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September 20, 2017

Good Morning Groanies,

10dollarsI made a mistake over the weekend. I went to the mall.

Stacy needed to return some clothes that she had ordered online and I figured that the boys and I could wander around and maybe go to the Disney and LEGO stores, respectively.

The stores were fine, stocked to the gills with over-priced merchandise. Nice to look at, but not to purchase.

The problem with the mall is its clientele. Lots of weirdos, creepers, goof-balls, and a ton of folks that apparently don't have any mirrors in their homes. Basically, the mall is just a human zoo with a Starbucks and Victoria's Secret.

People stomp around looking and acting like common courtesy and decency are concepts that foreign to human behavior while spending time in public.

It was quite an embarrassing experience. A few times I noticed my boys make faces that expressed nothing short of, "What in the hell is wrong with all of these people?!" And they are indeed asking the correct question.

What has happened to us? Are we just beyond any sort of self awareness? Do we no longer know shame? Can we no longer carry ourselves as a species with self-respect, dignity, and decorum.

Steer clear of the mall, Groanies!

Groaningly yours,

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