😀Lost in the Mall

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Real Estate Agent with Arizona Focus Realty SA634540000

😊Lost in the Mall


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I love this month's challenge being hosted by my friend Ray Henson and I definitely like listening to the fish stories of others rather than telling my own.  Although I have had many great experiences throughout my life, there aren't many that come to mind that were over the top enough for me to consider a fish story, haha.  The story that I have chosen to tell you about is one that I don't even remember myself but it is one that my Mom told me about and I have enjoyed sharing with others over the years.

 

I don't even recall my age, but I think it was perhaps around 3 years old or so.  I was with my Mom and she was shopping at Buena Park Mall (not sure if anyone will know this place, but perhaps my friend Michael Jacobs knows of it).  Being that I hate to shop, I am guessing that I didn't much care for shopping back then either.  No surprise that I wandered off in search of something better to keep my attention.  Apparently, when my Mom discovered that I was no longer by her side she figured that assembling a search party was in order.  She did this by having a store associate get on the loudspeaker and announce that there was a child lost in the store.  They described the lost child and what he was wearing and then even announced his name.  When I heard the announcement it is said that I stopped to listen then looked myself up and down but declared that I was not lost, haha.  Another store associate saw me and returned me to my Mom and we continued shopping, much to my dismay.  Too bad we didn't have cell phones back then and my Mom could have just let me know when she was done with her shopping and then I could have met her at the car, haha.

 


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Comments (45)

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Funny Brian!  I can only imagine the little 3 year old Brian looking at himself up and down and figuring out it wasn't him they were talking about!

Aug 04, 2022 11:01 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It couldn't have been me they were talking about Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker since I was not lost, haha.

Aug 04, 2022 01:01 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I was "not lost" a time or two with my mom as well.  I do have to say as a parent it was a much different experience than when I was the lost child.

Aug 04, 2022 02:11 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Brian I know you were only 3 years old, but since you were a mall with most likely lots of clothing stores, you should have changed your outfit and made it difficult for them to find you.  😋😜🤪

Aug 04, 2022 02:28 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Ahhhh the old lost child story. HaHa.

When my son was very young...maybe the same age you were, We had a similar experience. Difference in my story was it wasn't just me that lost him. My husband and my parents were also there. 

You see when there are four adults...they all assume at least one of the other three have the kid.

Aug 04, 2022 04:48 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Yes, I am sure that my Mom has a different recollection than I do Don Baker 

Aug 04, 2022 05:10 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Haha, that sounds like a good plan George Souto but one that would have probably gotten me in a lot more trouble.

Aug 04, 2022 05:11 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is what scares me about children at a pool Sharon Tara the adults might assume that the other adults are watching and really nobody is watching.

Aug 04, 2022 05:12 PM
Sharon Tara

Children at a pool is a nightmare for me.

Aug 07, 2022 12:21 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - to a parent, a lost child is no laughing matter. To you, you weren't lost so there was nothing to worry about. I'm sure you and your brother gave your mom lots of scares!

Aug 04, 2022 10:10 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am sure that we did Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP but that is what boys do, right?

Aug 05, 2022 04:24 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

As far as you were, concerned-you were not lost! But your mom's recollection of that day would be a much different story. Thanks for the entry Brian England 

Aug 06, 2022 07:37 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I never really thought about that Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 but I will ask her about it tonight at dinner.

Aug 07, 2022 04:30 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Brian England, I hope you share your Mom's version of this story. I have a feeling it will be a wee bit different.🙃

Aug 07, 2022 07:28 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a good idea, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 and if my Mom's version of the story differs then I will write a blog about it, haha.

Aug 07, 2022 07:41 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Funny that you got lost but didn't consider yourself lost, Brian! My sister was shopping with her small kids and the 5 year-old came up missing. The store was shut down, the doors locked, they found him in the back of the store, sound asleep on a pile of clothes. LOL!

Aug 10, 2022 10:23 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds like a great place to be Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! asleep on a pile of clothes, haha.

Aug 10, 2022 01:06 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great story Brian - nope not lost!  

Aug 10, 2022 04:57 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I knew that I was not lost Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ so I was confused by them describing me over the loud speaker, haha.  Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 I asked my Mom about that and she laughed remembering the story but said that at the time she didn't think it was funny, haha.

Aug 10, 2022 07:18 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You're so funny Brian!  And that is definitely you in the cover photo.  I'd recognize that twinkle anywhere!  Great post ;) 

Aug 10, 2022 08:28 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, who could be mad at a kid that looks that cute Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, right?  I wish I still looked that cute, haha. 

Aug 11, 2022 04:35 AM