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143. Cowbabies SUCK!
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  -Mall implements 'youth escort policy' onehandle  Aug-07-10 05:36 PM   #0 
  - If I were a parent I'd be boycotting that mall. n/t  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 05:41 PM   #1 
  - Why? No more free babysitter for parents with rowdy children?  Darth_Kitten   Aug-07-10 05:48 PM   #2 
  - I never sent children to a mall for babysitting. And my parents never sent me.  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 06:33 PM   #17 
  - In my mid and late teens, the mall was a  burnsei sensei   Aug-07-10 09:04 PM   #50 
  - It's not a law.  surrealAmerican   Aug-08-10 08:39 AM   #105 
  - Only they aren't shopping  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-07-10 11:15 PM   #68 
     - Who's the "they"? Are you referring to the more mature "mall walkers"?  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 01:26 AM   #82 
     - I'd ask but I stopped going to the malls  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-08-10 01:49 AM   #91 
        - How do you know they weren't shopping? Were you following them around?  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 01:54 AM   #94 
        - It was hard to miss their running and knocking folks over  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-08-10 02:06 AM   #97 
           - How do you know they didn't buy something at a food place? Or buy something  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 02:13 AM   #98 
           - Alex and his droogs out causing a bit of a ruckus, yeeesss?  RadiationTherapy   Aug-08-10 11:21 AM   #134 
              - and all of my hard work ruined n/t  edgineered   Aug-08-10 11:28 PM   #171 
        - Do they also keep getting on your lawn?  Radical Activist   Aug-08-10 08:47 AM   #106 
     - True - many on on their break from working there /nt  jberryhill   Aug-08-10 10:44 AM   #124 
  - Yes, 17-yr-olds need babysitters. *eyeroll*  WinkyDink   Aug-08-10 11:06 AM   #130 
     - You don't get the point.....((((eyeroll)))))  Darth_Kitten   Aug-08-10 03:21 PM   #148 
  - Why? If your child want's to go shopping, you o with them.  napi21   Aug-07-10 05:49 PM   #4 
  - No, it's really not that simple. You don't just suddenly send your 18 year old  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 06:34 PM   #18 
  - That's true and they are perfectly capable of shopping before 4 PM  napi21   Aug-07-10 07:25 PM   #29 
     - No, they're not. School doesn't let out until 3:30 -- and that's only for the kids  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 08:52 PM   #46 
        - Send the special snowflake to the mall Saturday _morning_. n/t  X_Digger   Aug-07-10 10:38 PM   #62 
        - No, I think the special snowflakes who can't stand to be around teens  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 10:57 PM   #65 
        - It Appears....  Fastcars   Aug-08-10 07:16 PM   #167 
        - exactly, no sense in creating a customer base  edgineered   Aug-08-10 11:48 PM   #173 
        - Start your own mall if that's how you feel.  TexasObserver   Aug-08-10 10:41 PM   #170 
        - What does the 3-11 shift parent do?  Occulus   Aug-09-10 01:59 AM   #177 
           - Not the mall's problem.  X_Digger   Aug-09-10 04:53 PM   #182 
        - All the malls I've been in have outside entry's, so you don't need to go "in" the mall at all.  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Aug-08-10 12:48 AM   #79 
           - So all the people who are afraid of bumping into teens can use those doors?  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 01:21 AM   #81 
  - It's not just the malls, it is literally a war on kids. In one town I know, they are  1monster   Aug-08-10 12:19 AM   #77 
  - That is just nuts. n/t  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 01:39 AM   #86 
  - But you'll miss the sales at Gap, Aeropostale, Hot Topic, A&F....  jberryhill   Aug-08-10 10:41 AM   #123 
  - if you were a parent  davidinalameda   Aug-07-10 06:00 PM   #6 
