Compared to those that are having bombs dropped on them, having to spend 2.5 hours in a shopping mall isn't awful.
I still consider the 2.5 hours I spent in one yesterday, stolen from my life. We went to buy smart phones which we needed after having continental and connectivity problems last week.
I did my usual shopping mall coping strategy.
1. Go straight to the store where the item I need to buy is located.
2. Don't look right.
3. Don't look left.
4. Pretend I'm somewhere else
Did I mention I hate shopping and am shopping phobic?
All that stuff. That awful stuff!
If I don't fight it, I imagine it coming out of the stores and smothering me. Worse, it might come home with me to clutter and destroy whatever simple harmony I've established.
I will say the SFR customer service woman was helpful.
And one good thing did happen. As we were leaving I saw a chair that was also a book exchange and had a nice chat with the woman sitting there.
One good thing came out of it. My husband is happy with our new phones.