We've all been there: In the midst of a productive shopping bender, when you peek out the store window and see your guy sitting on the bench buried in Nordstrom bags, your purse and just about every other boyfriend at the mall that day.
You start to feel a little guilty he's about to pull his hair out, but then you remember, those bags are heavy. Just kidding. But no, really, they were getting in the way of your wardrobe goals.
And, as sleep-inducing as it might be for him to wait while you break the bank, there's something sweet about him being there.
As an ode to the men who wait (and wait) for us, we count down our favorite poor suckers at the mall.
Oh, the things we do for love!
Extreme shopping isn't for the faint of heart.
Nope, doesn't get easier with age.
In fact, these days, they start young.
This my friends, is defeat.
ES Sully's Roundtable
They may be sitting in silence, but they're in it together.
For some, it's a time to contemplate the meaning of life.
1000 Awesome Things
Boredem is contagious, just ask the mannequin in the display case.
She's not coming back anytime soon, buddy.
Eight hours of sleep does a body good — wherever you may be.
It's normal to ask yourself "What is my life?" in these situations.
So close, yet so far.
At least we have each other.
Might as well make yourself at home, fellas. It's going to be a long one.
More juicy stories from YourTango: