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I Don't Go to Malls Unless I Have to

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    Malls Are Dying

    Malls in suburban America are dying a slow death. Their heydays were in the sixties through the early nineties. When you go to one today there are the same stores selling shoes, jewellery and clothes for moms and women college age and younger. The department stores are still...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M May 11, 2011

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    Used To Go All The Time But No More

    Years ago I'd visit the malls in my area on a regular basis, about once or twice a week, it was how I spent some of my free time.  I used to buy stuff, not always things I needed but I wanted them.  Fortunately I never got into debt over this then somewhere along the...
    Morgause Morgause 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    Malls Annoy Me....

    always have.  Even when I was younger, I was like "No, I don't wanna go".  I think it was the crowds of retarded people.  For the most part, I am nice, but when I get irritated, it's bad and I cannot help what comes out of my mouth.  There are always...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2010

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    Me, Too

    I'm not much of a city person, or materialist, anyway.  Most of my shopping I do online.  It's easier and much nicer to avoid the crowds and the awful attitudes and the consumerism. 
    jmuhjacat jmuhjacat 13-15 3 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    How I See The Mall...

    To me, the mall is a place where people go to shop and be loud at the same time. They all get together and shop together, which is great. The problem i have with the mall is that while they are enjoying their time, they have to speak over another group, who have to speak over...
    pickleperfect pickleperfect 18-21, F Apr 8, 2010

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    It's The Crowds.

    The only reason for this is that I have a hard time being in crowds. Being in a crowd can set off my anxiety and if I do go to a mall I try to pick the least busy times so I can be in grab what I need and get out!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 27, 2012

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    The Mall

    I don't care for the mall that much it's pretty much just set up for women anyway, women's clothing and stuff they like. They do have a music store that I like to go to every once in a while so I can see what's new and feel old lol. My last trip to the mall was kind of fun. The...
    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    Its Hard.

    I am agoraphobic.  I find it difficult to go anywhere.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F Aug 27, 2009

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    Colonoscopy Vs. Mall

    I hate the mall so much, I would do anything instead. Normally I shop at Sams. One member of the family has been after me to shop "normally" for a few years, and I told him that 1) I do not have time and 2) If you do not like my shopping habits, you do it. He...
    ohnudeone ohnudeone 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Chaos

    Oh do I so subscribe to this group and the meaning of  mall chaos. Mall chaos consists of 75 or more stores selling more goods than the eyes can ever behold and 2,000 people squeezing in there to find a bargain! . Not to mention that half of these stores all carry...
    finerside finerside 46-50, F 7 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    I Dont Hang Out Just For Fun

    I am a person who goes to the shopping centers or malls to look around, pay bills, post letters buy groceries, sometimes we stop for a cup of tea or lunch but nothing expensive. I am not one to just hang out waiting for trouble as a teen etc . I never had any real friends to do...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Aug 1, 2011

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    Lay It Out For You

    Two little ones and a teen means malls are off limits! They run in every direction, pulling on clothing, bored out of the minds while the teen pics through stuff and tries on every freakin' thing she can find. No matter that we can't afford the stuff she looks at in any ways and...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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    The noise and crowds make me fretful and headachy, so I go there only when I need something badly.    
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    Malls

    As a teenager, I used to go all the time.  It used to be our hangouts..  :P  I hate shopping and I hate going to malls especially during the holidays, it is crowded and cannot see anything.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Oct 1, 2010

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    Way Too Many People!!

    I MAY  have been to the mall twice in my adult life.  The crowds are waaayyyy too much for me to handle!!  You couldn't pay me to fight that madness on a regular basis!!
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    People never cease to amaze me. Every day someone, somewhere, friend or not, annoys me. You see, when I talk to people, (in text or message) depending on what I am talking about...
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    My friends are getting married starting their life's. But to me it seems to early, don't get me wrong, I am not bitter at them. I am actually happy for them. But, my parents...
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    But I do.. I don't know why but when someone says "I love you "to me I just say it back.I can't keep quiet or tell them I don't love them..it seems cruel. But then again lying is...
    flyyhigh21 flyyhigh21 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 14

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    I don't say I love you if I don't mean it because otherwise it would lose it's meaning.
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    Never have said it to a guy and meant it in the way that says I don't want to be with anyone else ever and you are my one and only! I always say I love you to my friends both guys...
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    I don't waste "I love you"s. Those are for special, rare occasions. This girl I just met here deserves every "I love you" my body can squeeze out.....and more ;)
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    Yeah when i say i love you i mean it, even when i say i love you as friend, i mean it. I don't say it to just make a person happy but i really mean it.
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