Several mornings a week I meet a friend at the mall and we walk. We walk around and around and while we walk, we talk. We talk and we talk and while we talk, we shop. Window shop, that is. Last week we noticed several interesting displays. Observation numero uno. In the window of one store was a mannequin wearing a tube-top-type dress. The only problem with the dress was that the sunglasses that were anchored in the plastic cleavage had pulled the top down and now the model was baring all---literally. It was the same way the next day. And the next. I'm just wondering, is this the new way to wear these dresses? 'Cause if it is, I'm just not digging it. Observation numero dos. Another popular retail store had an interesting display of jeans in it's window. It wasn't the store that starts with "H" and smells like wood. It wasn't the store that bears the name of our country and a regal bird. It was the store that would fit into this rhyme. One, two, __________my shoe. Anyhoo, the male mannequin was wearin a nice plaid shirt, layered over a nice tee, and topped with an even nicer blazer. So far I'm thinking, 'this is a nice look for the younger set.' And then I see it. Plain as day, and VERY staged. The zipper on the pair of $eventy-plu$ dollar jean$ is halfway zipped up, or zipped down, depending on how you look at it. Again, I ask myself, is this what it takes to sell a pair of jeans? I. Think. Not. In the meantime, I'll do a little less shopping, a lot more talking, and even more walking. Maybe someday I'll fit back into those jeans or that dress. Just know that when I do, the top of the dress will stay up, and so will the zipper on the pants!