I love living in our little town of Heidelberg, it is old and quaint, it is full of old buildings with stories to tell, full of history, of wars, and scandals,
it is a sea of tall shady trees lining roadways and filling gardens, not forgotton, it is full of characters some of them still lost in the 1960's with there teased hair styles and their greased back fringes, as though we were miles away from civilisation, where in fact we are a stone throw away from the major centres. Heidelberg, nestled in a valley, sorrounded by the Suikerbos Mountain range, which causes us to have extremes in temperatures, so cold in winters and hot in summers but this is where I feel at peace this is where I call home.
And now we have a MALL, I used to love getting off the highway each day and the first thing that greets me is "the village" tall green trees, church steeples and vast open spaces and now slap bang in the middle of my VIEW they have put up a shopping mall. Did they try and make if fit in with out towns atmosphere no such luck it is a ugly big square box scarring the landscape and ruining my view by day and at night the skyline is no longer spotted with the twinkle of stars it is now lit up with the glow of the neon lights pouring out of the skylights in the roof guzzling up electricity.
But the mall is here, so the weekend it opened I went to "spy" on what was going on....
Dong... round one.
The only was to access the building from the car park where we parked with a child's pram was in a lift, which on the way in was not a problem. On the way out when the lift was already occuplied by two shopping trolleys, one child's pram and 6 adults, this, this, this, moron tried to push her way in, where exactly did she think she was going to get in, on top of us, maybe there was a secret floor and she was going in the second floor of the lift, well needless to say, she "decided" not to take the lift with us, probably feared for her life at the hands of the raving lunatic inside.
Dong... round two
Almost every seat in the middle of the isles of the shopping centre was occupied by a boob wielding monster, with a leach attached to the end of it.......... do people really not have any shame, do they really think that this is acceptable in a busy shopping centre.
Dong.... round three
7 in a row, how exactly do people think you are going to get past them, when they are walking 7 in a row, ambling through the shoppng centre as though they were the only onew there.. did you know that a babies pram can become a lethal weapon...... I will say no more.
Dong... round four
Standing in the queue,waiting quietly to pay for my groceries the two children behind me and i use the term loosely were attacking one another, slapping punching and banging into My handbag, I turned and asked politely, "Girls, if you bump into me one more time I am going to get very angry, stand still , behave yourself,until it is your turn" Well the "mother" and again i use the term with tongue in cheek, told them not to listen to me, they could do what ever they liked.
I am not sure whether I will be put on to a "wanted" list or a "person of interest" data base, will be interesting to see if any alarms go off the next time I go to my ugly Mall.