I Don't Go to Malls Unless I Have to

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 296 People

    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
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Jul 6, 2009

    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
    3 Responses Jul 5, 2009

    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

    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

    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


    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


    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

    For Beginners, I Work In A Mall As An

    Housekeeper,Secondly, I'm An Person Who Hates Crowds(I Know Right, But,It Pays Some Bills).Being One Whose No Fan Of Materialism Vanity and Ignorance Malls Just Aren't My Thing. Bottom Line Is.. I Frickin Hate Malls,Can't Wait For The Day Where Online Shopping Shuts Down Brick...
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    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

    one of the worst areas of the mall has to be

    the mall kiosk, whenever I go to the mall I have to look to side and try to avoid any eye contact with the kiosk people...when making eye contact they become the predator and I become the prey
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    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
    Apr 27, 2012

    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

    Its Hard.

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

    i dont go to malls unless i have to usually

    because when they have something i want, i have no cash. but when im loaded and i go, all they have is crap :/
    razgrizizzy razgrizizzy
    26-30, M
    Mar 7, 2015

    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

    Christmas Day seems the ideal time to address

    this recent addition to my varied experiences. Tis the season to "shop til you drop" after all. I was born in Dallas, Texas but grew up in a small town well away from the city proper. When a nearer suburb got a new mall it was a fairly big deal as it would be one of the...
    WellFrog WellFrog
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 25, 2015


