Sunday, June 28, 2009
Making A Career Out Of Loitering At Hawthorn (Sic) Crossings Strip Mall, Your One Stop Open Air Drug Market...
Consider, if you will, the art and science of drug loitering. If you're going to loiter, you'll probably just stand around. Maybe you'll lean against a wall to save your energy. If you want to loiter a long time, you need to find a place to sit like the "butt fence" around the perimeter of Merwin's Liquor.
However, if you want to make a CAREER out of loitering, you need to keep yourself entertained. Yesterday, at Hawthorn (sic) Crossings Strip Mall, quite near the sign which claims no loitering will be allowed, I saw a guy who...
...brought a basketball with him, and bounced it repeatedly against the wall of the strip mall while just, you know, hanging around. The anti-loitering signs appear to tell the truth, however. The anti-loitering rule is POLICE ENFORCED. God knows you don't see any MALL MANAGEMENT doing something about it. No, the job is all dumped on the lap of the Fourth Precinct while the owners of the mall and the businesses there just keep raking in the money from, inter alia, McNuggets.
Seldom does one enter the parking lot without witnessing some no-account characters hanging around, often inside of vehicles. In all the many months I've been watching this open air drug market, I've never seen a security guard in the parking lot, not even ONCE. If I saw one, I'd be writing about it and giving him/her some kind of rating, but that just isn't the case.
Yes, I must say I am really looking forward to Merwin's Liquor fixing the "butt fence" situation, so I can direct more effort and energy at Hawthorn (sic) Crossings Strip Mall...a place which continues to be MY BLOG BITCH.