Lizzy came out of the dressing room in her competition swimsuit and took her stance in front of Darcy and Georgia. When the Darcys began to applaud, it caught Jane’s and Charlie’s attention. They hot-footed it over to watch.
Jane: Lawd, Lizzy! You look so fine you’re makin’ my liver quiver and my bladder splatter.
Georgia: My goodness! I’m sorry you’re sick. There’s a bathroom in the back.
Lizzy: She’s fine, Georgie. She’s just surprised that the swimsuit is so flatterin’. I think it might be the color. How’d you come up with this color for me? I’ve never even thought of wearin’ orange. Daddy wouldn’t like it.
Jane: Charlie told me that Georgie picked out all your clothes to complement your skin tone and hair color. Was it hard to do, Georgie?
Georgia: Not at all. Lizzy has an exotic look with that olive skin and dark, curly hair. I put her in island colors.
Lizzy: I guess since fashion is your thing, it’s a bird’s nest on the ground.
Darcy: It was easy for you since it wasn’t your first rodeo.
Georgia: I’ve never been to a rodeo.
Charlie: But you have picked out clothes. This wasn’t the first time you’d ever done it.
Lizzy: I thought you were born in Georgia and grew up here in South Carolina.
Georgia: That’s right, but I boarded at a private high school in northern Virginia and then majored in fashion design at a college in New York.
Lizzy: How did you end up back here in South Carolina?
Georgia: I missed my family, and I wanted to come home. Daddy built me a studio, so I’m developing my own line. “Georgie Girl.” Several New York houses are very interested in my designs.
Darcy: Georgie is considerin’ workin’ here at CW’s as a fashion consultant.
Georgia: The more time I spend with Lizzy and Jane, the more I want to work with them. Can I choose my clientele?
Darcy: Certainly, if that’s what you want to do. We can leave your business cards at the register, and girls who want your services can contact you directly. You’re welcome to meet them here to help them choose clothes. We’ll pay you a commission on what you sell from CW’s, and you can set your own fee with your clients. I’ll help you set up a consulting business.
Lizzy: That was as easy as fallin’ off a log.
Charlie: A piece of cake.
Jane: Georgie could do that with her eyes shut.
Georgia: It’s a snap for me. A breeze. A cinch.
Darcy: Like takin’ candy from a baby.
Lizzy: Have you ever taken candy from a baby?
Darcy: Can’t say as I have.
Lizzy: I tried it out when Lydia was a toddler. Not easy. But she was a five pound Robin.
Jane: She was pleasingly plump.
Lizzy: (snorting) She was more than plump. Until she turned fifteen and lost fifty pounds, bein’ cremated was her last hope for a smokin’ hot body. She and Little Debbie were on a first-name basis. You know why Little Debbie’s face is on the box but not her body?
Darcy: No, but I’m sure it’ll be fascinatin’. Go for it.
Lizzy: It was the only part of her that would fit in that little space.
Georgie: You two are precious. I’m taking notes.
Darcy: There’ll be a test later, but you won’t have to study. After all, this isn’t rocket science. Lovin’ Lizzy is easy.
Lizzy: Lovin’ you is the easiest thing I’ve ever done. You can take that to the bank.
Darcy: If it isn’t true, the good Lord’s a possum.
Lizzy: Honey, I’m so lucky, if I sat on a fence, the birds would feed me.
Georgie: Well, this is scary. I’m starting to understand Southern.
Lizzy: That’s no hill for a stepper.
Georgie: I take it back.