Thursday, November 27, 2014

If You Open It They Will Come

Our Thanksgiving dinner gathering was smaller than usual this year, and by 6:30 everyone was gone.  Hubby Tony put the dirty dishes in the dishwasher, and I threw the tablecloth and napkins in the washer.  Then we went into the family room and pulled out our laptops to check in with our respective virtual worlds.

It was way too early to write off the night, but I'd eaten so much it was hard to move.  Jokingly, I mentioned that the malls were open if we decided we wanted to walk.  Tony took that thought and ran with it.  Soon he had me convinced it was a good idea.  We decided which mall to go to, put on our coats, and got in the car.

I've proudly never frequented a store on Thanksgiving Day, so I was amazed by the number of cars in the mall parking lot.  I wound my way around up to the top level of the parking garage and parked close enough to the door that we could leave our coats in the car. When we got inside I saw that the majority of the stores were open and ready for business.  Mall walkers like Tony and me were definitely in the minority.  Most of the people were carrying bags, and  some looked like they'd already made a large dent in their Christmas shopping. 

It was hard to maneuver around some of the large groups of shoppers, but we managed to do two laps of the first floor and two of the second floor.  As we headed back to the car we agreed our walk was a nice way to end the evening. 

Five years ago today: Slow Cooker French Dip

8 comments:

  1. good for you not buying anything!

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    1. I left my purse in the car so I wouldn't be tempted :-)

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  2. And good for you to think of a place to take your full tummies. When I was a child I remember that everyone eventually took a walk around the block.

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    1. Outside works better when the sun's still out.

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  3. I guess your part of the city is quiet? Thought of you when I read this: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/7731fee849694323b3e50480f6ab3c3b/ferguson-protests-move-target-wal-mart-stores

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  4. I had heard about this protest. Our local paper's website reported that there was another group at a different mall, too.

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  5. That is a good idea but also the last place I want to be. I haven't been in a store for a week now. I definitely prefer to have the stores to myself. I called my MIL to wish her Happy Thanksgiving and she was in a line and JCP.

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    1. I like having the stores to myself, too, but I figure I'll make the most of it for the next month until all the shoppers leave.

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