She sat in the gazebo and considered the advertising she put out and hoped all of it reached enough people. Hopefully, word of mouth took over. A week ago, she put ads in the Los Angeles Sun newspaper and the Santa Monica Morning News. She also put flyers in grocery stores and Cindy put some in the rec. room of her building. When she got home, Marty called. She didn’t tell him about the clothes, she wanted to surprise him. She invited him to come over for the evening, so they could watch All in The Family together and afterwards go to Hoffman's. Wendy found the show totally outrageous, but funny. Archie Bunker, the father of the family, was so ridiculously prejudice. His son-in-law, on the other hand, who Bunker called Meathead, and his daughter, were complete liberals. It made for interesting comedy.
Wendy dressed in her new beige hip huggers and navy crop top. She stared at herself in the mirror. She couldn’t get over how different she looked in these Mod clothes. Logical and practical was how Wendy always visualized herself, but not anymore. The doorbell rang. She took one more look in the mirror and grinned.
As soon as Wendy opened the door Marty’s mouth fell open. “What a super outfit!” he exclaimed as he came in and looked her up and down.
She turned around. “Glad you like it. I did some shopping.”
“Holy shit. I can see, and you have great taste. I’m glad you decided to try the change. You really look fantastic in this outfit.”
“Thanks. I bought some more outfits. It’s going to take time for me to get used to these clothes.”
“I can’t wait to see ‘the more.’”
They watched an episode of the Bunkers with Latino prejudice showing its ugly face. "So, what did you think of this episode?" she asked as they watched the credits roll.
"I like the characters a lot and the acting…very cool.”
"What about the message dealing with Latino prejudice?"
"The idea was to make people think. Some of them will be Archie, but some will be Meathead…they make the world go round.”
“But prejudice is surely an important topic.”
“I agree, but let’s not get too heavy about this topic for now. Let’s just appreciate the moment.”
"Okay.” Wendy dropped the subject.
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