See Maureen go to Minneapolis on a family vacation.
See Maureen bring her teenage daughter to the Mall of America THREE times in five days.
kill time wander into the "Department" store while her daughter tries on nearly everthing at Abercrombie and Fitch.
See Maureen spot the "Please shop from our branches" sign on the Christmas tree displays.
See Maureen reach for the metal reindeer ornament to add to her Christmas reindeer collection.
See the beautiful delicate blown glass ball, hanging a few branches down, plunge to the ground as if in slow motion.
See the ornament explode, shattering on the slate stone floor.
See Maureen stand frozen, horrified and unable to move or speak.
See all the customers and staff turn their heads in unison at Maureen.
See Maureen sputter "I'm so sorry... I'll pay for it of course".
See the nice clerk come over with broom and dustpan to swiftly clean up the shards.
See Maureen purchase the reindeer ornament, again requesting to pay for the broken one too.
See the clerk smile and reassure her with "Don't worry. I've broken so many of those myself".
See Maureen slink out of the store, shaking, cheeks burning crimson with shame.
See Maureen thank the Gods she wasn't
killing time shopping a few doors down at THIS store:
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