A “pricey” Santa Monica, CA shoe store attracted quite a crowd of local fashionistas recently when it opened. According to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], the chic crowd ate up shoes undeterred by price tags as high as $600. Some of the chic shoppers even boasted that they were getting bargains considering the quality and trendy styles of the footwear on display. What else would you expect in a shoe store with the name Palessi? In fact, the name should have given the stunt away as it is a bit too close to the name of that bargain chain of shoe stores that goers by the name of Payless. The company came clean and launched a promotional campaign noting that the shoes the in crowd was willing to pay hundreds of dollars for sell for $20 to $40 a pair at its stores.
A leap of faith
A preacher in Mississippi got his 15 minutes of fame when he used a zip line to get a flying start for his Sunday sermon at the Brown Baptist Church in the town of Southaven, MI. He wanted to drive the message home that Jesus will one day make surprise return to earth, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. “I think more young people left Sunday morning talking about my sermon than they did in a while,” Pastor Bartholomew Orr told the syndicated TV show, Inside Edition.
Raucous Christmas Chorus
Santa was overwhelmed when 23 sets of twins, and then some, showed up recently to have their Christmas picture taken at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL. Some of the 23 moms brought along a non-twin sibling or two and, as one of them put it, things got a little chaotic, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. But, the Mall’s marketing director, Heather Lloyd, described it as a lot of fun. It’s just a great time for them to get to see Santa and also be around the other families of twins.”