Saturday, October 9, 2010
Let's go to . . . The Mall!!
Neither Justin and I are really mall people. Everytime I even say the word mall, I think of an episode of How I Met Your Mother where one of the characters, Robin, was a Canadian pop star who sang a song called Let's Go To the Mall. You can watch it here. Good times! But there was a movie we wanted to see and it was showing at our local mall, Franklin Mills, so we decided to give it a go. After the movie and lunch (which all was a surprise date planned by Justin), we decided to do a little shopping. We hardly ever go shopping, and had never been to this mall before, except to go to Bed, Bath, and Beyond for something when we first moved to Philadelphia. We had no idea what we were in store for (no pun intended). First of all, it really may have been the biggest mall I have ever been to. It just kept going and going. And it was very eclectic. It had something for every culture group, every economic class, every age. They even had factory outlet stores. And seeing as there was so much store variety, there was the same degree of variety in the people. Here are a few of our favorite things we saw or experienced: 1. Kraft was giving away free samples of a new style of Mac and Cheese, Homestyle. We ended up with 4 packs. But as we were walking around, we noticed a gentleman eating the raw noodles right out of the bag. What? 2. Eyebrow designing- I don't know much about eyebrow design and we didn't really investigate this too much, but it looked like they were using some sort of string and laying it on people's faces. What is that about? 3. Massage parlors- I have seen massage chairs you put a few quarters in at a mall before, but there were actually massage tables in the middle of the mall and creepy men standing there waiting to give massages. 4. Shower caps- we saw two women walking around in shower caps. That is all I can remember for now, but all I know is it was one interesting day. What did you do this weekend?