By Adelia Ladson
Mall Ninja: A term used in forums to mean an unexperienced and enthusiast weapon owner who pretends to be a seasoned operator.
Take a good look at the definition above by Urban Dictionary. Now, look in the mirror and ask yourself, “How Mall Ninja am I?” I think everyone has the possibility of being a little Mall Ninja. But it’s to what degree that makes the difference on whether you’re just barely grazing the surface to going full-on Mall Ninja.
When I say we all have a little Mall Ninja in us I mean that we all have tried to impress our friends with our knowledge of something we really didn’t know Jack about. For example: “Yeah man. Just look at the hamon on that katana. It was put there when the sword guy made it.” Said, while nodding head knowingly, even though you just happened to hear someone else using the word and have no clue what it actually means. But, you know, that’s okay. That’s normal.
Let's just say that the “way too much” comes into play if you consider yourself an expert in using a katana for battle, based on the knowledge you’ve acquired from “The Art of War.” The “way too much” comes in when you’re, “the sergeant of a three-man Rapid Tactical Force at one of America’s largest indoor retail shopping areas.” Now, tell me, are you that guy? Let's just see. Take our quiz below.