I do wonder what sort of redemption we can hope for, if there are fellow human beings willing to spend their weekend queuing, then at the mall’s entrance only to buy something that most likely they didn’t need at all.
Not a day goes by without some event undermining the already thin hope of a conscious rebirth of humanity. Some of these events may be considered “small”, although, if there’s any chance of redemption for humans, it should start from the small things. The news is that near a shopping mall in Serravalle Scrivia (Italy, but it could be anywhere else in the world), the queue to get in the mall and grab the chance to frantically purchase anything on sale, is several km long, with people sleeping in their car or campers so as not to miss out on the big sale.
If this was not enough, once inside the mall, the queue slithers endlessly in front of each shop. I do wonder what sort of redemption we can hope for, if there are fellow human beings willing to spend their weekend queuing, first on the motorway, then at the mall’s entrance only to buy something that most likely they didn’t need at all. My answer is simple: none. Small signs of improvement may be detected in having the same amount of people on both “sales” day and any other. I mean, on this specific topic I’d personally be far more drastic, though I do not wish to be partial, hence I make an effort in trying to acknowledge shopping as being at the same level of any other hobby. The people queuing are most probably the same ones who recently expressed their disgust at the government’s decision to charge for the disposable organic fruit bags in supermarket as if said decision was the mother of all world problems. They are the same people who complain because our MP’s have removed the maximum wages rule from their salaries (another absurdity in itself). I think people who spend their weekends queuing in any shopping mall, deserve all the things they get angry about, simply because with their own attitude not only feed the “monster” they loathe, they also are active part of it. I would like to end with a plea. It doesn’t matter how you like to spend your free time. However, for your own sake and that of your children , for the sake of next generations and planet Earth itself, please detach yourself from these habits, hanging out in shopping malls is bad for your soul, for your mind and for your body far more than any other unhealthy habit you may think of.