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04 January 2008

Adventures at The Mall

Note to self: Stay AWAY from malls on Friday nights. Our local mall was swarmed with teenagers tonight.. like locusts they blocked out all of the artificial light with their predominantly black garments and black eyeliner. I don't believe I've ever heard the word "Oh my God!" so many times in succession over the span of one hour. Some of these kids look just plain scary.. and some look scared too.. At one point I told my wife I didn't feel safe.. I didn't.. there have been school shootings and mall shootings lately. One pissed off teenager who's been pushed over the edge.. is all we need for another public bloodbath where innocent people are senselessly killed.. What ever happened to the days when teens wore nothing but Levis jeans (that fit), a Polo shirt (that fits), and Stan Smith sneakers (clean, with the laces tied)?

3 comments:

Murat Altinbasak said...

To the smart alecs who will point out that I judge people by their appearance, and by their choice of clothing etc.. Yes, you're absolutely right. I do. Everyone does. Everyone forms an opinion about other people within the first 5 seconds of seeing them.

Finduk O. said...

i loved this post. good descriptions of that crowd at the mall.

and when it comes to judging people by appearance, isn't that the whole point, especially with certain people? for someone dressed in black, with black eyeliner? isn't he/she trying to say something about him/herself by putting on all that gear?

whether you think its cool or ugly---or freaky---is your call. and for people that judge you because of your call, well...that's their call. :)

nhrider said...

Murat,

I agree 100% with you about the way teenagers dress today. What we call a lack of style is what is selling in all those mall stores you walked by.

You comment "the days when teens wore nothing but Levis jeans (that fit), a Polo shirt (that fits), and Stan Smith sneakers (clean, with the laces tied)?" was only true in the good old days of the 1980s and beyond.

They say fashion comes back. Let's hope.