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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bah Humbug

If you came here today looking for holiday cheer,you might have to look elsewhere.I am usually full of Christmas cheer! I love the season and I adore buying gifts. The last thing I want to do is complain..BUT
What is the deal with the kiosks in the mall? And when did the sales people become so darn aggressive? I stopped in to get two quick things on my home from book club,and was met with someone wanting to straighten my hair(on a bar stool smack dab in the middle of the aisle,with the same tool he has no doubt used on countless others) The T Mobile guy who almost scared me to death when he jumped out asking if I needed a new phone.The creepy man who wanted to rub lotion on my hands.But the worst is the Israeli guy who sells face creams. (From the dead sea or placenta I don't know I was trying to escape) He would not take no for an answer!! I know you are there, I can see what you are peddling selling. I promise if I like something I will stop and look, but please let me shop leisurely and enjoy the carols playing and the cute Santa. I think next time I am going to pack my water gun and just let em have it. Or my bike horn? I am not going to complain about Helmart Walmart anymore. The greeter is sweet,never jumps out at me and sweetly says "hello and welcome"

4 comments:

cougarnana said...

Hip, Hip, Hooray!! I thought I was the ONLY one who didn't like those guys. Other people seem to stop and talk to them, I DON'T. Especially the Israeli or Iranian or whatever who always begins with..."can I ask you a question?" Hell No, you can't ask me a question, I'm in a hurry, can't you see me rushing down the center of the mall on my way to the "real" stores and besides, I don't have any answers and I really don't want you touching me with that hand cream or whatever it is!! I do think some of the little kiosks are kinda cute but I have had such bad experiences at them that most times I don't even stop if I AM interested, unless there is chocolate...then I might make an exception. Well, needless to say, I agree with everything you said...what can we do about it??

cougarnana said...

Hip, Hip, Hooray!! I thought I was the ONLY one who didn't like those guys. Other people seem to stop and talk to them, I DON'T. Especially the Israeli or Iranian or whatever who always begins with..."can I ask you a question?" Hell No, you can't ask me a question, I'm in a hurry, can't you see me rushing down the center of the mall on my way to the "real" stores and besides, I don't have any answers and I really don't want you touching me with that hand cream or whatever it is!! I do think some of the little kiosks are kinda cute but I have had such bad experiences at them that most times I don't even stop if I AM interested, unless there is chocolate...then I might make an exception. Well, needless to say, I agree with everything you said...what can we do about it??

cougarnana said...

I'm so sorry, I don't have any idea why that posted twice...maybe because I feel so strongly about it.

Ashlyn Carter said...

thats funny and so true. The hair straightener peeps are the WORST.