I hate Malls. I know, hate is a very strong word. I will gladly throw it around when it comes to Malls. When I go shopping, I'm an in and out person when it comes to Malls unless I go there to get away from my children. Which in that case means, I DON'T TAKE MY CHILDREN. I believe Malls are a place for systematically herding people in like cattle and herding them out. I have been to an IKEA once in Edmonton, besides getting lost trying to get out, I think all Malls should be set up like this. One way in, and one way out. A production line. If you are walking too slow you get cattle prodded by the person behind you. If you want to check something out in that section there is a little door for you to go into the glass cases large enough to hold the product in the center and allow you to walk around the product and back out. You get to be a little slower here to touch if need be. Everything is set on a timer. So make your choice fast so you can grab your ticket and bring it to the cashier on your way out. (Hey I just eliminated the need for people to be hired to restock items that have been "misplaced" by customers) Again, one way in and one way out. Doing this also eliminates things I see in Wal-Mart and other Malls. Inconsiderate arseholes that think their time is more precious than yours and trample you and your children on the way in or out of the store. Scary thing is it happens inside the store too. Production lines eliminate this hazard. They also eliminate a trend that I see so many asking for and that I detest on all levels.
Play places at Malls!
I'm sorry but the last time I checked a Mall wasn't McDonald's or Burger King. There is no need to have play places in Malls. What the hell is wrong with you people?! Okay, I get places like The West Edmonton Mall, with the indoor rides, etc. But you pay for that. You are there watching your own children and possibly being responsible for them. In Malls, parents don't pay attention to their children. I would go as far to say as they will leave their children in there and go to a store nearby. You may deny it. I can't say as I've seen it. But I wouldn't put it past any parent in today's society. As a mom and employee I have seen a lot! These places are loud and cess pools of germs. Hey people, there are parks and kid play places designed for this. One is free, the other is not. Why the hell are you invading my space with your snot nosed, ill-behaved little beasts? I have heard of and seen parents get in shouting matches and physical fights at these play places in Malls. Because one parent isn't watching and their
Besides the Mall is zoo-like enough, do we really need to bring in the three ring circus?