Thursday, 11 October 2012

Holly and I Hate Malls


Holly over at Club Thrifty recently wrote a post about how she hates shopping malls. I couldn't agree more!

Like Holly, I am always blown away by the huge crowds of people wandering through malls for lack of anything better to do. I especially hate crowds of people barging me out of the way so they can get 50% off a 'bargain' that they'll never use/need/wear again!

I quickly get sick of the strange consumerist mentality that comes out of people's mouths too. “I got paid yesterday (or worse, will be paid tomorrow!), let's spend, spend, spend!!” It's worst when there are parents and kids though. Child consumers are awful; they're easily influenced, ultra demanding, and if they don't get what they want they'll scream and they'll scream and they'll scream. I know kids can be difficult, but mall kids are sickening.

The worst thing about malls isn't the crowds, or the over-priced shops, or even the crap music they play; the worst thing is that they hide the exits. Have you been in a mall in a town you don't know lately? I've been through a couple in Bristol and once you're in there's no escape. They hide exits down little alleys so that you can't see them. People make a lot of money designing malls to wrestle every last penny from your clenched fist, and how will you spend if you manage to leave?

6 comments:

lizzie said...

How did you find yourself in one in the first place :) ?

Bryallen said...

The Boyfriend needed art supplies for his course. I try and avoid them if at all possible!

Meanqueen said...

Yes I hate them as a well. I occasionally wander into one, and ten minutes later I run out screaming, LET ME OUT.

Holly@ClubThrifty said...

lol, thanks for the mention...and in case you're wondering... I still hate malls!

skipandscatter said...

Hmmm... When I do drag myself down to one of those places it's because a) I know what I want and b) I have researched my options beforehand. And even then I leave empty-handed more often than not. And if I feel even the slightest doubt about going, I just don't go. Why inflict this upon myself?

Andrea@Familyconnect said...

My daughter becomes a teenager next month. Instead of a party, or presents, she wants me to take her and a friend to Meadowhall shopping mall, with money in her pocket and nothing to do all day but spend it. I cannot think of anything worse! Bless her, she knows that, and appreciates that my willingness to hang around the mall while she and her friend go shopping is an even greater sacrifice than the money I give her to spend.