Year 2 – January 4, 2013 – Shopping
There are a lot of people at this outlet mall that didn’t get the memo that we are still recovering from economic problem, that unemployment still high and people are still trying get back on their feet. The shopping frenzy at this mall is mind boggling. First of all, one has to literally fight off other people just to park. For every available parking spot available, there are five or six cars waiting to park in the same spot. To be able to just park, you just have to force your way in a spot risking possible collision with other car. Of course, to even get to that point, you pretty have to stalk people who are walking and hoping that they are leaving so that you can stake a claim to their spot. If helps to have a beat up car going against some fancy cars 🙂 Even with that, people park in places where they are not supposed to be, such as on the grass, landscaping, curb etc. The towing company was having their share of the frenzy too. I don’t know whether to keep the sanity on the parking lot and maintain order or just to participate in the feeding frenzy.