The parking lot of the South Plains Mall is enough to keep me as far away from the mall as possible, and it seems that every year it just gets worse.

It's impossible to find a parking spot most of the time and you just end up parking at The Cheesecake Factory and walking 40 miles to the entrance. Meanwhile, the backside of the mall is usually empty because those doors lead you to some kind of alternate universe where you have to make a pilgrimage through the empty portions of the building to find any signs of actual life.

A trip to the South Plains Mall honestly deserves, water, snacks and a compass if you want to make it out alive.

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Half of the mall has been dead for years. Some of the halls are eerily quiet with only a few lost customers, mall walkers getting their work-out on and a couple of teenagers making out in random corners. The other half is crammed with every store that people actually want to go to, leading the masses to crowd together in the front entrance directly off of Slide Road. On top of that, the addition of new restaurants in the front parking lot took up a ton of the spots that used to be available. Ugh.

The back parking area is almost always completely deserted and would have made a better spot for new businesses, but what do I know? I'm just a person that only goes into that hellhole when I have to find a toy for my nephew that doesn't seem to exist anywhere else in the world but that one stupid stand located directly in the middle, or what I like to refer to as the "eye of the beast."

I'm staying home. Y'all go ahead.

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