Orange You Glad We’re So Alert? Security alert halls mall walkers

Gotta watch them retirees. They’s a wiley bunch!

It’s not that I don’t think we shouldn’t watch out for terrorists, but can we use a bit of common sense? How are old people and mothers with strollers walking around the mall in the morning any more of a threat than if they’re forced to wait until the mall opens? If you’re concerned that grandpa’s got an AK-47 in his back pocket, then make sure Mall Security watches him. Isn’t that what they’re paid to do? Or are we supposed to expect that he’s a threat when the mall’s nearly empty and Barney Fife can see him clearly, but he won’t try anything funny if there’s a mall full of people?

God, this is starting to turn into the “What stupidity did Homeland Security stir up today?” blog. Sorry.

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5 Responses to Orange You Glad We’re So Alert?

  1. kat says:

    Like the old guy said, he spent about $400 at christmas. You add that to his cup of coffee and bran muffin from the food court after the walk is over, multiply it by his 15 walking friends, multiply that by the number of years they have been doing it, the mall just screwed themselves out of some cash. Seniors spend money you dumb twits.

  2. Sara says:

    I have to agree with the mall security on this one. Even though an older person may not pose a threat they have to be aware of anyone that’s in the mall before opening time. They just want to blanket it with anyone that will be there before the opening.

    I guess they can just find another mall to walk in or go later. I don’t really see how it’s an inconvenience though. I would rather be inconvenienced than be killed.

    My oldest works at the mall and they are trained to watch out for anyone that looks suspicious as well as people that are in the mall before opening.

    Hubby is military and they are just trying to prevent something from happening to anyone. I don’t really think they are targeting any one group of people.

  3. Solonor says:

    I still don’t see why a few people in an empty-ish mall can supposedly get away with more terrorist stuff than someone in a crowded one with lots of people to hide behind (or use as targets).

    Seriously, what is the extra security threat? That’s not a rhetorical question. Does anyone know? If there’s a real reason for it, then it makes sense and I apologize.

  4. kat says:

    Well, you never can tell with all the metal replacement hips and artificial hearts, who has a bomb strapped to their leg and who really is just an old codger. It’s the most stupid thing I have heard in a long time. Deny seniors their exercise and socialbility (? is that a word). I mean, what if a senior with an artificial hip has an old farmers almanac too! Oh My god! The seniors are revolting! Run for the hills!!

  5. Mrs. R says:

    The security force at the mall where I work is MUCH too busy making sure that mall employees areparking their cars in the designated areas (the outermost six spaces in four areas only- except on weekends, when one area becomes valet parking only) to care about fitness buff / senior terrorists.

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