longed to do that! Sounds wonderful! :)

Rhonda said...

I see how much fun you have compared to me.
;)

But Why? said...

Superb! So how about we organise a Harrods "flash mob" to do the naked bed trampoline thing? They wouldn't have enough staff to escort everyone from the building, it'd almost certainly get on telly and provide a wonderful platform from which to promulgate the message of the day. And, perhaps most importantly, it would be an excellent laugh! xx

Drama Mama said...

You might have been understandably embarrassed. Or bemused. Or whatever.

But how good that must have felt for your son.

deb said...

I've been to Harrod's, I can see them escorting you and C out. Thanks for the laugh.

Hope said...

geeeez they're touchy at Harrods aren't they? I hope C got a few good bounces in...

DJ Kirkby said...

Geee bet that wasn't the slightest bit embarassing!

Casdok said...

But Why, i think you are on to something there!!!

Angela said...

now that is a day to remember.
Smiles it sure isn't easy being a parent

Helen said...

I think C is much more rational than many others.

Thanks for sharing that and making me smile (even if I think that this day for sure wasn't too funny for you).

But a day to remember for the the snobbish Harrod staff ;-)

MarmiteToasty said...

LOL

You should have taken your shoes off and joined C in the jumping on the beds LOL and if anyone said owt you could of asked them to join you both ..........

People aye, they just dont 'get it' :)

x