I went into single combat with a suburban mall on the weekend, trying to buy some oddments I need for next week, right on some of the last major shopping days before Christmas.
What gets me is not so much the crowds pushing and shoving to buy as much cheap and glitzy tat as they can because, you know, Christmas is all about spending. Or the kids hurtling around hyperventilating and screaming in abject pain as if they’ve just been attacked by some psychopath, all because their Mum told them they couldn’t have candy.
No, it’s the fact that after about 2 minutes exposure to the barrage of lights and sound all anybody in those malls can do is shuffle around in circles going ‘braaaaainnns….’, while passing cash over to anybody they see behind a counter.
I did think of going to another mall, but I suspect they’re all the same. Thoughts?
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