  - Because clearly everyone under voting age is an "animal." (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-07-10 06:03 PM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-07-10 07:49 PM   #31 
  - Technically, people under the voting age are animals.  ZombieHorde   Aug-07-10 09:06 PM   #52 
     - True. It shouldn't be an insult, but it is. n/t  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 10:33 PM   #59 
  - Oh yeah. My "little animal" who's in grad school in engineering now?  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 06:39 PM   #19 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-07-10 07:48 PM   #30 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-07-10 08:03 PM   #34 
     - All little animals are not like yours - get it?  Butch350   Aug-07-10 09:40 PM   #53 
     - No. The person specifically referred to my children as "little animals." Get it? n/t  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 10:32 PM   #58 
     - And there are others whose 'little animals' do not know how to conduct  Obamanaut   Aug-08-10 09:31 AM   #113 
  - If you were a shop owner you'd be applauding it. n/t  bitchkitty   Aug-07-10 08:57 PM   #48 
     - Not the shop owners and food place owners that cater to teens.  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 10:35 PM   #60 
     - Two business in one mall lost so much of their business after teens were banned from  1monster   Aug-08-10 12:26 AM   #78 
        - It would have made much more sense for them to hire more security. n/t  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 01:27 AM   #83 
           - To be babysitters?  Abq_Sarah   Aug-08-10 03:35 PM   #152 
              - No  JonLP24   Aug-09-10 04:59 PM   #184 
  - Sounds like a good way to eliminate your customer base.  baldguy   Aug-07-10 05:49 PM   #3 
  - Those "customers" aren't buying anything.  seattleblue   Aug-07-10 06:02 PM   #7 
  - You can look at the amount of advertising directed at teens.  Downwinder   Aug-07-10 06:15 PM   #11 
  - It's true, the numbers back that up  Capitalocracy   Aug-07-10 06:32 PM   #16 
  - They're not there to work. They're not there to shop.  Capitalocracy   Aug-07-10 06:29 PM   #15 
  - Who says? My teens had money when they went to the mall, just as I did  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 06:40 PM   #20 
  - Fifteen years ago, they ran all of the cruisers off the drag here.  Downwinder   Aug-07-10 06:10 PM   #10 
     - They did the same in my hometown, and it simply drove the teens into the countryside or private  apocalypsehow   Aug-08-10 04:10 PM   #159 
  - Mall has always been a good place to catch a nice throw down over the weekend  PfcHammer   Aug-07-10 05:52 PM   #5 
  - A couple of the malls where I live had to do this.  ingac70   Aug-07-10 06:03 PM   #9 
  - Same here  Sherman A1   Aug-07-10 06:19 PM   #12 
  - Some of my malls did this. I like it.  emilyg   Aug-07-10 06:22 PM   #13 
  - Mall retailers here don't like the policy  masshole   Aug-07-10 06:25 PM   #14 
  - I think there are better ways to handle the problem...  hlthe2b   Aug-07-10 06:45 PM   #22 
     - Right. It sends the lousy message that all teens will be punished because of the  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 07:17 PM   #28 
        - That's life. Why can't I buy more than one package of sudafed?  X_Digger   Aug-09-10 04:55 PM   #183 
           - That was a bullshit provision  JonLP24   Aug-09-10 05:06 PM   #185 
              - It was a comment on the 'a few people screw it up for the rest of us' statement.  X_Digger   Aug-09-10 05:16 PM   #186 
                 - Like I said  JonLP24   Aug-09-10 05:21 PM   #187 
  - Mixed feelings about this  ProgressiveProfessor   Aug-07-10 06:44 PM   #21 
  - The Mall's running an escort service?  izquierdista   Aug-07-10 06:48 PM   #23 
  - It's private property and they have made a business decision.  Synicus Maximus   Aug-07-10 06:52 PM   #24 
  - Right. And I would have made a business decision, as a parent, to boycott them. n/t  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 07:15 PM   #26 
