Yesterday the kid and I went out to Ross Park Mall. I was amazed there was only one vacant store front. The Mall close to my house has about 25 vacant, looks like a ghost town mall. One would think they would do something to attract business, I had heard from a number of sources that the local mall refused to decrease the cost of its rent, so a lot of stores have closed.
I am not a business major but it sounds like bad business sense to me. I had thought that Ann Taylor Loft and J Jill had closed their stores, but no, just at my local mall. There they were at Ross Park in all their glory. They really have a nice selection of stores. The only problem is it taked forty five minutes to drive there as opposed to twenty to Monroeville Mall. We decided that we will go once a month or so.
On the way back Emily was playing her iPod on my car radio. It has a connection, all you need is a audio cable and a Aux switch and you can play the iPod. She wanted to know, while listening to Mick Jagger, if they had played those song on the radio. WHAT???? I asked, still dumfounded . “Well, did they say…….Here’s the latest hit from the Rolling Stones” asked Emily? Still dumfounded I said “Of course!!!!” I find that just weird said she. I can’t imagine hearing the newest release from them on the radio. “I can’t wait to write this in my journal” said Claudia