Today at 9:15 I was logging in when two teenage girls (who looked like they might be 15 or 16) came up to me. The conversation went like this:
TEENAGE GIRLS: "What time do the mall stores open?"
ME: "10:00, except for the Apple store, St. Louis Bread Company, and Starbucks."At this they looked moderately annoyed.
ME: "What are you shopping for at the mall today?"
TG: "Homecoming dresses."
ME: "Cool! Where do you go to school?"
They seemed not to want to give me an answer, and it occurred to me that today WAS a school day. I thought about it, realized there was an off-site store nearby that might have what they were looking for, and offered to look up that store’s hours. While I was searching on my phone, one of the girls spoke up…
TG: "We ARE planning on going to school today!"
ME: "After you get a homecoming dress?"
TG: "Yes".Sadly, the off-site store also opened at 10:00. I remember from my high school days how long it took to find just the right dress; I wonder if those girls WILL make it to any of their classes today.