Mannequin Monday- Another Hubnugget Roundup


It was a bright and lovely day.....

And I decided to go on a shopping spree to get a present for my mother, whose birthday was coming up. I waked into of of the Macy's crowded departments stores and headed over to the jewelry counter and thought of getting my mother a lovely brooch that I was sure she would love. I picked out a beautiful one shaped like a turtle. It really would not have been her style but this particular one had diamonds in the eyes and pearls on the shell. I thought she would love it, so I bought it for her.

Before I got into the elevator to check out another department, I was admiring the turtle, when I noticed that one of the diamonds was missing. Oh, no I thought, this will never do! I went straight back to the counter and told the lady I bought it from and she said I had to go up to the 4th floor and get a refund because it was the last one available. I got on the elevator and was so disappointed because I so wanted her to have it.

When the doors flew open, I walked right into an open space that seemed to be quite empty except for a clear glass jewelry case. Behind the counter was a woman that looked very familiar to me. I said, “Don't I know you from somewhere”? She smiled and said no. I said, “never mind”, and told her about the turtle with the missing diamond and she said, “ Here I have what you need,” and she pointed to the jewelry case. There was the turtle there to replace the broken one and she handed it to me. As I turned . to leave, I asked her why my turtle is the only thing in the whole department. I mean it struck me as very odd. She just smiled and told me to have a nice day.

I shook that strange feeling off and decided to do more shopping and tried to forget about the strange incident. After I finished shopping, I remembered that I needed my mother's brooch gift wrapped, so I decided to go back to the department where the strange lady was. When I got there the whole room was empty. I walked further int the room and I heard my name being called. Jane! Jane! I turned but no one was there, Jane! Jane! What is this I thought to myself, and started getting really spooked; when all of a sudden I walked into what looked like a warehouse looking room covered in mannequins.

I stood in the middle of the room frightened and kept hearing my name being called. OMG, could it be that the mannequins are talking to me? All of a sudden they all start moving and walking toward me. I start to scream and the mannequin that looks like the lady that sold me the brooch says to me not to be scared. She said to relax and I will remember what I needed to remember. I stood there and suddenly everything was coming back to me, I was remembering! The lady mannequin asked if I remembered,and I said, “Yes”! I’m I’m a mannequin, aren’t I? I’m a mannequin. Ah Jane everyone says, welcome back, we all were starting to worry about you when you didn't come back when you were supposed to. I said that I was sorry but I did forget, because once you are out in the real world, you become like everyone else. I forgot that we only have 30 days to be human and then we have to come back. I’m so sorry, But I was having ever so much fun! Oh how I wish I was human, Oh how I wish....

Meanwhile back at the hubnugget ranch....

Patty, Ripplemaker, KKG, Simone, Enelle and Redelf are all sitting around waiting for me to show up so we can decide on nominations for this weeks hubnuggets, when they decide to give me a call. I wake up with a start and pick up the phone. Its Patty on the line asking where I am. Yikes!, I totally overslept I tell her and boy did I have a doozy of a dream. I will tell you all about it when I get there. Okay Patty says and we all came up with a great gift idea for your mother's gift. We decided a turtle brooch with diamonds on it.....I stare off into space holding the phone in my hand...dodododododododo!!!

Which one of this week's Holidays and Celebrations nominees is your favorite?

  • 37% To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter
  • 10% How to Cool Down the Summer Birthday
  • 3% May Long Weekend
  • 3% Father's Day Gift Ideas: Rocking Chair in 10 Easy Steps
  • 27% Tips for Planning Your Child's Birthday Party!
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Which one of this week's Entertainment and Media nominees is your favorite?

  • 26% 17 Ways To Annoy Me
  • 5% 10 Excellent Summer Road Trip Albums
  • 12% The Worst Movies on Netflix Instant: Best of the Worst
  • 53% What to Say to Telemarketers, and my brush with Jerry Seinfeld.
  • 2% The Films Of David Fincher
  • 2% What makes Food Network so Addictive?
43 people have voted in this poll.

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Which one of this week's Fashion and Beauty nominees is your favorite?

  • 2% How To Create “Eye Catching” Nighttime Eye Makeup
  • 44% Why Women Wear Makeup
  • 28% Margarita Pedicures
  • 10% How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars Fast - Natural Way Or Medical Treatment?
  • 12% A Tribute to the Bra
  • 4% 3 Ways To Wear A Crochet Dress
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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

Hurrah! I've cast my votes and look forward to see which Hubs come out as winners.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

ladyjane, what a dream and how strange that we picked out the same gift for your mother that you did in that dream. dododododo. Almost like we're in the Twilight Zone.

I read and voted. Congrats to all the nominees.

DigbyAdams 4 years ago

Well I hope your mother loves her brooch! I'm off to read some great hubs.

WhydThatHappen 4 years ago

How do you find these articles for sharing? That's gotta be a lot of combing to find just a handful of hubs

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PenHitsTheFan 4 years ago from Home

I'm addicted to HubPages already. With so many wonderful hubs on this list, I'm thrilled to be nominated. (PS- a room full of talking mannequins...sounds like an 80's movie.)

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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Heheh what a fun hub. Dreams are interesting. Made me reflect what my last dream was about. Read and voted and visited the hubs and pointed them all here. Hope they come reading and voting and having a Hubnuggety wondrous week!! Wheeeee... :D

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cfjots 4 years ago from Conway, SC

That was a neat story. I enjoyed the article.

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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

All are intriguing - headed off to enjoy reading over the weekend!

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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada

Nifty story - love the Twilight Zone! I love watching the old episodes and playing "name that actor."

Read and voted - good crop of articles this week!

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heavenleigh707 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

Thanks for the tribute to one of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes! Great Hub! :)

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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Brilliant, Great job

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ladyjane1 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks everyone for your responses.

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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Your "Twilight Zone" story was terrific, as others have said. It certainly kept my attention quite well. Awesome.

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Madhubani 4 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

Hey, that was a nice little story. Even I am fascinated by Mannequins...wish I could read them.

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