I pull into the mall today and conclude that the only parking spots are going to be in the far outskirts of the universe. I steer directly to the open spots in the boonies. A lady passes me and continues to circle the lot looking for the clergy parking. As I park and head into the stores, I see the same lady still circling. I wave to her as I she passes.
Zap forward a couple of hours...I'm finished and open my car and notice that the lady ended up parking next to me. Wonder how long she roamed around before she just said, "screw it, I'm gonna use these legs."
Overall, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be in terms of crowds. Did you have an easy time shopping?