while shopping at the Avenues Mall in Jacksonville,FL on Friday evening, 9/25/15!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Team building in the American Eagle store.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I invite you to come along folks as I take you through the story of this past Friday night’s “CRAZY” team building encounter in…“JILL’S WORLD!!!”  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  READY OR NOT, HERE WE GOOOoooooo…

TEAM ALLEN LOVES FRIDAYS!!!  TEAM ALLEN LOVES SHOPPING!!!  Danielle, Chase and myself went shopping Friday evening after we each finished our “work” for that day.  Chase attends High School, Danielle attends college and I am a full-time employee at a local skilled nursing facility (SNF).  We met back at  Allen Headquarters, our “HOME BASE” and then headed up to The Avenues Mall in Jacksonville, FL.

We ALWAYS stop in and shop at American Eagle.  That is one of the kids’ FAV stores at the Avenues Mall.  Now, there is NO method to my shopping madness, folks.  I SHOP…ALL OVER THE PLACE (within any given store)!!!  Here.  There.  Everywhere.  Back here.  Back over there.  Back “UP” here.  AND BACK THERE, EVERYWHERE… ALL OVER AGAIN!!!  :/  What can I say???  I’M A “CRAZY” SHOPPER, as well!!!

We each went opposite directions once inside the store.  I got to carry the clothes we were buying…SINCE I WAS PAYING, I guess.  Well, wouldn’t you know it???  Oopse!!!  I set the store alarm off…ON ACCIDENT…shortly after arriving.   I guess I meandered too close to the exit of the store with their clothing items in my possession.  BAM!!!  The alarm sounded.  IT SCREAMED AT “ME”!!!   Boy, my left arm SHOT straight up in the air, IMMEDIATELY, as I began waving towards the cash register to identify my “SELF” to employees as the culprit  guilty of tripping the alarm.   I, quickly and sheepishly, tip-toed back a few steps so that dreaded alarm would quiet itself.  Now,   “THAT”…was embarrassing, but I quickly resumed “SHOPPING”…

Chase then sought Danielle’s opinion on some pants that were on a table back up there ….IN THE FRONT OF THE STORE.  Oh, and I just HAD to look at them too!!!  BAM!!!  YEP, I set that same ole’ alarm”OFF”  AGAIN , a second time!!!  Both kids were so “OVER IT” by this time!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  Yep, and my left arm shot straight up into the air…AGAIN as  I waved toward the cash register to identify my “SELF” to those same employees…AGAIN, while stomping back a few steps to quiet that STUPID alarm,  YET A SECOND TIME!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  :/

And the store manger, Michelle, did NOT miss a beat, folks!!!  She quickly and LOUDLY questioned, “How many times are you going to set that alarm off???”  EVERYONE IN THE STORE…got a chuckle out of “THAT” one!!!  I  did learn that Michelle is a  bit …???…???…??? “CRAZY” also!!!  JUST LIKE “ME”!!!  Yep, we bonded quickly after I decided to “MEET & GREET” her with a business card.  What a fun evening shopping at American Eagle in The Avenues Mall in Jacksonville, FL!!!


P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!