Mall Experience 1

Scenario Description: Darla, Cindy, and Evan have just arrived at a new shopping mall.  They are on the lower level.

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NarratorDarla, Cindy, and Evan have just arrived at a new shopping mall.  They are on the lower level.
DarlaWow, what a humongous mall!  It’s going to take us a while to explore this place.
EvanYou can say that again!  (That’s the truth!)  It’s two stories and I can’t see the end in either direction.  My feet are starting to ache just thinking about all the walking we’re going to have to do.
CindyEvan, you wimp!  Darla and I can shop for hours on end!  Try to keep up with us, okay?
EvanI’ll do my best, oh Mighty Master Shopper Pro Expert Guru Person.  (Evan is just speaking a long string of obsequious words to make fun of Cindy.)
DarlaLet’s check out that jewelry store called Kaye’s.  I like their advertising slogan:  “Every kiss begins with a Kaye.”
CindyCute!  Let’s go.
EvanOh, please.  Is that all it takes to reel you girls in, a catchy slogan?
DarlaAbsolutely!  We girls are suckers for a good “pickup” line.
NarratorAfter browsing around the jewelry store, they exit and proceed back out onto the main mall floor.
CindyWhere to next?
DarlaLet’s check out that music store and then that department store.
CindySounds like a plan.  Let’s go.
DarlaThis music store has all my favorite singing groups and songs.  Here’s a music CD with some old Beatle songs on it.  My dad would probably like that!  He’s old-fashioned.  His taste in music hasn’t changed in the past 30 years.
CindyYeah, my parents are the same way.  Hey, they sell musical instruments here too.  Check out that 12-string guitar.
EvanAll right, now that’s something I can get into!  I’m going to go check it out!  Be back in a few (minutes).
DarlaWell, at least Evan found something he can get interested in.  He’s such a stick-in-the-mud most of the time.
CindyAin’t that the truth!  Okay, let’s check out all these tunes and melodies.  They even have some music boxes and movie posters.
NarratorAfter exploring the music store, they exit and proceed to an adjacent department store.
DarlaLadies to the women’s clothes department!
EvanAnd men to the men’s clothes department!  We’ll meet back here in 30 minutes.
NarratorAfter perusing the department store, they exit and proceed out onto the main mall floor again.
EvanOkay, girls.  Where to next?  I, for one, am feeling a little hungry.  My stomach is growling.
DarlaOkay.  Cindy, are you up for some Chinese fast food?
CindyLead on, MacDuff.  (reference to a line in a Shakespeare play)
EvanTo the food court then!
NarratorDarla and Cindy order Chinese food and Evan orders Italian.
EvanAaaah, that hit the spot.  What’s next on the itinerary?
CindyShoes, purses, and handbags!
DarlaRight on!  Great minds think alike!
NarratorCindy buys a pair of shoes with a matching handbag.  Darla buys some socks.  Evan buys some shoe polish.
CindyEvan, is that the best you can do?  Aisles and aisles of shoes, and all you can buy is shoe polish?
EvanHey, what can I say?  I’m a practical person.  I already have a pair of shoes.  I don’t need another pair.
DarlaWhat?  You only have one pair of shoes!
CindyWe have at least twelve pairs each! We need high heels, summer boots, winter boots, classy sandals, pricey tennis shoes – all in a variety of colors, of course.  They do have to match our ensembles, after all.
EvanIt makes my head hurt to contemplate what must go on in the mind of a woman.
DarlaIt’s all just part of being a woman, Evan.  We must be cunning, versatile, flexible, and inventive.  Think of us as ninjas with black belts in shopping!  Haha.
CindyThat’s right.  You can’t imagine the “thrill of the kill” when we save 50% off the regular price. We also enjoy fighting our way through all our competitors and rivals.
EvanLet’s check out a bookstore next.
DarlaOkay.  I think the directory showed a bookstore on the upper level.  Should we take the elevator, escalator, or stairs?
CindyEscalator.  I’m wearing high heels.
EvanStairs.  I’m wearing practical shoes.
DarlaStalemate!  That means I get to cast the deciding vote.  To the elevator!
NarratorThey take the elevator to the upper level.
EvanWhich way is the bookstore?
DarlaI think the directory showed it off to the right, so that way.
CindyThere it is, about five stores down on the right.
NarratorThey enter the bookstore.
EvanI’ll be in the fantasy and science fiction section.
DarlaWe’ll be in the romance section.
CindySpeak for yourself, Darla.  I’m going to check out the travel section.  My mom says we’re going to Greece next month.  I want to see what sights there are to see there.
DarlaWell, if you’ll be going to Athens, you’ll definitely want to see the Parthenon.  The Parthenon is really just some ruins of what used to be a large temple there.  In the state of Tennessee in the USA, they built an exact replica of the Parthenon as it used to exist thousands of years ago when it was intact.
CindyCool!  I’ll be sure to research that.
EvanLet’s meet in the coffee shop over there in the corner when we’re all done.  I feel like a hot latte and a slice of banana bread.
NarratorLater they all meet in the coffee shop.  Each of them has a small bag with a book or two that they purchased.
DarlaCindy, how’s your mocha?
CindyWonderful!  Just what the doctor ordered.  What about your macchiato?
EvanWell, this banana bread, warmed up of course, is delicious!  And my latte tastes like ambrosia.
CindyAmbrosia?  What’s that?  Sounds like a good name for a perfume.
DarlaHaha!  That’s the “food of the gods” according to Greek mythology, Cindy!  Evan’s just trying to impress us with his knowledge of ancient history
CindyOh.  Well, Evan, I’ll match my knowledge of the myriad shades of nail polish against your knowledge of mythology any day.  (This phrasing is a type of friendly challenge.)
EvanYou’re on.  (I accept that challenge.)
DarlaBoy, it sure feels good to sit down and get off our feet for a little while, doesn’t it?
CindyYou can say that again!  My feet are killing me.  I wouldn’t have worn high heels if I had known how large this mall was going to be.
NarratorThis saga is to be continued.
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