One of my favorite blogs to read is the PopWatch blog on www.ew.com. There is a regular segment that their writers have called “Things That Make Me Die Inside,” and I read something today that made me want to make that one of my regular features.
In my job, I deal with the property management, documentation, leases, etc. of all of our stores and corporate facilities. I’m going through and documenting some changes in landlord information and have come across a mall in upstate New York called “Walt Whitman Mall.” Now, I’ve read Walden, and I’m going to guess that based upon my interpretation of that, this is not what he would have wanted. We all know that I’m not opposed to the occasional shopping trip, but seriously – a mall named after Walt Whitman? Really?