If you ever wanted definitive proof that the universe truly is not fair, here’s this: Ellen Degeneres and Britney Spears went to the mall, and didn’t invite you (or us). 

And while it’s true the world remains a cold place that doesn’t care that you can still do your entire routine from Grade 3 when you lip synced to Hit Me Baby (One More Time), there is a small mercy, in that we can all at least watch a video of that time we were excluded from the best mall date ever. They even did that thing where you go up the down escalator!