Monday, March 3, 2014

The Mom Look

The big snowfall they were predicting we'd get yesterday turned out to be not such a big deal.  The original forecast was for six to eight inches of snow, but they kept revising it throughout the day. When all was said and done, we had a thin layer of ice topped with somewhere between one and two inches of snow.

However, in anticipation of another big winter event most of the schools announced a snow day. When I pulled into the mall parking lot this morning there weren't many cars there.   At 10:00 I turned on the lights at the Customer Service desk.  It took fifteen minutes before I had my first question.  As the day drug on, though, traffic picked up.  There were a lot of people taking advantage of the mall's warmth.

About 1:00, I saw a group of middle-school-aged boys all wearing baseball caps and shirts with mall-store logos.  They were a bit noisy, but not causing any trouble.  As they passed the desk one of them looked over at me and said "hi"; the others followed suit.  They walked away from me poking at each other as only pre-adolescent males do.

Five minutes later I heard a commotion. The group of boys came running back towards me at full speed, one of them holding a baseball cap in his hand. His friend was behind him yelling "gimme back my hat!"  The rest of the group was laughing.  They thought the whole thing was hilarious.

I knew they were just playing, but it had to stop. When they got even with the desk I got their attention and gave them my stern "mom look". They immediately stopped running, but once they were out of eyerange I heard them start again.

That's OK. I knew Security would take care of it.

Five years ago today: Square Business


  1. So much for snow days, the kids are better off in school fully occupied

    1. All the districts are complaining about the number of snow days they've had this year. I was REALLY surprised to see that they called school off again for a storm that didn't end up amounting to much.

  2. I KNOW that mom look. I also have a "teacher" look.

    They sure didn't call a snow day in Chicago with the latest cold snap. I think they've run out of days.

    1. Yikes! I bet no one messes with you :-)

      Most of the districts will be taking away scheduled days off or adding days to the end of the year to make up for all the snow days they've had this year.