Why the Mall is Still the Greatest Place on Earth
Over the holiday break, I spent some time in my hometown. Of course, we did the usual family dinners, catch-ups with friends and all kinds of wassailing. As anybody from a suburb will tell you, activities can become boring very quickly and you're left with the inevitable choice of going to the movies or going to the mall. Over the holidays, you're more than likely to do both, as I did. While walking through the mall I realized something—something that may have eluded my New York City snob heart: The mall is the greatest place on earth. Why? I'll tell you.
Tired of being indoors? Fancy malls have gardens in them, so get your nature fix. No garden? Try the endless amount of randomly placed fountains. No fountain? Then it's time to take in some of that fine commercial art. Who says you can't have culture while you shop?
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