Mall Of The Dead

At the suggestion of Mrs Doombreed, who read yesterday's entry and remembered a comment I made a few years ago, here is part two of Old People Doing Things That Are Weird (or, at least, Weird To Me).

Here in America there's a phenomenon that weirds me out. Mall walking. That's what I call it, anyway.

Old people, for the purposes of social interaction and exercise, descend on indoor shopping malls early in the morning and walk around the perimeter.

If you think about it, it's a great idea. It's gentle exercise, in a pleasant, safe, well-lit, air-conditioned location, close to toilets and first aid, should either be necessary. It's brilliant.

Unless you've never seen it before and you stumble upon this phenomenon and, half asleep, behold what looks like a mall full of dead bodies lurching around.

One can be forgiven for thinking that one has wandered into a remake of George A. Romano's Dawn Of The Dead.

1 comment:

3vil g3nius said...

I don't think it's an American only phenomenon. The shopping center near where I live is full of old timers. Especially when it's cold or hot, save a lot of money on air conditioning and heating if you just go walk around the mall for the whole day [without buying anything that is]. Plus those old-timers get to travel on public transport for free or at discounted prices.