Sarah no that’s a bad Sarah BAD!
Especially bad because that’s incorrect, or at least, it is these days. Between movie theaters in malls and me accidentally going to them after closing times on Sundays (and thus being denied delicious chicken teriyaki), I’ve learned that the outer doors tend to remain unlocked, and you can walk around outside the shops for a bit without anyone making a fuss, which makes sense. There are people who work in the mall who need to be able to get in and out. They’re not going to IMMEDIATELY lock the doors so people can’t get back in right away, and they’re not going to chase you out of the building right away, either.
That said, 2002 me apparently thought they wouldn’t be allowed back in, and Sarah’s younger than 2002 me, so I totally buy she’d think they couldn’t go back in. She just happens to be 100% wrong about it.
Comic commentary added August 20, 2014