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Daily Mall Mysteries

March 5th, 2009

Everyday I pass through a mall going to my present work site. I take the same route on my way back home. There is one scene which I found almost too common in every malls in Manila, with the only exception perhaps of Rockwell Powerplant.

I have observed inside the mall’s fastfood chains, coffee shops, and usually in the foodcourt, elderly people, some are dressed to the nines, in groups of four to five, are occupied in a seemingly serious conversation. More often there is someone doing the talking while the rest listen attentively. They even have documents, which appears to have an important part in their conversation. Also, one group knows the other group occupying the next table. Some of them have ordered something to eat or drink while the others have nothing but a glass of water taken from the public drinking fountain.

These people are obviously not having a bible study session nor by chance they are in a speed dating event. I suppose its not even a real estate brokering conference or a conclave of believers waiting for the end of the world. What these people are doing is one mall mystery that really baffles me – like why some people like to brush their teeth inside the mall’s comfort rooms, or why some people think the mall is one big nursery ward, where they can display their recently born infant for public viewing.

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  1. Joji Bulawin
    March 13th, 2009 at 17:35 | #1

    basin facebook ang topic nila bro! hahaha

    i subscribe to your observation..you know what is common around there – networking and pyramiding schemes…usually its the old folks that are easily duped by some unscrupulous persons…sabi pa ni vw jojo -it’s greed. the thought of getting easy money without sweat drives these people to schemes like that….

    as to the babies, ewan ko dyan bro bakit dinadala ang mga babies sa mall…don’t they know they risking their child’s life to diseases, viruses and even harm in case may emergency inside the mall?

    howell, iba nga talaga ang mga pinoy…

  2. April 6th, 2009 at 12:26 | #2

    palagay ko tama si joji, these old people are the ones na binibiktima ng mga salbahe. times are hard at pwede talagang rampant na ang mga ganitong gawain.

    i have not in my life brought my children when they were infants as frequent as some mothers/parents do. nadadala ko lang sila kung di maiiwasan pag galing sa doctor and we have to buy medicine or something.

  3. April 23rd, 2009 at 19:16 | #3

    ai, that last one baffles me, too. i mean, why take a new-born baby to a very crowded area where it might get all kinds of germs and all. some people say it’s because no one is around to be with the baby when they go out. my question is: why go out and stroll around at all when you have a very delicate baby with you? ‘di ba? hehe:)

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