topaz3 wrote:packers wrote:I love that MOA does this. We try to go on a Friday or Saturday evening just to avoid the mall rats.
It is a great place to get out of the house and walk around at in the middle of winter.
Isn't a mall rat just someone who's just walking around not really doing anything? Yes many teenagers will do that but there's nothing wrong with it as long as they're not doing anything wrong. Also many just want to shop like the rest of us especially at this time of year they have loved ones they want to get presents for too. It's age discrimination, their money is just as good as ours and we shouldn't punish all of them because of the bad ones. We don't punish all adults because of the bad ones. How is a teenager suppose to turn into a respectable young adult if we spend all their teen years treating them like dirt.
Have you been to MOA on a Saturday?? The place is packed and the groups of teens can get to be 20-30 people. They seriously will block the halls and descend on stores but never buy anything. I'm not saying it is all teens, just the kind that do things like this. I prefer to go there when they are not there. My personal opinion. Now if only they would ban strollers too. I hate it when those things hit me in the legs.