Robinsons Place Ermita with its present form is my preferred mall in the metro. It’s not too small and not too massive for its size. Its typical dimension is a jimdandy compared to other shopping complexes. Everything in it seems easily accessible with just a few steps away.
I don’t know why but I must admit I always spend more in this mall compared to other shopping centers in the metropolis. The selection of shops (from low to high end) is also fine for my taste.
However, no matter how foolish it may be, I always find it hard to buy clothes inside the Robinsons department store because it gives me jitters every time I imagine myself using their fitting room. Maybe it is for the reason that I was so damn affected by the silly urban legend that thrived during my teenage years. Let me refresh everybody’s mental faculty of retention on this…
I was made to believe that Robina Gokongwei the daughter of the Robinsons business tycoon has a twin, a humongous reptile, whose hideout is located under the said shopping center. It is believed that when it’s time to feed the snake, a trapdoor opens in one of the fitting rooms of the store, sending one ill-fated customer down through a labyrinth of cylinder pipeline and into the snake-pit. It is believed that the serpent lurks inside the Robinsons mall and would even be transported from one branch to the next so as to relegate the news on missing people. One funny story flourished disclosing that Alice Dixon a popular actress in the late 80’s was in the said fitting room at the wrong time. Lucky for her, the serpent was dumbfounded by her beauty that it decided to set her free. O baka naman na-uta sa ganda nya!?
I know I’m irresistibly delicious that people wanna eat me, but I don’t wanna be munched this way… Ngek!