Shopping Malls On The Way Out

Another sign of the times. The pundits in the USA say the growth in internet shopping is now causing the death knell of the out of town shopping mall.

Within the next five years they expect over 25 per cent of shopping malls in the USA to have closed down. Seems ironic these shopping malls in turn caused the death knell of the corner and High Street shops. And in another 10 years perhaps internet shopping will have been superseded and we will all see the re-emergence of the corner shop as a means of getting out and meeting people. What goes round comes round as they say.

In the meantime could I add a couple of issues I hope will be phased out, like multi-choice options on the phone, ‘no reply’ emails from corporations who can be arsed, foreign based help desks, supermarket ‘quick check out tills’ which aren’t and broadband suppliers who charge a single rate even though the line speed is 10 per cent of the government’s minimum standard.

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