Saturday, November 12, 2016

How to Be Invisible

I simply do not know anymore. Let’s just say that my invisibility cloak malfunctioned last time at the mall. There is no quick fix to that. What to do in such a case? Call cloak service.

It’s easy to think that the mall is like a bottomless hole swallowing visitors upon entry and rendering them invisible as they become part of the crowd. But that’s not the case. It’s just the opposite: strong lights; large glass doors and walls; security cameras placed discreetly at strategic points; equipment and design to serve the dual purpose of maintaining high visibility as well as public safety and security. Skylight on the roof lets in natural light. At the mall the sun is always up.

Anticipating novelty and the unexpected, security personnel pace the long corridors up and down throughout the day. The unexpected hardly ever happens and the view might get boring after a while and yet, they are undeterred. It’s relatively easy to remain visible at all times when spending time at the mall.

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