This past Friday, I took a personal day from work. I asked for that day off. I have been at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx as a “regular worker” for nearly 13 years … and even the best workers, if I can call myself one, has to take a day off in this manner. Well, I don’t like to stay at home on Fridays, whether or not I have to work, so I was able to be out and about for about 3 1/2 hours or so this past Friday. I was out and about from around 9:45 in the morning until around 1:30 in the afternoon.
I went to both South Hills Village and Village Square in the South Hills this past Friday. I went to both of those malls with my grandmother. Our first stop was Macy’s. I explored all three floors of the store while I was there. They have a lot of neat things there, including Lens Crafters, Sunglass Hut, Finish Line, a hair salon and Macy’s Backstage. Macy’s Backstage is like T.J. Maxx in several ways. Like T.J. Maxx, they have fantastic items at fairly low prices. While I was walking around the store’s first floor, I noticed that they also had a little coffee shop near one of the store’s entrances. I had never noticed it there before … and I think they may have put it there recently.
At around 11:15 that morning, I went to the food court at South Hills Village. I went to Noodles and Company while I was there. I had Wisconsin-style Mac and Cheese and Chicken Noodle Soup while I was at that restaurant. I also had a bottle of water while I was there.
Then, after lunch, I went to American Greetings, which is located near the entrance to the food court. That store is closing its doors there in the near future. I personally like the Hallmark store better … and that store is on the second floor of the mall … and it’s near the entrance to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
At around noon time, we went over to Village Square … and we spent a few minutes at Kohl’s. I really enjoyed myself while I was at Kohl’s. Now, while I was over by the registers that are by the store’s back entrance, someone said “Joseph” into the phone that was in the department that I was in at that store. It kind of spooked me. Maybe the phone knew who I was.
Before my special day off from work ended that afternoon, I went back over to Macy’s at South Hills Village … and I was able to spend a few short minutes in that store.
So, overall, I had a fantastic day off from work. I will be going back to work again at around 10:00 on Friday morning. It will be my first day there in two weeks. After all, I have to use my personal hours sparingly.