Why I Hate The Mall Essay

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Why I Hate the Mall      I hate shopping malls. No, you don't understand. I really hate shopping malls. I think sitting at the Food Court near the Burger King for one hour has served only to heighten my displeasure with these gaudy monstrosities. The only reason I'm here is because nothing else in the town of Poughkeepsie, NY. seems to catch my interest long enough for me to take notice.      I got here noon-ish I think. I had to take a taxi since none of my non- pedestrian friends were willing to roll out of bed to give me a ride. "You're waking me up why? The Mall? You insane?" *click*. If there is anything in Poughkeepsie worse than the mall, it would be Poughkeepsie taxi…show more content…
It was too much for me, so I decided I would just sit in the food court and absorb what has been labeled "Mall Culture". Although the term has Jerseyean origins, even in the Poughkeepsie Galleria, "Mall Culture" is everywhere you look.      I decided that I'd just grab a soft drink from Burger King and then go sit down to take notes. Even though I had to repeat "No..not Coke... Cherry Coke" several times, I managed to get my drink painlessly enough. I grabbed the table with the fewest remnants of past double cheeseburgers, and settled in.      Nothing too exciting at first glance. Three girls cat walking up and down the corridors, hair having been nuked with Aqua-Net Super Hold. I can almost hear the curling iron sizzling as the alcohol based spray evaporates upon contact with the heat of the iron. The result? The hair is arched, ascending almost a foot in the air before descending back down. They're at the mall not to shop, but to just absorb the mall culture. Although unlike me, they seem to thrive in it. Their purses are larger than any back pack I've owned, and are undoubtedly filled with several virgin cans of heavy duty Aqua-Net which they most likely purchased at the CVS only days ago. They periodically stop at the in vogue stores to window shop, until they get to The Limited, and apparently something catches their attention. They wander inside, casually brushing
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