Thursday, December 12, 2013

I Love A Parade

Last week a woman called me at the mall Customer Service desk and asked about the mobility scooters we provide for shoppers.  She said she was bringing a group of older ladies to the mall; could she reserve the units in advance?  I explained that they were given out on a first come, first serve basis, but if they were at the mall close to opening time I could practically guarantee there would be scooters available.

This morning about 20 minutes after the mall opened the woman showed up at the desk asking to borrow three scooters.  Her group consisted of her mother and several of her mother's sisters; each older woman seemed to have a middle aged woman with her.  (I didn't ask, but wondered if the younger women were all daughters.)

I got the scooters out and lined the units up one behind the other.  One person claimed each, and they were off. During the course of my shift I saw the group several times, usually riding one behind the other like floats in a parade.  Each time they looked over in my direction and waved before they chugged off into the sunset.

Five years ago today: New Thing #336--Electrifying


  1. This is just a super little story. I've never had the nerve to try one, which limits my shopping to five minutes. If ever pressed to grocery shop again, I would be an expert.

    1. More and more of the stores here have scooters available for customers. From what I've seen, a lot of people take advantage of them.

  2. That is a wonderful story. I can just see the ladies now, toolin' along in their scooters. I'm so glad you were able to accommodate them.

  3. That is so cute. I'll bet they had a great time!