This is life inside the Mall
The culmination of my 3 Days in the Mall experiment, “The Great Indoors” is available to read online at AvenueEdmonton.com. But be warned, it goes less into my psyche than the psyche of the Mall and city.
The Fantasyland Hotel elevator is a particularly chatty one. Everyone has one pressing question: What’s your theme?
“Truck room,” I tell the man wearing the lanyard from any of today’s four conferences.
“How’s your son like it?”
I don’t have kids. I sleep alone, in the back of a dented yellow half-ton and have to remember to turn off all the traffic lights before I go to bed. My carpet is made up of cartoon semis and stop signs. It would be my childhood fantasy if it weren’t for the wall-to-wall ceiling mirrors and four-person jacuzzi. This makes watching cleaning ladies hoist themselves into my bed to change sheets particularly unsettling. But, hey, it’s home. [continue reading]”