Yes, Chesney, Caleb and I made the journey to the mall two days before Christmas…and it was hell. Well, maybe one step above hell, but definitely worse than purgatory.
The off-ramp to the mall was backed up, and it took a long long while to get to the mall parking lot. We got pretty lucky with parking, circling and fighting with other chumps procrastinators for only 10 minutes before finding a spot. Walking in the mall was a slow, maddening task. What is it with people stopping in the middle the walking lanes to talk or simple stare at nothing?
No one at the mall looked happy or in the Christmas spirit.