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Tuesday, July 14

Pet Peeves – Mall Edition

I like the mall. Really. I don’t actually like shopping there (overpriced much?) but I like walking around (yay free air conditioning)! And I like to browse while feeling smug and superior because I’m too poor frugal to pay that much for a shirt, pair of pants, or [insert item here]. What I don’t like are the “kiosk zombies.” You know the ones I mean? They’re those sleazy guys selling merchandise from a kiosk (merchandise which is even more overpriced than normal mall goods), the guys you can’t walk past without them accosting you and saying things like:

“Would you like to have your hair straightened?”

“Have you ever tried this lotion?”


{OK, so I made that last one up.}

My normal methods of getting past them unmolested involve talking loudly to whoever I’m with and pretending I don’t hear them, pulling my hat over my face and pretending I don’t see them, or plastering a very angry “don’t-mess-with-this-chick-she’s-scary-and-definitely-not-buying-your-crap-today” look and hoping they’re not too stupid to ignore it.

I’m pretty proud of my kiosk zombie escape skills. But still, I don’t always dodge them. Next step? Bring a chainsaw.


What’s your mall pet peeve?


9 Stubborn Stains:

Joy said...

I second the notion, they are often so pushy and intrusive.

Crystal HW said...

i agree with you totally!

I also do not like when the family washrooms are either a joke or non-existant.

thatgirlblogs said...

I hate the hair extension kiosks. no, I do not want to be fitted for a wig. thanks anyway?


Mr Brightside said...

My biggest pet peeve is that not EVERY SINGLE hallway of the mall has a CLEAR and LARGE SIGN indicating where the washrooms are.

And by large I mean at least 15x15 feet. In bright pink neon.

And by clear I mean "Hey MATTHEW, this way to the washrooms...".

The Surette-Nelson Collective said...

Luckily where I live in the city (Los Angeles), land is too freakin' expensive to build those huge eyesores--we have smaller outdoor malls-thingys instead. I have to say, though they're over the top with commercialism and botoxed bimbos with toy dogs on pink studded leaches, I LOVE it anyway!

thatgirlblogs said...

just grabbed your button. ;)

The Sassy Chef said...

I completely agree with you! I hate the lotion people, they seriously hound you. It's so annoying!


Rambling Rachel said...

I laugh at those kiosk people trying to make a living.

"Grandma can afford that $30-60 remote control car. You'll have to ask her."

"I don't like lotion. I prefer to be chapped and stinky."

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Ha ha! Rachel those are great!

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