  - Sounds discriminatory to me  depakid   Aug-07-10 08:42 PM   #41 
     - Born of fear and fostered by people who want to take advantage of that fear. n/t  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 08:49 PM   #44 
  - Er, aren't many mall retail EMPLOYEES in this age range?  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-07-10 06:59 PM   #25 
  - Lots of 16 and 17 year olds work in the malls. n/t  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 07:16 PM   #27 
  - That was my first thought. My first job was in a mall. I was 14.  onehandle   Aug-08-10 07:41 AM   #103 
  - If there were something for kids to do besides hang out at the mall... Around here  madmom   Aug-07-10 07:55 PM   #32 
  - The clear answer is 3:30pm curfews!  Posteritatis   Aug-07-10 08:38 PM   #38 
  - We just had a supposedly "gang-related" shooting in a family park near us.  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 08:46 PM   #42 
     - Ooh, you've found my current favorite rant button on the subject  Posteritatis   Aug-07-10 09:02 PM   #49 
        - Are you in Canada? England? I guess teens are the new "wedge" group,  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 10:31 PM   #57 
        - Canada, and yep, they are  Posteritatis   Aug-07-10 10:43 PM   #63 
        - Come to my Canadian city, 13 year olds run with gangs, steal cars and kill people.....and...  Darth_Kitten   Aug-08-10 03:18 PM   #146 
  - What's a kid to do?... uhm, homework?  boppers   Aug-08-10 04:12 PM   #161 
  - I used to be a mall security guard.  Ian David   Aug-07-10 07:57 PM   #33 
  - I think too often people are afraid to just talk to kids.  JerseygirlCT   Aug-08-10 02:47 PM   #140 
  - Like the "Mall Ninja"?  Gaedel   Aug-08-10 03:22 PM   #149 
  - New efforts to brand anyone under 18 as "juvenile delinquent" ... "fear our youth!!" ...  defendandprotect   Aug-07-10 08:05 PM   #35 
  - Nanny state. What, say you? It's not nanny state because a private corporation isn't the State?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Aug-07-10 08:12 PM   #36 
  - And it's not like the state isn't a fan of this sort of thing half the time. (nt)  Posteritatis   Aug-07-10 08:38 PM   #39 
  - You know what? Turn this around  Book Lover   Aug-07-10 08:30 PM   #37 
  - But, but, but, consumers are 70% of the economy.  Downwinder   Aug-07-10 08:38 PM   #40 
  - My kids didn't actually spend much time at the mall. But they did buy their own  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 08:56 PM   #47 
  - We don't give teens a lot of places to go. In small towns, they can hang out  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 08:51 PM   #45 
  - Well, as I say below  JerseygirlCT   Aug-08-10 02:53 PM   #142 
  - I have to agree. I spent my Summers at the public library, the park, at my friend's home  Lorien   Aug-08-10 02:52 AM   #100 
  - I'd be all in favor of that  JerseygirlCT   Aug-08-10 02:52 PM   #141 
  - The Rethugs want to turn teens into the next wedge group  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 08:48 PM   #43 
  - papers please!  Soylent Brice   Aug-07-10 09:05 PM   #51 
  - Sounds like a gigantic waste of time.  lib2DaBone   Aug-07-10 09:51 PM   #54 
  - There is nothing at that mall...  DAMANgoldberg   Aug-07-10 09:57 PM   #55 
  - Exactly. They'll lose more business than they'll gain. If my teens had to have me  pnwmom   Aug-07-10 10:37 PM   #61 
  - I wonder how long before nearby mails start advertising that they don't have this policy...  PFunk   Aug-07-10 10:21 PM   #56 
  - Are we turning into Saudi Arabia...  JCMach1   Aug-07-10 10:43 PM   #64 
  - I like it.  X_Digger   Aug-07-10 11:02 PM   #66 
  - OMG, Call the WAAAAAHmbulance!  Odin2005   Aug-07-10 11:20 PM   #69 
  - No, my peers and I..  X_Digger   Aug-07-10 11:37 PM   #71 
     - And so are kids today.  Odin2005   Aug-07-10 11:48 PM   #72 
     - Have you been to a large, busy mall on a Friday or Saturday night?  X_Digger   Aug-07-10 11:56 PM   #73 
