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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

"Why Thruway?"

Shoes, my friend replies. I need to get both kids new shoes.

Rack Room, I venture.

M-hm. Possibly Steinmart.

I overlook the Steinmart mention. You didn't go to Stride Rite during the Buy One Pair, Get the Second Half Off sale?

Listen to me. I will pay double not to go to that mall. That mall is scare-ee. I keep waiting for someone to jump out of some seemingly abandoned storefront or from behind a parked car and stick a knife in me. And Thruway is pretty.

It is, I say, nodding, even though we're speaking by phone, and she can't see me. I, too, try to avoid Hanes Mall like the plague.
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