I am constantly preaching Situational Awareness to my wife. When we make one of our infrequent trips to the mall, I ask her if she noticed a particular person wearing say a green baseball cap sideways. At first the answer would be “What green hat?” Now she is a lot better. What scares me is when she takes the granddaughters shopping. Nine year olds can be pretty distracting. I think in the future I will go along with her, just so we have another set of eyes, not to mention another weapon.
We have already cut down visits to the mall, since as someone said, there really isn’t anything to buy there anyway. I have become a good Amazon customer. I think I have returned only one item over the last several years.
Grandkids school functions call for special alertness, no doubt about that.