here's the backstory:
The Arboretum is the main mall in Austin, or rather it's the only mall I can find. But it's not a mall, it's an outdoor shopping center. And when you want a mall the Arboretum just won't do.
The following is a conversation that happened between me, Random Woman Shopping (RWS), and a Bath and Body Works employee (BBWE).
RWS: "Where is the mall here?"
BBWE: "The Arboretum is a mall"
RWS: "No, I mean where is the mall?"
BBWE: "Well the Arboretum has plenty of stores and is beautiful to stroll through"
RWS: "It's nice, but I'm used to real malls, do you have one around here?"
BBWE just looks at her
me: "I understand, the arboretum's really nice, but sometimes you just need a real mall. "
RWS: "Thank you!"
This woman and I just got each other.