Mall Talk and the No Parents/No Shopping Rule

Scene: Northpark Mall Food Court in Dallas, a lazy Sunday afternoon, lunch with the lady

“Joshua, this is like the hangout for kids with parents today.”

“As opposed to kids without parents? [pause for laughter] Absolutely no orphans allowed in the mall on Sundays. No parents? NO SHOPPING!”

“I… am… awesome. That was awesome” she says, in between laughs.