It’s been awhile since those carefree days of mall shopping but I did manage to get an afternoon of that done at the end of April with Ann until she broke her leg. That’s a story for another day. But one of the things that Ann has taught me over our years of mall shopping is to not make eye contact.
Now what does that mean? You know –all of those kiosks in the middle of malls where there are displays of things that supposedly you can’t do without. I am usually the one that they hunt down and follow all the way down the mall hallway to the next anchor store because I make eye contact and can’t not be nice to those sales folks. Ann tries to tell me to keep walking, avoid eye contact, boldly say I am not interested. Well that does not always happen.
So the last trip we both got these little packages pressed into our hands. Ann threw hers away almost immediately but I knew that this was fodder for a future blog post so I kept mine and rediscovered it the other day.
Apparently snail cream is a thing. Now I am pretty darn hesitant to put something from a snail on my skin but apparently it is a wonderful “new” advancement in the beauty regime. Apparently the mollusks secrete a mucus that protects their exposed bottoms against bacteria, cuts, and UV Rays. This has now been included in rejuvenating creams for humans to slather on their faces. Uh…..no.
This was definitely one time I should have avoided eye contact. Any one out there have a similar experience in a mall or is it just me that they target? Let me know in the comments and remember that each comment made this month means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause —Uvalde Victims Relief Fund.