    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

    Related Experiences

    I don't fear death, but I don't want to die. There is a difference of your preference.
    vallarmorguilis vallarmorguilis
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
    about dating? God no. I think in terms of emotions their involuntary nature. Feels. in other words. I mean obviously i feel lucky sometimes to be with whoever i'm with but I don...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Apr 21
    Today i meet another doctor. What i thought would be another person saying there is nothing indicating that something is wrong. instead i get a doctor who tells me this is the...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 20
    Don't like goodbyes but it happens. Since i'll probably be asleep as EP closes, i'll take this as my last post. Great site, despite the negative stuff I've encountered. I enjoyed...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    Are WW aware that BM are flocking to them because they get free housing, car, their child support payments paid, free food, they don't have to work and if they do work, they're...
    Sheilatruelove Sheilatruelove
    31-35, M
    Apr 19
    I have been told this so many times. "I love you forever" "I'll be there for you always" but none really stepped up to prove it. Either they get tired too easily or isn't really...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    I don't want to lose contact with you. My contact information is on my profile. Also don't forget to bookmark and use the new site: www.teen-concerns.blogspot.com It is up and...
    Humanist321 Humanist321
    70+, M
    Apr 18
    I just don't find them necessary. Is that good or bad? My chest is flat so I don't think it helps nothing. X)
    GiddyX GiddyX
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    Please don't close EP! I have had lots of fun on this site for ages and don't want it to end too soon! :(
    kbpimpin87 kbpimpin87
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 17
    Sometime it's too much too take in. I don't know what to say and all I do is smile.. I don't even feel like m doing anything different ... I m just trying to be there for them...
    Dezeena Dezeena
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    Watching all these ghost videos and murders and urban legends and videos where people say in the future people will find out and I'm just over here rethinking my whole existence...
    Botdf1shutup Botdf1shutup
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    One of my friends messaged me and asked if I have forgetten her. But excuse me, I have always messaged my friends but they don't reply to me often. It's funny how they ask me sth...
    lonelybeany lonelybeany
    18-21, F
    Apr 16
    I'm very sad and I really hate myself. Everyday I wake up and I don't have a purpose. I don't know what to do with myself. I don't really have friend's and even when I'm with...
    tlmboo tlmboo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    Life is good and bad, What happened good and bad happened for a reason, I wouldn't take it back because it made who I am today, I learned to let people show me they love and care...
    renewed2015 renewed2015
    Apr 14
    I've been through a blender, you could say. Age 2, I'm diagnosed with a genetic eye condition that eats away at my vision. Age 6, I'm diagnosed with mild Asperger's Syndrome. Age...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    6 Responses Apr 14
    1) It is bad for skin unless you spend a lot of time and money. 2) Makeup can be expensive. 3) It can be time consuming. 4) No matter how you wear or don't wear make up usually no...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 13
    As long as I can remember, I've never had a passion, a dream. I've never had a driving force for anything I've done. I just go through all the motions of living, but all I really...
    thegreatmango thegreatmango
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    I love my baby.. But maybe that isn't good enough. "Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough, I don't know why"
    ToughKitty ToughKitty
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 12
    I was always good in everything. I was always an enthusiastic person with high range of positivity. On the other hand my mom is a sick manipulator and an abusive person. All...
    hatemom12 hatemom12
    16-17, F
    Apr 11
    It may seem like I'm dwelling on the past a little too much... This occurred to me, yes. But I think it's because I haven't sorted it out in my mind yet. If I don't understand...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    1 Response Apr 10
    I don't have to be grateful if I don't want to. I don't have to be grateful that I'm cuter and richer than all of you! so stop telling me to be :)
    kindaspoilt kindaspoilt
    13-15, F
    Apr 9
    Listen I AM NOT INTO MEN That Mean I don't wanna read your messages, I don't wanna see your D pic's. I am into Women. That Is All!!!
    Sofia1179 Sofia1179
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Apr 8
    I am quiet around people I don't know but once I hang out with you for three days I start getting warm and I open up and I begin being me which is a loud talker and don't realize...
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
    18-21, F
    Apr 8
    I am very quiet around people I don't know and I don't know why. My friends who know me well always say I'm a lot of fun and I can always make them laugh, and they tell me I...
    BelgianGirl1999 BelgianGirl1999
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 8
    I know that I have trust issue. It's a hard thing to decide to trust someone. Even it's a hard thing if I trust someone automatically, against my desire. But there's a little...
    Muramasha Muramasha
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 8
    I was raised Mormon and left at the age of 17. Until about a year ago, I still thought there was a god. Now I just don't know. There's something, but I don't know that's it's this...
    leila13 leila13
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 7
    I just don't understand why people don't text back. It is so rude. I would rather you tell me that "I'm busy" or "I don't want to talk to you" than just ignoring me.
    jonbz17 jonbz17
    22-25, M
    Apr 6
    Hi i'm Lily, i'm 17 and I don't eat. I've been fighting for 3 year's to keep my weight under-control. I've tried everything nothing seemed to work. But now i seem to be more...
    Templetonlillian Templetonlillian
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    So my friends and other people I don't know are trying to hook me up with someone I don't know. I have no classes with him and the only time I see him is when I'm on my way to one...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 4
    When i was a child, i pictured that my self would work 8hours per day on a State-Owned Enterprise or be a university teacher. Well, my life now is far from what i was pictured of...
    sjifa sjifa
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 4
    I don't really even know if I do anymore. My feelings have changed. It's hard, because I go back and forth between feeling hurt, then somewhat okay- happy even, and then ...so...
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB
    31-35, F
    Apr 3
    I don't care if your gay or straight or bi because no matter how you are I don't care I just like your personality look I ain't the type of girl who doesn't like Bi or gay people I...
    Aracely686 Aracely686
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 3
    OMG finding a replacement for EP is not an easy task! First... Relate to That I don't like this site. It's not at all user friendly. I plan to delete my account. Second...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Apr 3
    Yeah I seriously don't give a fück. Plain and simple.
    MglMndt MglMndt
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 2
    Don't give up yet please.. i'll be back very soon..
    StrangeMotions StrangeMotions
    16-17, M
    Apr 2
    People can tell me I'm crazy, and that I don't know what I'm talking about, but I do believe I'm a starseed. I don't belong on this Earth. I feel as if I have a calling to be...
    starlusttatyana1 starlusttatyana1
    13-15, F
    Apr 2
    Mainly because well...last tine i used my webcam to make a video it was because I was talked into doing a rant video about a psychotic troll by someone who was stupid enough to...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Apr 2
    I love this place, sure I could do with out the perves.... This is the only place I feel comfortable sharing about my life.. Iv had so many messed up things happen.. And so many...
    ArriannaKatsumi ArriannaKatsumi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 2
    Two years ago I began a journey into healing from rape and sexual abuse. I also began a journey of self discovery. To find my authentic self. To learn to speak my truth. To learn...
    MinnieMouse3030 MinnieMouse3030
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 2
    My life has been full of painful experiences. No one understands me. Every single day is like I am holding lot's of burden which is out of my capacity. I don't understand how to...
    Realkitty Realkitty
    22-25, F
    Apr 2
    I guess this is time to say goodbye. It was a great pleasure knowing you lovely people. Thanks for all your help and advice. I don't feel like deleting all my stories but guess I...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 2
    I don't know about you but I'm feeling twenty-two. Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you. You don't know about me but I'll bet you want to. Everything will be...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 1
    hey im 14 I don't care if your 13 14 or 15 but if you live in Wilmington near the silver lake area and your interested reply
    Slenderman23 Slenderman23
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 1
More Stories