Normally when I go to the store I go to Spar which is only 5 minutes away, and there is no need for a parking guard, and it just seems safer to me.
I drove to Pick n Pay, (our local grocery store) by myself, which is really only 10 minutes away, I gave the parking guard the "ok" to watch the car, I went into the mall, got money out of the ATM... by myself (mind you, it's a little more dangerous here) I went in and got groceries, bought some post cards, came back out, paid the parking guard, and drove home. It doesn't sound like a lot to you, but it was a mini adventure for me. :)
Heather teases me that she is kicking me out of the nest.