The Times says “Black Friday” was good for malls. Interspersed in its article are comments such as:
The clock struck midnight. Then the mall struck back.*
Emily Spendlove, 35, drove 45 minutes to wait in line outside the Fashion Place Mall on Thursday night, skipping sleep “to be part of the excitement.”
Am I the only one aware of the irony that her name is “Spendlove”?
Mr. Brewster, of General Growth Properties, predicted “it is going to be a very strong season for the mall.”
These accounts of millions of Americans trolling through malls since midnight, snapping up everyting in reach, made me think of another time when I saw shambling hulks tottering mindlessly along endless escalators and tile floors. Time for another thousand-word post.
* This was the opening sentence and graf for the Times’s article; it made me think the writer was perfectly congnizant of Romero’s film.
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