Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Shopping Spree Is over; Now Let's Hide the Evidence; Quirkout! Crazy Things Women Do to Stay Sane

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Shopping Spree Is over; Now Let's Hide the Evidence; Quirkout! Crazy Things Women Do to Stay Sane

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Whether our life is more like "Modern Family" or "Leave it to Beaver," something we've done could easily become a sitcom episode.

A perfect example - when we hide something we purchased. No Winona Ryder sticky finger tactics here. We're talking about blowing through Nordstrom on a spending spree, then stashing the haul with all the charm and grace of Lucille Ball cramming chocolates in her mouth.

We've all been known to sneak the evidence of a shopping trip into the house, for whatever reason. For now, let's leave it to the CSI: Galleria team to determine the motives.

Just keep this quiet, and we'll share QuirkOut secrets about things women do to hide what they're buying.

SHADES OF EMBARRASSMENT

Hortence has lots of friends who are talking about "50 Shades of Grey," but she decided a "good girl" would never have that book on the shelf. Then one day when her flight home was delayed, she decided to see what all the fuss was about.

She certainly couldn't let the people waiting at the gate see her reading this best-seller. So her QuirkOut mile-long journey took her from terminal 1 to terminal 5, where she bought the book from a handsome clerk who winked when he handed her the package.

Hortence, we don't know how you read the book incognito on the flight, but we're sure it involved those fake glasses with the big plastic nose, which you must keep stashed in your carry-on. When it comes to getting the sequels, however, we'll leave you with three words of wisdom: Buy a Kindle.

SHHH! IT'S FOR SALE

When Zelda and her best friend, Mary, want to buy something that they know their husbands will object to, they become QuirkOut undercover agents.

They hold a secret garage sale. Well, at least it's a secret to their husbands, who are probably playing golf on the big morning.

First, they put an ad on Craigslist and then they scour their homes for blenders, outgrown kids clothes and the Jane Fonda workout videos Zelda got as a gift from her passive-aggressive mother-in- law. …

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