I hate the mall. I hate being there. I hate feeling like I have to buy something if I’m there. I’d much rather be doing something productive than wasting my time shopping for stuff I don’t need.
But when your wife needs a 2.5hr emergency root canal,
AND her dentist’s office is 45-mins away from home,
AND you’re with your 9-month-old,
AND it’s raining outside,
AND the mall is the only place within 5-minutes of the dentist office,
AND the only other viable, indoor hang-out within a mile is IKEA,
THEN you don’t have much of a choice.
I almost broke though and bought an Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich combo complete w/those curly fries (I don’t think I’ve had one of those since high school). But, I thought, if I’m going to use up my weekly reward meal, I’m not wasting it on cheap garbage. So I got the heck out of the food court and went walking.
I was HUNGRY. I had just finished a kick-ass workout (more on that tomorrow) an hour and a half before, so my body was jonesin’ for some grub. So right between a Club Monaco and a Banana Republic (like it matters) is a sushi “booth”. So I go up to the lady and ask for some sashimi (instead of all the “prepared” sushi with the sugar rice in the display fridge). I end up spending about $17CDN for 15 pieces of paper thin raw fish.
What a rip off!!!
Be prepared. Pack the chicken breast you barbecued last night so that you don’t have to spend 20 bucks just to eat some mediocre sushi at the mall. [It was worth it though because at least I know I’m putting something relatively good into my body (relative to a Big Mac, I guess)].
…And encourage your family to FLOSS, so that we don’t end up in this predicament again!
To your dental hygiene,