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Alligator tears exchanged for crocodile purse.

by LifesAPeach on August 8, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Well, I went shopping with my Aunt a cute little boutique in the city. As I was browsing through their selection I came across a beautiful crocodile skinned purse. This purse however costed 2 times my paycheck. Not good. So long story short, I made up some phony baloney story and cried a little to get it. Pathetic? Yes. Deceiving? Most likely. Worth it? You have no idea.


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