I am not a Mall denizen. About the only time I venture there is when I am in need of new jeans, and as there are four holes in various locations in my current pair (I’m not tellin’) it was time for a trip to JC Penney’s (that’s where I buy my jeans. Deal with it).
So I venture to the Quakerbridge Mall. For you Stephanie Plum devotees, yes the Quakerbridge Mall does actually exist on Route One just north of Trenton but I have never seen the likes of Stephanie or Lula ineptly dashing through. Come to think of it I’ve never seen Janet Evanovich there either…which will brilliantly tie in to the observation I’m going to make if I ever stop making these asides and get on with it already.
Curiosity got the best of me as I took a post-purchase stroll to see what stores remained intact these days. Here’s what I found:
9 (count ’em 9) kiosks/stores to by a cell phone
3 stores to buy video games
3 different Victoria Secrets locations
17 stores offering miscellaneous and unnecessary junk, along with the ubiquitous Spencer Gifts
and finally…NO book stores. There used to be two: Waldenbooks and B. Dalton’s. Both packed it in, victim of the B&N/Border’s giants within a two-mile radius.
draw your own conclusions…
As a side note, if you are a regular reader of this lame blog you’ll note the absence of some long-standing sidebar graphics. I’ve removed every item linked to Photobucket. Why, you ask? because while in Photobucket Thursday evening looking for a graphic to post, my laptop, well actually the Mrs.’ laptop, was attacked by a Hijack virus, the effects of which took me two days and much maligning of certain geek coding dorks parentage to remove. Just grist for your oatmeal…