As we pulled into the parking lot I noted it was around 9:50 am. We were back in the car on our way back to Portland by 10:15 am after having donated a few ounces of human liquid effluent for drug testing.
I believe I mentioned the other day that TLE was looking for a new pair of shoes for Amazon. There is a DSW shoe store (Designer Shoe Warehouse) in Portland near the Maine Mall. TLE is a member of this national chain, and gets a discount when she shops there, so it was an obvious choice to try and find her new shoes there....
.....it is a ginormous store with features women's shoes, but also has a men's section. So, here the deal......why is it that anytime you go to a shoe store, about 2/3's to 3/4's of the shoes are for women? I've even noticed this in thrift stores.....there will be 25 racks of women's clothing, and maybe 4, or 5 for men's clothing. It's even more dramatic for shoes in thrift stores......there may be 8 racks of shoes (double sided) and only one side of one rack has men's shoes. So, why is that? Do men just wear their clothes and shoes until they disintegrate into a pile of dust, or do women change their wardrobes out way more frequently than men? These are things I think about on a daily basis.....after all, I'm retired so what else do I have to worry about? 😋
TLE did find a very nice pair of Pumas within about 25 minutes.....that is a record! Next we were off to the local T.J.Maxx store to look for some new sheets for our queen size bed. Amazingly she found just what she was looking for in about 10 minutes.....that is a new world record!
Like most malls, the Maine Mall has a theater complex nearby. We haven't been to a move for a while, so I asked TLE to look up what was playing at the Cinemagic Theaters. This theater has large, electric, leather recliners from which to view movies.....we last went to a theater like this in Sparks, NV a few years ago. One of the movies playing there is 'Peppermint' starring Jennifer Garner. I remember her from the TV series entitled 'Alias' in which she played this bad ass spy. This series ran from 2001-2006, so it was pretty successful. Based on the trailers we have seen it appeared that in Peppermint she was playing a similar character, so we decided to check it out. It's just 90 minutes long, so not a big investment of time for retired people, right?