Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Strike A Pose

I didn't feel like walking outside today, so I headed to the mall to get my steps in. After I finished exercising I decided to check out some of the after-Christmas sales.  I entered a store that had a large sign announcing that everything was at least 40 percent off and began browsing.  After thirty seconds I still hadn't seen any store employees. (Which is strange. Usually in this place they're all over you the minute you walk in.)

Halfway to the back of the store there was a grouping of mannequins outfitted in exercise clothes and gear that would be good for outside activities. Three of them were posed standing up.  One was crouched down, elbow on knee, chin resting on hand, and staring off into the distance.  When I was about ten feet from the display the croucher stood up, smiled, and welcomed me to the store, then asked what he could help me find today.

I've seen living statues and mannequin models in public places, but it's the first time I've ever been assisted by one.  It was pretty creepy.

Five years ago today: Colorful Course Of Action

7 comments:

  1. That is creepy, wonder what this is all about?

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    1. Since the store was very slow, I wondered if the associate might have been amusing himself by working on his 'keeping still' skills.

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  2. Huh. That's kind of clever, too, though. Got you writing about it. Wonder how long they had to hold the pose. Imagine if no one came in for a lonnnggg time. Their legs would have gone to sleep.

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    1. I've seen 'statues' in tourist venues staying still for a very long time but you're right, the crouching adds a whole different dimension.

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  3. Definitely creepy, but also kind of cool. I wonder how I would have reacted to that.

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    1. After I got over the first shock I laughed.

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