A couple days after my previous post, I had to make a run to the Western Shore of Chesapeake Bay to pick up some contact lenses, and go to the mall to pick up some shoes that were in for work the nearby rural cobbler couldn't handle.
That morning, I put on an outfit similar to this, with pantyhose instead of bare legs, and a pair of my flats instead of Mary Jane heels, and off I went.
After parking the car, I did some walking around inside the mall, not wearing a coat or sweater. (Yes, we had our 3 wonderful days of summer...now it seems we're headed into fall, with cooler temperatures. LOL!) I noticed that the two annoying (or affirming) kiosk peddlers who had always accosted me about their cosmetics on every walk around the mall...were gone. Yay! Though to some extent I enjoyed their attention, nonetheless it was annoying, so I'm fine with their disappearance.
However, if it was attention I was seeking, I received quite a bit of that...despite the peddlers' notable absence. Standing outside a cell phone company store's door, waiting for them to open, was a small gaggle of people. One was a 50something woman. I was wearing my sunglasses, as sunlight was pouring through the skylights.
As I walked (and people-watched from behind my Foster Grants), I couldn't help but notice the woman's eyes immediately lock on to me like radar as I approached. I observed her gaze follow me until I passed her, and as I approached a store with a properly aimed window glass, I stopped to window shop and observe her continue to watch me. Probably two minutes later, with her never missing a beat, I said to myself..."To heck with it...I'm moving on." And I did. No doubt she watched me disappear down the hall until the buzzer rang and the store opened.
And at the cobbler's shop, I was properly addressed as "Ma'am."
Isn't life fun?