Thing Are Hopping At The Mall

I went to the mall on Sunday. Let me repeat that for my daughter who probably went slack jawed, dropping whatever she was eating, when she saw those words.

Alone – I went to the mall alone!

This would be like Steffie or Helaine spending quality time at Fry’s or CompUSA.

Slowly, but surely, my wristwatches have been running out of battery power. As of early Sunday there were four depleted watches with one not far behind.

It didn’t take long to find a place to change the batteries. At the Brass Mill Center in Waterbury, I walked to the second floor and found a small store with the offer of battery changes written on the window.

My battery was changed by Ines. Well, I think it was Ines. She wore her name, in gold around her neck. I did get a great look because of cleavage concerns.

I’ve buried the lead again. This isn’t about my watches or who changed them. It’s about what I saw when I walked into the mall – people on bungees.

It was the strangest thing. Right there, at the main entrance to the mall, a contraption is set up with harnesses and bungee chords. Kids get harnessed in (maybe it can handle adults, but I didn’t see any) and then jump as if there’s no gravity.

There was chatter and encouragement galore as one girl attempted a somersault while suspended high above the mall’s floor. She made it!

Over the years, the center of a mall’s corridors has become selling space. It wasn’t always that way kiosk fans. Now, this mall which already has a merry-go-round, has something else to attract your attention.

2 thoughts on “Thing Are Hopping At The Mall”

  1. “Kids get harnessed in (maybe it can handle adults, but I didn’t see any) and then jump as if there’s no gravity.”

    Oh yes, it can handle adults…

    Seeing a fat woman jumping on this contraption was one of the memories I would like to forget…

    I think this area also doubles as a ice skating rink during the winter, too.

  2. Geoff, do you have your camera with you everywhere??? or did you use your RAZR to take these and some of the others?

    I always feel funny taking my camera with me and taking pictures but i do try to do it as much as i can.

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