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2013-07-24 01:59:23 PM
morganrlewis.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-24 02:23:45 PM
It probably hit a zombie in front of Penney's and there was no news reporter there at the time
 
2013-07-24 02:24:35 PM
Robin Sparkles disagrees
 
2013-07-24 02:59:08 PM
gndn.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-24 02:59:48 PM
any more what?


/ anymore
 
2013-07-24 03:01:38 PM
No one goes there anymore its too crowded.

/Yogi bear said it.
 
2013-07-24 03:05:39 PM
You know where else I don't go if I can help it?  Everett.
 
2013-07-24 03:06:47 PM
i116.photobucket.com


Let's go to the mall!
 
2013-07-24 03:07:15 PM
I remember a time when "loss prevention professionals" were taught to observe and report; they certainly have no power outside the store, so what convinced these mall ninjas that going Paul Blart on a shoplifter was a good idea?

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the convenience store clerk defending himself against the armed robber, but this was pure stupidity.
 
2013-07-24 03:07:38 PM
I used to hang out at that mall a lot 30 years ago. I could have been killed!
 
2013-07-24 03:08:43 PM
Everyone was probably upstairs at the food court getting a cookie at the cookie stand
 
2013-07-24 03:09:02 PM

Sgt.Zim: I remember a time when "loss prevention professionals" were taught to observe and report; they certainly have no power outside the store, so what convinced these mall ninjas that going Paul Blart on a shoplifter was a good idea?

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the convenience store clerk defending himself against the armed robber, but this was pure stupidity.


I'm going with 'dumbass rednecks'.

Final answer.
 
2013-07-24 03:09:47 PM

MFAWG: Sgt.Zim: I remember a time when "loss prevention professionals" were taught to observe and report; they certainly have no power outside the store, so what convinced these mall ninjas that going Paul Blart on a shoplifter was a good idea?

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the convenience store clerk defending himself against the armed robber, but this was pure stupidity.

I'm going with 'dumbass rednecks'.

Final answer.


guess they'll probably get fired for not following procedure right?
 
2013-07-24 03:09:51 PM
So long, farewell, goodbye.
 
2013-07-24 03:11:59 PM
I live near that Mall, there is a police station right across the street.
 
2013-07-24 03:13:48 PM
matthewniederhauser.com
 
2013-07-24 03:15:36 PM
Was his last name Gimbels?
 
2013-07-24 03:22:22 PM
The fat and/or antisocial are now powerful enough to demand outdoor concepts where they can park right in front of the store they want to go to.
 
2013-07-24 03:24:15 PM
One of the "big cities" near me has The Mall which used to be the center of commerce when I was a kid.  If you went [non-grocery] shopping, that's where you went.  Every space was leased.  In the rare event that a space changed hands, it was a big deal.  We could spend hours going from store to store.  Now it's a ghost town.  There are clusters of stores near the entrances, and tumbleweeds rolling down the empty wings.

Apparently they've decided the way to revive this mall is to put in a big multiplex theater.  I don't see how they're going to make that work when there's already a nearly identical multiplex a few miles away and the local population isn't big enough to support two of them.  I expect them to pull each other down into bankruptcy within 5 years.  The mall  already had a three-screen theater that went under and got turned into a laser tag place which also went under.  I guess it would have just made too much sense to put chairs back in that existing theater space and see how things go before tearing down a wing to build a dozen brand new theaters.

They should just accept reality and turn it into a dirt mall with a flea market with topless psychics.
 
2013-07-24 03:39:45 PM

Virulency: MFAWG: Sgt.Zim: I remember a time when "loss prevention professionals" were taught to observe and report; they certainly have no power outside the store, so what convinced these mall ninjas that going Paul Blart on a shoplifter was a good idea?

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the convenience store clerk defending himself against the armed robber, but this was pure stupidity.

I'm going with 'dumbass rednecks'.

Final answer.

guess they'll probably get fired for not following procedure right?


I'm going to go with "probably not", because they saved a pair of shoes or some bullshiat (PROFIT), while the aforementioned convenience store clerk is still looking for a new job, because all he saved was his own life... And he's probably brown, too.
 
2013-07-24 03:41:37 PM
If I really wanted to buy crappy t-shirts that proudly proclaim how happy I am to have a mental instability of some type, there are cheaper places online to get them. Though, I haven't been in a mall in years, so if they've finally started selling other things , I wouldn't know.
 
2013-07-24 03:42:28 PM

Sgt.Zim: so what convinced these mall ninjas that going Paul Blart on a shoplifter was a good idea?


They read the original mall ninja story and thought the guy was for real.
 
2013-07-24 03:52:01 PM

bentleypm: You know where else I don't go if I can help it?  Everett.


Lol especially south Everett.
 
2013-07-24 04:04:16 PM

pacochu: [i116.photobucket.com image 696x454]


Let's go to the mall!


