When I leave the house.. it is rarely for leisure or pleasure…
When I leave the house.. I usually only have a limited amount of time that I can be “out,”.. due to schedules,, nap times, cranky kids and cranky mommy…
When I leave the house … it is usually to go to the same old spots!
Well, I left the house a few weeks ago…
And, it was for leisure.
It was without my children…
AND.. I went to the Mall.
Weird. I am not a shopper.
It is foreign to me. I am not used to looking in every store for a needed item. Finding just the right size, color, and price.
I realized I was more of an observer than a shopper.
It was rather fun observing.
This is what fascinated me the most…
I was walking through a rather popular store in the mall.. ( one I think I have been in all of four times..)
…and I was rather intent on finding a rather slimming pair of pants… (with a rather stretchable waistline!)
Uproarious laughter!!! This is what I heard!
I thought this was a store.. full of serious and intent shoppers..
And I hear a trail of laughter, fun conversation, and chatty women…
and then it hit me!
Right smack dab in the middle of my senses – PERFUME!
Wow! This was the combination of about three or more brand name perfumes.. being sampled.
This is what drew me. I stood for a while behind a rack of swim suits, and observed the way that other women spend their leisure time out.
( Kinda weird I know.. picturing me hiding out behind a rack of clothes! But that is how I have fun!)
AT THE PERFUME COUNTER.
It was so fun to watch. I never knew that such fun could be had at a perfume counter.
The stories they shared…the scents and new eye color they experimented with.. and all of the laughter that came from that perfume counter..
Opened my eyes to a whole other world of leaving the house.
I never knew that women had such fun, and delight – while trying on a new scent.
Probably because I do not wear any perfume. Never have,..maybe someday will?
Either way…they entertained me with their fun that day.