50 – Mall Rats Part 1

50 – Mall Rats Part 1

I didn’t turn 18 until my fourth week on campus. This made going to the local mall interesting, as they had very recently put in place a rule where anyone under 18 had to be accompanied by an adult.

This confused me years later when I got carded buying a ticket to an R-rated movie. Wouldn’t I have been kicked out if I were under 17? (I was 20 and wearing an RPI hoodie at the time, for the record.)

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Discussion (8)¬

  1. Patrick says:

    I do believe under 17 is allowed to go straight to the movie theater and nowhere else all by themselves, IIRC. Besides, I was often in the mall going party, which included a certain amount of the guards probably thinking I was someone in the party’s father.

  2. BlueRose says:

    That rule lead to an interesting birthday kidnapping for someone’s 18th birthday.

  3. fic7i0n41 says:

    Local Mall = = Crossgates or Latham Farms?

  4. Jenny says:

    Crossgates. I didn’t know about Colonie Center *or* Latham Anything until much exploring and Googling later.

  5. TixComix says:

    What a stupid rule! What state is that. Tell me so I never visit it.

  6. Anon says:

    New York. Troy, to be exact, as mentioned in I think the previous strip’s comments? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is where the author went to school.

  7. Mickee C says:

    There’s an age limit to going to a mall? I’ve been goin’ to malls alone since I was 15! What mad land to you live in?

  8. xero says:

    that is the stupidist thing i’ve ever heard 90% of a malls income comes form teenagers