a few days before i went off on my hols i picked up a flyer publicising a ‘memory mall walk’ to raise money for alzheimer scotland. it asked if you would “fancy a sponsored walk as never seen before?” now, i’m sorry for picking on a worthy charitable organisation and all that – but – the whole thing is WRONG on soooo many levels.
1. since when did it become a mall, like riiily?? closer to – “cuttin aboot doon the joan poal”* surely?
2. why would anyone want to walk around a shopping centre? jeezycreezy, the countryside isn’t just for torturing foxes you know.
3. apparantly they do this in the states quite a lot. i’m guessing that this is probably around shopping ‘malls’ considerably bigger than our local effort. the flyer boasts ‘walks of up to 2 miles’ …. wooo hoo!!!
4. i really hope the – as louise rennison would have it – ‘elderly mad’ don’t wander off and gets lost in the changing rooms of new look