Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Waiting at Macy's


Paddock Mall in Ocala has recently undergone a renovation, part of which included creating "rest areas" where tired shoppers are able to sit and relax, and where husbands can wait in comfort while their wives shop.

This gentleman waited in front of Macy's Department Store for 15-20 minutes until his wife came by carrying several packages, at which point he arose and escorted her to another store in the mall. Or maybe they went home.

26 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

the mall out here has very nice seating--comfy too--a person could just go to people watch. MB

Olivier said...

voila une bonne idée ;o)
veiled a good idea ;o)

Shaun said...

Or maybe he moved to another chair closer to where he could keep an eye on her... maybe...

Vogon Poet said...

That's my place! Not many stores here have these absolutely useful rest areas.

Kcalpesh said...

Well this is a nice arrangement! Here in Mumbai the Malls are so crowded that you won't find a single bench empty to sit and relax!! What does JBR stand for?

Shantaram said...

Well, they are considerate!

Asta said...

I think it's a great idea with nice comfortable chairs to sit in for the gentlemen while their wives are shopping. Shop owners in Sweden should see this. And learn from the good example.
-:)

Have a wonderful day!

Leif Hagen said...

Relaxing shot! How long has Gordon been waiting for Gladys? Gordon is probably wondering what you'll have as your JULY theme posting on your daily photo blog . . . .

B Squared said...

This scene is repeated here, too. It is usually me doing the sitting, however.

Jacob said...

I was sitting just across from him - that's how I got the picture!

Rambling Round said...

These rest areas are a good idea!

Jacob said...

What was July's theme again, Leif? My mind just went empty...

Jacob said...

@ Kcalpesh - Good question. The store is named Robinson Jewelers, so I'd guess the JB are the first two initials of the person involved.

Halcyon said...

Hey! It's not only men that sit in those chairs!!! I have often taken a rest while waiting for my husband. :)

Jacob said...

Good point, Halcyon...the truth is that women made use of their chairs as much or more than men.

D said...

so sweet
If they're like us, she's really glad he's sitting instead of standing behind her sighing loudly.

Frank said...

What a great scene that we have all know is repeated in stores everywhere.

Joy said...

Aawww, how sweet! That's a mark of a very loving husband!

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Lois said...

Good shot Jacob! I actually do this a lot myself when I go to the mall with my daughter, except I'm usually trying to hold on to her kids at the same time.

Daryl said...

My husband waits at home ..

cieldequimper said...

I would vote for rest areas in all malls!

Cezar and Léia said...

He is an elegant man!
:-)
Great picture Jacob!
Léia

Lee Spangler said...

He won't need to sit as long at the next place 'cause his wallet is lighter. You always find pix that make me chuckle.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Comfortable mall seating seems like a great idea. ;-)

Marie said...

Some men are very patient :-)))

Bergson said...

I love this picture peaceful and full of colors

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