Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10 - International Food Court Day

T.S. Quint: "How is it that I go from the verge of hot Floridian sex with Brandi to Man of Steel coital debates with you in the food court?"
Brodie Bruce: "Cookie Stand isn't part of the food court."
T.S. Quint: "Of course it is."
Brodie Bruce: "The food court is downstairs. The Cookie Stand is upstairs. It's not like we're talking quantum physics here."
T.S. Quint: "The Cookie Stand counts as an eatery, eateries are part of the food court."
Brodie Bruce: "Bullshit. Eateries that operate within the designated square downstairs count as food court. Anything outside of said designated square counts as an autonomous unit for mid-mall snacking."

--Mallrats, 1995
I don't know about you, but I hate shopping malls. The crowds, the high prices, the pushy salespeople. It's enough to make you want to commit seppuku... or, at the very least, scream. Very loudly.

However, malls have played a part in our lives at one point in time or another. Maybe you shopped at one for a gift for a significant other or you worked in one or, perhaps, you were a "shiftless layabout" mallrat wandering around one with no shopping agenda whatsoever.

Whoever you are, go show your respect by giving back to the edifices that have supported you in your shopping/employment/ratting endeavors throughout the years.

Eat in the food court

Get yourself a greasy slice of pepperoni'd heaven or the world's mealiest gyro or some orange-hued fried rice. Whatever your poison, dump a few bucks back into the cogs of commerce.

While you're there, can you buy an Auntie Anne's pretzel for me? There's no way in hell I'm setting foot in my mall. Blech. No.


Tracy Lynn said...

Dude, I ate Taco Bell in the food court last week, as part of my Adventures In Sears. That will have to count, as I can't possibly return. My mall is run by zombies, you know.

suze said...

heehee. i've eaten many a meal in a mall food court - years of working retail...*shudder* (however, it was HMV so music retail makes it somewhat cooler *grin*).

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

I cant even make it through without vomiting at the smell. I'll go with the outside of said square Auntie Annes.

lost goddess said...

Auntie Annes :)

Hyperion said...

"Autonomous unit for Mid-mall snacking" has to be one of the best lines of all time.

lost goddess said...

My mall has no food court so when this Int. Day came about I had to search out one that did.