After deciding a “mall walk” was better than a walk where I would be forced to hold an umbrella over my head, I checked in with my wife. If she hadn’t already gotten our drinks at Sonic, I would pick them up on the way home.
With the drink ordered on the app at a stop light 3 miles from the location, I pulled into Sonic to get the Route 44 Coke Zero w/ easy ice and the Route 44 w/ a shot of blackberry flavoring and no ice. My weekday buddy Jordan brought the drinks out almost immediately after I checked in. (Georgia usually brings them out on Sunday. She is effective, but not as friendly as Jordan.)
Me: Just coming back from the mall. Boy, was it dead!
Jordan: With the weather, I would have thought it would have been busy.
Me: I don’t go to the mall very often, but in my opinion, there was almost no one there.
Jordan: When I grew up in Jersey, and it rained, we would go to the mall all of the time.
Me: The good thing was fewer people to share the samples with in the food court.
Jordan: Yes, I liked the samples. The problem was the people giving the food samples always wanted to talk your leg off.
Me: I know, just like my server at Sonic. [Delivered with a wink]
Jordan: Good enough. [Said with a smile]
I don’t bond with everyone, but when I do, it often involves humor. I enjoy having some non-family members in my life to tease. My wife and housemates often reach the saturation point before I am satirically spent.