How My Wife Killed the Local Mall (and so did you)

Two years ago, my wife and I took our children to Half-Price Book Store and had their pictures taken with Santa. The line was about three families long, as opposed to the 50+ families lined up at the mall, so for us it was an obvious choice.

This year, we again took our kids to Half-Price Book Store to visit Santa. About a week later, we went to the mall to buy a few things. It was a very rare outing to the mall — we may now go twice a year or so. We had not been in maybe 6 months. One thing we noticed was that the line for Santa — only a week…



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