One of my weird secret fantasies involves getting trapped inside of a huge mall overnight. After getting over the initial shock and fear, I figure it would be an absolute hoot. Can you imagine? I'd run from shop to shop trying on all of the clothing I could never afford. I'd play with makeup samples, eat all of the fro-yo I want at the food court, watch television in the entertainment section, and find the cushiest, most lush pillows and bed upon which to retreat and fall into a peaceful slumber.
One woman recently got to live out my fantasy. While trapped inside of Hudson's Bay Company, a department store in Toronto, Emily M. Keeler didn't go hog wild in Sephora, but she did live Tweet the entire experience. And the results are stupendous.
Emily was shopping for sheet sets in the bedding section of the store when the lights suddenly went out and she realized she was alone! In my solo shopping mall fantasy, the lights aren't actually off, and I could see how frightening this might be -- plus, it makes it much more difficult to try on designer dresses, doesn't it? Anyway, the young woman found solace in her phone and began tweeting about her incredibly odd night:
She seems pretty calm, doesn't she? Not that you can necessarily tell from a tweet. She was kind enough to snap a few photos and share them with us:
Okay, I guess you really can't just start playing with the cosmetics, can you? I mean, you could, but it would get stale really fast.
In her following tweet, Emily shares a mall secret we would have never guessed:
She then clearly begins to feel desperate:
And, finally, she is released!
Overall, a few hours spent trapped in a mall seem a lot less exciting than I would have thought. Emily has kind of killed my daydream. But I'm really glad she had access to Twitter at the time because we all got to be entertained by the unfortunate, awesome circumstance she found herself in.
What would you do if you were trapped in a shopping mall?
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