Monday, March 1, 2010
Mall This Over!
Every now and then, I blog about something a little funny/strange/random. This is one of those times….
This may not seem to be anything special, but it has really stirred my curiosity. It has to do with a couple that I see at the mall. Nearly every time I go to the mall, they are there. It’s not uncommon to run into familiar faces pretty much every time I visit, but I hardly see the same people consistently every time. This couple is the exception; and I don’t even KNOW them!!
I actually took a picture of them this time (from the back). Maybe next time, I will be in a position to take a picture of them from the front without making it look obvious or stalker-ish lol. But anyways, here they are:
The first thing that stands out about this couple is the woman. Every time I see her, she is wearing those horrible “Mom Jeans” and HUGE eyeglasses (which you can’t see in this picture, obviously). That’s probably why I can always recognize them; because I remember her “look” lol. I also always remember that man’s silvery hair and the cell-phone (or whatever it is) that’s clipped on his belt (she usually has something clunky clipped on her belt too). It’s almost like they are in some kind of “mall uniform” of their own design.
This leads me to believe that they aren’t your average shoppers! In fact, I have NEVER EVER seen them with a shopping bag of any kind! Ok, maybe they are “mall walkers” and they are just trying to get in some exercise. That would certainly explain why they are there so much. Though, they aren’t exactly in “fitness” attire of any kind. But, maybe at their age, it doesn’t really matter because they aren’t really looking to break a sweat. Or, maybe they just like to walk the mall together for fun, and to people watch (and enjoy people watching THEM lol).
The scenario that is more intriguing to me is that maybe, they are some kind of “secret agent” or something lol. In fact, I always jest about it to Mitch. I’ll say, “Hey, Mitch! You know that couple that we always see up here! There they are!” Last weekend, when I took this picture, I had said “Hey, Mitch, the secret agents are right behind us!”
Ok, maybe it’s because I always watch “Chuck” and I’m in that mindset lol! Though, it IS possible, isn’t it? After all, what reason would they have for being at the mall if they aren’t really shopping or exercising? You can’t go to the mall that many times and NEVER buy anything! That’s not possible (well, in my mind it isn’t lol).
The only glitch in the theory is that I can’t possibly fathom how either of them could roundhouse kick anyone in the face (if it ever came to something like that). How much wiggle room does she have in her high-waisted “Mom Jeans” to do that? You know, if she wore a fanny pack, she might be able to smuggle in some sweet spy tools and get away with it, wouldn’t she?! Though, I can’t imagine what they would be! Or, maybe they are a totally different type of undercover agent. Maybe they are “mystery shoppers”; in whatever way that could mean lol. Or, maybe they are a type of underground mall security force (much more stealthy than the Paul Blart sort!). I don’t know! I just think that they are very suspicious; and they fascinate me lol! If any of you have been to the mall and have seen these people (and have your theories) feel free to share! ;)
I would also welcome your comments and theories as to what you make of this strange sea creature we saw in the fish tank at the mall. Oh, and please help me figure out what the word “Amish” is doing on a restaurant sign that is Mexican in nature!! Thanks for reading/commenting!! Hope this blog entertained you and brought a smile to your face! ;)