Today?
 
2013-07-24 04:06:47 PM

pappy1398: I used to hang out at that mall a lot 30 years ago. I could have been killed!


given your 'near-death experience'... you should probably take a few minutes... take inventory of your life so far... are you on track to achieve your goals?  I'd suggest treating yourself to a couple of stiff drinks and maybe a few days off work to kind of pull yourself together.

Jules: This was Divine Intervention! You know what "divine intervention" is?
Vincent: I think so. That means that God came down from Heaven and stopped the bullets.
Jules: That's right. That's exactly what it means! God came down from Heaven and stopped these motherfarking bullets.
Vincent: I think it's time for us to leave Jules.
Jules:Don't do that! Don't farking blow this shiat off! What just happened here was a farking miracle!
Vincent: Chill Jules, this shiat happens.
Jules: Wrong! Wrong, this shiat doesn't just happen.
Vincent: Do you wanna continue this theological discussion in the car, or in the jail house with the cops?
Jules: We should be farkin' dead, my friend! What happened here was a miracle, and I want you to farking acknowledge it!
 
2013-07-24 04:12:25 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-07-24 04:30:11 PM
 
2013-07-24 04:38:48 PM
Since I got Amazon Prime I've realized that you can buy almost everything from Amazon for cheaper than at a local B&M store. I even buy freakin' light bulbs on Amazon now. Pity I have to work or I'd never have to put on pants.
 
2013-07-24 04:41:24 PM

Sgt.Zim: I remember a time when "loss prevention professionals" were taught to observe and report; they certainly have no power outside the store, so what convinced these mall ninjas that going Paul Blart on a shoplifter was a good idea?

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the convenience store clerk defending himself against the armed robber, but this was pure stupidity.


Security guards approach shoplifter as he's leaving the store... dude pulls a gun... security guards proceed to whoop his ass and take the gun away.

I'm certainly not a mall-cop fanboy... but it seems to me like the two options were: subdue the guy with the gun... or run away from the guy with the gun.

You apparently would approve of the latter.

/Pussy.
 
2013-07-24 04:51:21 PM

jtown: One of the "big cities" near me has The Mall which used to be the center of commerce when I was a kid.  If you went [non-grocery] shopping, that's where you went.  Every space was leased.  In the rare event that a space changed hands, it was a big deal.  We could spend hours going from store to store.  Now it's a ghost town.  There are clusters of stores near the entrances, and tumbleweeds rolling down the empty wings.

Apparently they've decided the way to revive this mall is to put in a big multiplex theater.  I don't see how they're going to make that work when there's already a nearly identical multiplex a few miles away and the local population isn't big enough to support two of them.  I expect them to pull each other down into bankruptcy within 5 years.  The mall  already had a three-screen theater that went under and got turned into a laser tag place which also went under.  I guess it would have just made too much sense to put chairs back in that existing theater space and see how things go before tearing down a wing to build a dozen brand new theaters.

They should just accept reality and turn it into a dirt mall with a flea market with topless psychics.


Do you live in or near Louisville?
 
2013-07-24 04:55:53 PM
I used to be able to shop at the mall but the sizing got shorter so now I need a tall that they don't carry. You know, because the global marketplace includes about two billion people under five feet tall and that's who the manufacturers have to make things for.

I really don't know what it's like to be a normal height. I can see straight across a mall but I guess if you're a normal person the place might look crowded. And full of things you can wear.

/2XLT and size 14 shoes
//Things not carried at the mall.
 
2013-07-24 04:58:33 PM

wildcardjack: I used to be able to shop at the mall but the sizing got shorter so now I need a tall that they don't carry. You know, because the global marketplace includes about two billion people under five feet tall and that's who the manufacturers have to make things for.

I really don't know what it's like to be a normal height. I can see straight across a mall but I guess if you're a normal person the place might look crowded. And full of things you can wear.

/2XLT and size 14 shoes
//Things not carried at the mall.


You must have a massive weener.
 
2013-07-24 05:12:04 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Sgt.Zim: I remember a time when "loss prevention professionals" were taught to observe and report; they certainly have no power outside the store, so what convinced these mall ninjas that going Paul Blart on a shoplifter was a good idea?

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the convenience store clerk defending himself against the armed robber, but this was pure stupidity.

Security guards approach shoplifter as he's leaving the store... dude pulls a gun... security guards proceed to whoop his ass and take the gun away.

I'm certainly not a mall-cop fanboy... but it seems to me like the two options were: subdue the guy with the gun... or run away from the guy with the gun.

You apparently would approve of the latter.

/Pussy.


Not remotely. I'm all for issuing a well-deserved beatdown, however, that's not how I read the story initially.

Having read the more detailed account provided by Nina_Hartley's_Ass, I question the intelligence of the mall ninjas even further, as they multiply-escalated a situation that any sane person (i.e. not a cop-wannabe) would've tried to avoid, by the definition of "observe and report".