        - I have NEVER seen a fight at the local mall. The teens at the mall are well behaved.  Odin2005   Aug-08-10 12:03 AM   #74 
        - Who knows.. wasn't like that in Virginia in the 70's, either. n/t  X_Digger   Aug-08-10 12:13 AM   #75 
        - Or maybe Dallas just sucks!  Odin2005   Aug-08-10 12:15 AM   #76 
           - That could be the problem.  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 01:48 AM   #89 
           - Wait a second, my friend. The DALLAS COWBOYS are America's team!!  madinmaryland   Aug-08-10 10:13 AM   #119 
              - Cowbabies SUCK!  Odin2005   Aug-08-10 03:07 PM   #143 
                 - You are a Vikings fan???  madinmaryland   Aug-08-10 03:55 PM   #154 
                    - Yes I am!  Odin2005   Aug-08-10 04:06 PM   #158 
        - Then that explains it - I just spent a week in Fargo and it's not Dallas. The two are not even  apocalypsehow   Aug-08-10 04:25 PM   #164 
        - Frequently. And I've never seen anything like what you described.  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 01:46 AM   #88 
     - And the vast majority of teens today are also well-behaved, even though  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 01:40 AM   #87 
  - I'd like to be able to go into the world without any old fogies like you,  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 01:34 AM   #85 
  - There are disrespectful shits in all age groups.  City Lights   Aug-08-10 10:56 AM   #127 
  - The last movie I attended on a weekend night was the last of the new 'star wars' movies.  X_Digger   Aug-08-10 06:13 PM   #165 
  - I see a new reality show on FOX  npk   Aug-08-10 04:02 PM   #156 
  - This is ageist bullshit.  Odin2005   Aug-07-10 11:13 PM   #67 
  - I was in Mall of America this week and they had signs up  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-07-10 11:22 PM   #70 
  - "Packs of wild teenagers" sounds like fear-mongering to me.  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 01:49 AM   #90 
  - I watched them knock an elderly woman down and run off laughing  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-08-10 01:52 AM   #93 
     - You watched someone do something bad. That doesn't make all teens bad.  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 02:00 AM   #96 
     - I have been at the MOA on week nights when the age limit is not enforced  dflprincess   Aug-08-10 07:33 PM   #169 
     - And you know what I've seen adults do?  jberryhill   Aug-08-10 10:53 AM   #126 
     - Future Walmart christmas death tramplers.  L0oniX   Aug-08-10 11:41 AM   #136 
  - It's been "literally destroyed" ? Jesus. I didn't see  saltpoint   Aug-08-10 10:23 AM   #121 
  - It's likely to be a trend that sticks.  TexasObserver   Aug-08-10 11:01 AM   #128 
  - At MOA the age limit is 16  dflprincess   Aug-08-10 07:24 PM   #168 
  - Here's why this is stupid...  Xicano   Aug-08-10 01:05 AM   #80 
  - it's only a loss if parents expected the mall to be a "defacto" safe haven for the kids  bettyellen   Aug-08-10 09:54 AM   #115 
  - The mall and its patrons don't care where the kids go next.  TexasObserver   Aug-08-10 03:32 PM   #150 
  - in my nightmares malls charge a ticket fee & a parking fee......  KakistocracyHater   Aug-08-10 01:34 AM   #84 
  - There's a mall in Jersey City that charges for parking.  smokey nj   Aug-08-10 11:09 AM   #132 
     - However, unlike the vast majority of malls, Newport Center is well served by transit  KamaAina   Aug-09-10 05:34 PM   #188 
  - when will these damn kids learn to stay off my lawn?  Tunkamerica   Aug-08-10 01:51 AM   #92 
  - Yeah, and when will they stop bouncing their basketballs?  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 01:57 AM   #95 
  - This is what I think people should do when encountering groups of teens at the mall.  pnwmom   Aug-08-10 02:16 AM   #99 
  - no offense you really need to get out more, teens around here would verbally assault you for that  bettyellen   Aug-08-10 10:08 AM   #116 
  - Until you get to the one (or ones) who look back at you with their heads  Obamanaut   Aug-08-10 10:48 AM   #125 
