I have been meaning to do clothes shopping for some time, and since I was going to be out in that direction, I went to the Fair Oaks Mall. I felt an obligation to go there, seeing as how pathetic the recent radio commercials they've been running have made the place sound. The pitch seems to be that Fair Oaks has only the stores you *need* without any extras you don't; the necesseties. "And, we have lots of places you'll like that other malls don't: parking places."
Riiiight. So it's not that the mall is small, it's efficient. It's not that it's empty, it's spacious. It's not that it's a bad mall, they just are secure enough to admit that other malls are better.