A farking Nike t-shirt wasn't worth risking their lives, or bystanders' lives, over.

This is straight up mall ninjas overstepping, and they're lucky there were two real cops there to pull their nuggets out of the fire, and that no one was hit by the stray round.
 
2013-07-24 05:12:04 PM

Dimensio: Do you live in or near Louisville?


Nope.
 
2013-07-24 05:21:33 PM
What's the point of going to the mall now that they no longer make Oldsmobiles?
 
2013-07-24 05:37:56 PM

12349876: The fat and/or antisocial are now powerful enough to demand outdoor concepts where they can park right in front of the store they want to go to.


I fit into both of those catagories! And I'm OK with that.
 
2013-07-24 05:39:24 PM

Sgt.Zim: Not remotely. I'm all for issuing a well-deserved beatdown, however, that's not how I read the story initially.

Having read the more detailed account provided by Nina_Hartley's_Ass, I question the intelligence of the mall ninjas even further, as they multiply-escalated a situation that any sane person (i.e. not a cop-wannabe) would've tried to avoid, by the definition of "observe and report".

A farking Nike t-shirt wasn't worth risking their lives, or bystanders' lives, over.

This is straight up mall ninjas overstepping, and they're lucky there were two real cops there to pull their nuggets out of the fire, and that no one was hit by the stray round.


I didn't read that link before... I think I pretty much agree with you now.
 
2013-07-24 05:39:37 PM
So the guy pulls a gun for a Shoplifting?

So he elevates a minor misdemeanor with a $100 fine to Armed Robbery which can result in some serious jail time!

Criminals are not very smart!
 
2013-07-24 06:48:36 PM

RightWingWacko: So the guy pulls a gun for a Shoplifting?

So he elevates a minor misdemeanor with a $100 fine to Armed Robbery which can result in some serious jail time!

Criminals are not very smart!


Read the link posted later in the thread. He's already an 11-time convicted felon.

Also, apparently, this isn't new behavior in that area.

Stay classy, Everett.
 
2013-07-24 07:41:56 PM
"Snell says the employees gained control of the 26-year-old Everett man's handgun...."

Wait. What? I thought that being armed meant you automatically won every confrontation.
 
2013-07-24 09:02:50 PM

bentleypm: You know where else I don't go if I can help it?  Everett.


Oh look, a hipster.  Let me guess- Capitol Hill or Fremont?

GTFO
 
2013-07-24 09:28:37 PM
nobulljive.files.wordpress.com

Suspect is described as one gigantic motherfarker

/nothing is obscure
 
2013-07-24 10:02:28 PM
Good thing they found that bullet. It may of gone off again.
 
2013-07-24 10:41:20 PM
"may of?"

Is that you, pricipal sayof?
 
2013-07-24 11:20:31 PM

Your Average Witty Fark User: bentleypm: You know where else I don't go if I can help it?  Everett.

Oh look, a hipster.  Let me guess- Capitol Hill or Fremont?

GTFO


If I lived in, or embraced the culture of, either of those places, I'd probably find Everett a refreshing change of pace.  As it is, I find it leaning slightly redneck.  But way to jump to conclusions.  You GTFO.
 
2013-07-25 12:51:23 AM
done in one.
 
2013-07-25 01:30:54 AM

bentleypm: Your Average Witty Fark User: bentleypm: You know where else I don't go if I can help it?  Everett.

Oh look, a hipster.  Let me guess- Capitol Hill or Fremont?

GTFO

If I lived in, or embraced the culture of, either of those places, I'd probably find Everett a refreshing change of pace.  As it is, I find it leaning slightly redneck.  But way to jump to conclusions.  You GTFO.


Hipster. I knew it. Your reply just reeks of hipster. The stench is so strong, everyone can smell it when you walk by.
 
2013-07-25 07:48:48 AM

Your Average Witty Fark User: bentleypm: Your Average Witty Fark User: bentleypm: You know where else I don't go if I can help it?  Everett.

Oh look, a hipster.  Let me guess- Capitol Hill or Fremont?

GTFO

If I lived in, or embraced the culture of, either of those places, I'd probably find Everett a refreshing change of pace.  As it is, I find it leaning slightly redneck.  But way to jump to conclusions.  You GTFO.

Hipster. I knew it. Your reply just reeks of hipster. The stench is so strong, everyone can smell it when you walk by.


I can smell it too from that reply post bentleypm. As Lewis Black would say, "Oh what a surprise, a trust-fund Hipster talking out of his arse! Well let me help you out 'Spencer' or 'Linus' or whatever the fark your name is!" Your Average Witty Fark User has a point.
 
2013-07-25 02:06:03 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: Everyone was probably upstairs at the food court getting a cookie at the cookie stand


The cookie stand isn't part of the food court.
 
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