  - I've always been amazed at how threads like this always get hundreds of replies  Lorien   Aug-08-10 02:56 AM   #101 
  - I'm not surprised.  Q3JR4   Aug-08-10 03:02 AM   #102 
  - Stupid. Just stupid. Nt  krabigirl   Aug-08-10 08:06 AM   #104 
  - When I was a teenager in the late 60s-mid 70s  Urban Prairie   Aug-08-10 08:56 AM   #107 
  - + we weren;t'allowed unsupervised in Macy's unless we were well behaved and actually really shopping  bettyellen   Aug-08-10 10:09 AM   #117 
  - dupe  bettyellen   Aug-08-10 10:09 AM   #118 
  - I wonder how many of the people who say they stopped going to the mall because of teens  Radical Activist   Aug-08-10 08:59 AM   #108 
  - Yes, because anyone who complains about teens  kiva   Aug-08-10 09:13 AM   #111 
  - Fearful people  Radical Activist   Aug-09-10 12:21 AM   #174 
     - And "high crime neighborhoods" are black neighborhoods?  kiva   Aug-09-10 01:09 AM   #176 
        - When they're also low-income neighborhoods,  Radical Activist   Aug-09-10 02:14 AM   #178 
           - You're right, why should I play dumb when I"m in the presence of a master?  kiva   Aug-09-10 10:03 AM   #181 
  - Not me. I work in that part of town.  proud2BlibKansan   Aug-08-10 04:13 PM   #162 
  - Trust me they really need this badly.  SmileyRose   Aug-08-10 09:05 AM   #109 
  - Any measure, no matter how extreme, should indeed  saltpoint   Aug-08-10 09:13 AM   #110 
  - "Shopping is who we are"  Radical Activist   Aug-08-10 09:29 AM   #112 
     - - - -  saltpoint   Aug-08-10 09:32 AM   #114 
  - It's a private business that wants to solve a problem.  TexasObserver   Aug-08-10 10:20 AM   #120 
  - I think this Mall will soon learn of "unintended consequences."  WinkyDink   Aug-08-10 11:07 AM   #131 
     - The Mall knows the consequences.  TexasObserver   Aug-08-10 11:20 AM   #133 
  - Why are people talking about "babysitting" 17 year olds in this thread?  noamnety   Aug-08-10 10:39 AM   #122 
  - because kids 10-15 are being dropped off with the expectaion they'll be watched over and stay dry +  bettyellen   Aug-08-10 12:28 PM   #137 
  - +1  Darth_Kitten   Aug-08-10 03:19 PM   #147 
  - Well, speaking as a currently childless, daughter of a single parent for years and who babysat....  Darth_Kitten   Aug-08-10 03:13 PM   #144 
  - OMG. When I was in HS I didn't know ANYONE of college age! And my parents were not "Mall" types.  WinkyDink   Aug-08-10 11:05 AM   #129 
  - Next they'll be dancing!  Forkboy   Aug-08-10 11:21 AM   #135 
  - lol  noamnety   Aug-08-10 02:35 PM   #139 
  - And how many youthful-looking 20-somethings will this piss off?  starroute   Aug-08-10 12:36 PM   #138 
  - Make 'em PULL UP THEIR PANTS, while you're at it!!!  Warren DeMontague   Aug-08-10 03:16 PM   #145 
  - And no backwards hats!!!  Iggo   Aug-09-10 12:34 AM   #175 
  - What if the teenager works at the mall  npk   Aug-08-10 03:33 PM   #151 
  - Perhaps the business where the teen works has other employees over 21. nt  Obamanaut   Aug-08-10 04:06 PM   #157 
     - But wouldn't that force the teenage worker to carpool with another worker who is 18 or older  npk   Aug-08-10 04:11 PM   #160 
        - No. Teenager drives to work. Teenager parks car. Teenager works  Obamanaut   Aug-08-10 04:16 PM   #163 
  - Yea, we wouldn't want to keep these kids from being exposed to  Subdivisions   Aug-08-10 03:40 PM   #153 
  - Good for that Mall. I wish they would do the same to the ones around here. n/t.  apocalypsehow   Aug-08-10 04:01 PM   #155 
  - Dayton Mall north of Cincy's has had a policy like that for years.  AngryOldDem   Aug-08-10 06:50 PM   #166 
  - i would let the mall know, they will no longer get my businesses, or the families. that is all. nt  seabeyond   Aug-08-10 11:31 PM   #172 
  - This reminds me of grade school  ohheckyeah   Aug-09-10 02:21 AM   #179 
  - It's their property, they can do with it as they please.  Javaman   Aug-09-10 09:13 AM   #180 
  - I'll bet, if they looked into this further, they'd find it's the same few people  KamaAina   Aug-09-10 05:37 PM   #189 

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