Gift cards in hand, we headed out to the mall. The place was a mob scene. I knew when we had to park a half mile away from any entrance that it was a bad sign. We went in against my better instincts. I saw a lot of sale prices, but also a lot of empty racks and stuff in the wrong sizes. This is what I hate about shopping. After an hour of that madness we gave up. Maybe one night next week after work we’ll feel brace and head out again. But today, I’m done with stores and the mall.