School is around the corner for Malina. Many schools in the area start today, but we have two more weeks. Preparing for school we first bought a new backpack and matching lunch sack recently. This past weekend we made the trip to the uniform store.
It was a little difficult to locate the uniform store. After 5 minutes of driving around we found it. There were people everywhere in front of the store and no parking. Then we found parking. Walking into the store I was in shock looking around. Even more people were inside and we learned that instead of walking around the store choosing your items you actually had to go to the counter and wait for someone to help you.
After a few minutes of waiting we were helped by customer service representative named Julie. It was a lesson in patience, but we eventually we ended up with everything on the list except for one jacket. At one point during our hour in the store the clothing manager walked by and said “Why are you still here, it’s been quite some time since you arrived? (jokingly)”. My reply was “I am thorough and want to purchase everything on one trip”. I also noticed that there were so many people in the store at another point that they had customers waiting for others to exit the store before more could be let in.
Hundreds of dollars later we left the uniform store and the late morning of organized chaos. Look below at our reward: Malina is set for her first day of 2nd grade at her new school.