Monday, April 12, 2010

Mary Worth 728

Welcome to the Santa Royale Shopping Center

STORE DIRECTORY

Marcy's Department Store
Maisie's Department Store
May C Penny's Department Store
Maycy's Department Store
Moycy's Department Store
Chaste Bank
Tracy's Department Store
Lacey's Department Store
Moosie's Department Store
Mossie's Department Store
Lord & Maizy's Department Store
Bert's Mace Store
May's Seed Store
Food Court

Today's Full Strip

26 comments:

maconmemad said...
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maconmemad said...

These might be too hip for the Santa Royal Shopping Center:
Old Army Store, Bullseye and Sea Lion

jvwalt said...

Wow, a five-story shopping center! With a planetarium, yet! Or possibly a nuclear power plant.

Paul Pennington said...

Maconmemad, you're in luck. Right around the corner one will find New Navy Store, Old Coast Guard, Old Dragoons Store, Shears and Roebuck, L-Mart, Lignite Kohls, Anthracite Kohls, Belch's, Olive Pit Garden, Brad Pit Garden, Rivet Pit Garden, Kneeman-Markup, Off the Border Restaurant, Moonbucks, Worst Buy, Parallel Circuit City, and many others. Too many to illustrate in one strip. Sure they will pop up before long.

phoebes in santa fe said...

Ah, Mary gets her "victim". Now that Bonnie is ensnared, she'll never get free of Mary. And Ernie will be gone a month? (What kind of job does he have, anyway?)

Caroline said...

Mary's "how long will your husband be away" translates to "so, exactly how much time do I have to insinuate myself into all aspects of your life and be there in your every waking momtnt, in order for me to fix you before your husband comes back?"

Now we've conveniently gotten Fine Ernie out of the way, Mary's goal is surely to utter a few platitudes at Bonnie until she's instantly cured from being a shopaholic. Then upon Ernie's return he too can start worshipping at the altar of Mary for saving his marriage and his pension fund.

Chester the Dog said...

Yes! Lets watch B?B?J? In action, shall we?

Brick said...

May I offer a suggestion for the Jukebox? "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It" by Marilyn Monroe should fit both B?BJ's tendency to over-shop and and Mary's to return.

Maude Findlay said...

Maybe Ernie has a secret family in another state, and between that and Bonnie's compulsive shopping and/or overeating, he's in way above his head.

Paul said...

Quick, we need a shopping center for the story! Run down to the hospital, cover up the sign in front (nothing too fancy, we don't have a lot of time), and slap some store name on the building.

hia5 said...

I'm suffering a tragic sense of deja vu. Several years ago, our beloved Marshall Field's was taken over and renamed Macy's. Chicagoans have never really gotten over this act of betrayal and many former Field's shoppers have vowed never to set foot into Macy's. I imagine that the takeover of Marcy's by Maisie's in Santa Royale has evoked similar feelings there and I am shocked that Mary (and B?B) would even consider shopping there.

Vicki (eating lunch) said...

I do hope Mary remembers her "senior discount" card. (I'm not sure if this mall's food court accepts those, though.) Also, food courts tend to be rather NOISY places in which to spill one's guts. Plus, no alcohol in which to loosen up B?BJ?.

Maybe the lunch buffet at La Rosa's would have been the wiser choice. We'll see...After all, Mary's the Pro.

Chester the Dog said...

I am a little concerned about the financial stability of the Santa Royale Mall, as there is only one car in the parking lot.

I'll be hiding in the food court over by the Salmon Hut.

tuffenuf, looking for her Maisies card.. said...

Chester, I agree.

Even Maisies has cut back. Their sign is made from an opened up manila folder, lettered with a Sharpie!

phoebes in santa fe said...

hia5@12.08p - I'm originally from Chicago, moved out here three years ago, and I remember how awful I felt about Macy's taking away Field's "identity". It was one of the stupidest corporate moves I've ever seen. "Macy's" really doesn't mean anything to Chicago shoppers. I can't believe that it will ever be the brand loyalty that Chicagoans felt for Fields.

Now, maybe if they had changed the name to "Marcy's"...

Maude Findlay said...

Mmmm, Salmon Hut! Takes me back to those carefree teenage days of hanging out at the mall, wearing purple pedal pushers and an orange blouse, sipping on a Turnip Julius, checking out the cute guys that hung around the arcade playing Pac Person.

maconmemad said...

Brother Pennington,
Too funny. I think I'm gonna grab some supper over at Ovive Pit Garden before I head home from the shopping center.I'm wearing a new shirt from Anthracite Kohls.

Anonymous said...

you forgot...

Reaally really Reeeeeeeeally Old Navy

and

Forever 71

Anonymous said...

and also...

Really Reeeallly Old Navy

Forever 71

Anonymous said...

What are friends for if not to feed your shopping addiction? Very clever, Mary.

Anonymous said...

You know what I'm going to do? I'm going to start a comic strip about a meddling old biddy and call it "Shmary Shmorth". She'll have neighbors like Shmoby and Shmian Shameron, a boyfriend named Doctor Shmeff Shmorey, and a lovely condo in Shamrtershmone.

Take THAT Karen Moy!

Imogene said...

In the olden days, big flagship department stores (such as Marshall Field in Chicago, Meier & Frank in Portland, Dayton's in Minneapolis--cities I grew up in and one I live in now, all those stores now called Macy's) had genteel restaurants in them. It was customary for ladies to don their hats and gloves and go shopping and out to lunch in the same place. The casual fast-food courts of today would have incited those matriarchs to throw the store managers right over the mezzanine railing!

In Santa Royale, however, I'm guessing that restaurant tradition, with nicely-dressed women of a certain age killing time eating and chatting idly, has never died. I can think of absolutely no other explanation for Mary inviting Batty Johnson to lunch in a shopping center. And why does Batty look so frightened? Is it that she's heard about Mary's supernatural powers, or is it that she forgot to wear her nice gloves? Or does Ernie have a GPS tracker on her cell phone?

Brick said...

@ Imogene: Please join us!
Maude Findlay and I are planning to meet for lunch at the Marcy's tea room. Their dining room is on the mezzanine and their chicken pie is outstanding. Maude will be wearing her flowing purple and orange caftan. Look for me in my Christian Dior pillbox!

Imogene said...

Oh, dearest Brick and Maude,
Thank you for the kind invitation! If I'm a little late (can't remember where I put my gloves!) please order the shrimp cocktail for me. And if you overhear anything juicy before I get there, fill me in when I arrive.
Cheers!
Imogene

Maude Findlay said...

If there's time before brunch, I have to stop in at Tord & Laylor's for a new hat. I always feel better about the world, when looking out at it from under a fabulous new hat!