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Arden Fair Mall: $$$$ over Common Sense


Arden Fair Mall banned me from walking the perimeters of the mall. I’m the only walker, see photo. I walk three feet away from Arden Way sidewalk. It’s so much safer. This has been going on for two months.

I spoke to their Corporate Office and tried to tell him:

  1. I wear a mask.
  2. I’m the only walker
  3. An elderly man with a walker walks about 100 feet back and forth about five times in one corner of the parking lot. He, too, is banned.
  4. Many mall workers do not wear masks.
  5. Two city buses park in the mall and their passengers do not wear masks.
  6. Food delivery drivers to restaurants do not wear masks.
  7. I often need to walk three feet over to their parking lot when I see bicyclists or someone walking toward me on the side walk, or see a homeless person sleeping near by.
  8. I’m forced to walk over to their lot when their sprinkling system sprays over sidewalks onto the street or when their workers are working near the sidewalk.

I’m yelled at by security guards when I’m on their ground except for one who ignores me.

I called their corporate office and before I could explain, he began to describe the two new shops that will  be added to the mall and how I will enjoy the mall when it opens. I interrupted him and asked, “Is your answer yes or no to my request?”

He said, “No, because we do not want you to infect others.”

He confirmed my belief that most corporate offices are not human, they are robots who only see dollar signs. Human needs do  not compute in their system. This would have been a good time for Arden Fair Mall to dig deeply into their humanity and common sense to help resolve human problems instead of seeing people as incoming dollar signs.

The mall opened yesterday and I’m not going near that mall; they might infect me.

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Escalator Famous

Did I tell you how famous I am?
I was on the second floor of Macy’s in a shopping mall on the east side of Honolulu when I heard repeatedly over the PA system: Frances Kakugawa, please go to the Fine Jewelry Department.”

I went down the escalator, thinking oh #*&! I must have left my glasses or credit card somewhere. The saleswoman was smiling when I approached the counter.

“Did you page me?” I asked and before I could identify myself, she called me by name and explained how she saw me going up the escalator and invited me to see the new shipment of diamonds that had arrived.

Is she delusional? Does she think I sell millions of books and can afford diamonds? Didn’t she notice my custom jewelry unless she thought I was trying to pass as just another wealthy woman in disguise? She insisted I try the bracelets and necklaces and earrings so I did.

“These are perfect for book signings,” she murmured.
Diamonds are not my best friends. But my uncontrollable ego did walk away a bit pleased that she had recognized me on the escalator as “that author.”

At the airport, while going down an escalator, I saw a man pull his partner’s sleeve and excitedly say, as he pointed to me, “Mosaic Moon. Mosaic Moon.” ( For those of you who don’t know how famous I am, that’s the title of one of my books). I smiled and waved and mouthed “thank you.”

How can I not come to believe that escalators are the prime sites for recognizing celebrities.
( No, I haven’t checked with Pres. Obama, Oprah or Hilary, not yet).

So I use the escalators a lot at Arden Fair Mall, going up and down to different floors.

What is wrong with Sacramento?

Where is the Paparazzi? No one even asks me if I’m lost or if I have a fetish for escalators. And hard as I pay attention, I don’t hear my name over the PA system. Don’t they know I’m famous?

I beg you from any escalator nearest you, go out and buy my new book so I can hear my name throughout Arden Mall or any mall in your town. I’ve already hired two security guards.

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