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RE-POST: I am not buying that!

18Mar

We’re taking a break today from Totally Random Friday (TRF).  I think you’ll agree that this post is timeless. As often as I wish the kiosks in the mall would just disappear, and their annoying salespeople with them, they are ubiquitous and omnipresent.  Learn from these ideas.  Give them a taste of their own annoying-ness.  I dare you. No, I double-dog-dare you.


Occasionally I have to go to the mall. Usually it’s because I want to take advantage of the cheap variety of eating options in the food court. Lately the trek from parking lot to my food paradise has become a very unpleasant journey, but I’ve developed my own coping mechanism to adapt to the adverse conditions.

Once I leave the safety zone of the mall entrance of Macy’s, I keep my head down, walk at a brisk pace, and avoid eye contact at all costs. Even though my posture screams “DON’T BOTHER ME!!” I’m still accosted by those mall kiosk workers who follow the advice of Wayne Gretzky and “skate where the puck is going to be.” Once they see me heading their way, they begin stepping into the aisle so they can confront me at the exact moment I walk by their little shop of horrors. “Sir. SIR… SIR!!! Do you have a moment? Can I talk to you for a moment? Can I? Huh? Can I show you my product?” I mumble something like, “…not interested…” and pick up my pace. By the time I finally reach the food court I’ve blindly plowed over three toddlers, a baby in a stroller, and a group of senior citizens doing exercise laps across the mall.
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I am not buying that!

14Oct

Occasionally I have to go to the mall.  Usually it’s because I want to take advantage of the cheap variety of eating options in the food court.  Lately the trek from parking lot to my food paradise has become a very unpleasant journey, but I’ve developed my own coping mechanism to adapt to the adverse conditions.
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