Mall Trip – Revisited

It has been over a year since the article below appeared as a replacement of the write-up for a forfeited game. I have updated the article with some more highlights from the trip and also kept some of the old material for the relatively new CRFC members. Next weekís blog will feature an interview with CRFC family member and founder of our new sponsor b.good Jon Olinto.

With a rare CRFC forfeit at 7:00PM, I had some extra time in between games to go to the mall for once on a Wednesday night instead of Boca Grande. I traveled to the Cambridgeside Galleria in search of that meal and here are some highlights from my travels.

7:04 ñWalked out of the gym and wondered (aloud) just what I was doing with my life reffing all these basketball games.

7:05 ñ Witnessed both a verbal and physical assault by the parking lady on an unknown male CRFC member who, evidently, did not have a ticket.

7:08 ñEntered the mall via the Cheesecake Factory entrance and wondered how funny it would be if I walked up to the aqua massage girl and started to fully undress in preparation for the aqua massage.

7:09 ñ Walked by the Russian doll kiosk and wondered how much money these people could possibly make selling these things. If these people can live off that, what am I doing wrong?

7:12 ñ Walked by the Apple store and wondered why I didnít buy Apple stock a few months back when there was a line just to get into the store. Did I really need a beta analysis for that stock recommendation?

7:14 ñ Accosted by a small woman with a sharp, three pronged device who for some reason wanted to touch my head with it.

7:15 ñ Finally reached the food court and sampled the chicken teriyaki at the Japanese place, complete with surprised and satisfied facial expression, acting like it was the first time I had ever tasted chicken teriyaki, followed by a courtesy toothpick wave in the cookís direction.

7:16 ñ Circled around the food court and sampled chicken from the Cajun place, a bread bowl from the soup place, and some un-intelligible flavored chicken from the Thai place.

7:17 ñ Circled back and sampled more chicken teriyaki from the Japanese place, complete with surprised and satisfied facial expression, acting like it was the first time I had ever tasted chicken teriyaki, followed by a courtesy toothpick wave in the cookís direction.

7:18 ñ Despite being almost full at this point, decided to stick with the homeland and get a chicken parmesan dinner at Sbarro with a 20 ounce water, moderately priced at $9.11.

7:19 ñ Wondered why the old WWf ring announcer used to announce the Wild Samoans as ìfrom parts unknown.î Arenít they from, umm, Samoa?

7:20 – Finished chicken parmesan dinner.

7:22 ñ Wondered why the people who work at the food court always seem to be representative of the food they are selling ñ Sbarro always has Italian looking people working there, the Japanese place always has Japanese looking people working there, Au Bon Pain always has French looking people working there. Remained stumped as to why Dunkin Donuts never has a consistent employee look.

7:24 ñPassed by Japanese place on the way out of the food court for chicken teriyaki sample for dessert.

7:25 ñ Got into a heated, expletive laced argument with Japanese sample guy after receiving a dirty look. After throwing my toothpick at him, I am pretty sure he added something about my reffing.

7:27 ñ Walked by Foot Locker and wondered why the employees werenít wearing Snoopy ìStay Coolî shirts. (This reference is outdated as I have since switched my reffing shirts sponsor from Peanuts to Nike dry-fit).

7:29 ñ Replayed aqua massage joke in my head on my way out and got a good chuckle.

7:32 ñ Walked by Boca Grande and wonder why I just didnít get a burrito for $4.40 like I usually do. And the water is free!!!!

 

7:35 ñ Arrived back at the gym in time for the next game.

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