Don’t laugh. The day this commoner goes to the mall and doesn’t buy anything is the action that put into motion a 5.9 earthquake in Virginia and a hurricane that tour up the east coast and vacated New York City. This commoner has a shopping problem-remember the capris? It had been a long time since I’d been to a mall and I had a lot to do.
First of all I worked summer school to buy a Mac Book-and I was ready, so I wanted to go to the Apple Store and play with its wilderness and ask questions. If I liked it my son Joe who works for Apple is going to get me a discount. And don’t ask him any questions about the I phone 5-he gets really jittery and tells you he doesn’t know anything. I think Steve Jobs owns his soul because he was lying and I knew it.
So we sauntered into the heaven that is the Apple Store and I bee lined for the glorious Mac Books. But they can smell a window shopping commoner a mile away and not one-not a single one of those blue shirt wearing apple guys comes my way. Well I’m a go getter and I march over and ask for help. I asked a million questions-basked in the apple glory-and then walked away-because I get a family discount and now I know what I want. First stop zero purchase.
Next, on to Macys. I love Macys so much that my retirement plan is to work at Macys. I love everything about it. I love it because its form NY and the parade and the Santa are something I grew up with my whole life. Its home. And we have a great one in San Jose-the second best in the country. But I’m in Monterey.
That’s okay-I love Style and Company-Macy’s own brand where prices are cheap and style is high. I’m shopping with Rob-he’s a good sport and never tells me not to buy anything. Plus I’m in full ammo for this –a $50 dollar gift card and a 20% off coupon. I’m ready and I haven’t been to a Macys in MONTHS. I march around the upstairs-looking and searching and finally found my section. It was small, it was feeble, it had only garish, flowery, and clothes that looked like tents. I try some stuff on and I love nothing. So I buy nothing.
That was it! A trip to PF Changs to cash in a gift card from last June that this trip to the mall netted in a total expense of $25.
I hope this doesn’t convict me to the world of reformed shoppers. But just a few days later there was a 5.9 earthquake on the east coast followed by a devastating hurricane…..I’m just saying-never underestimate the power of a commoner.