I remember when I was visibly pregnant with DS and looking through the baby section at Target or Myer or something like that I was approached by a budget photography studio representative. They were having an instore promotion, I think, and the woman just wouldn't leave me alone! I told her I wasn't interested and she just kept trying to convince me that I'd love a keepsake when my baby was born and pestering me for details. I finally just told her to shove off (I literally said 'shove off' because I am cool like that) and waddled away to complain at the service desk. Pushy nutter.
Actually, today I was shopping and DS had just bolted out of my grasp (he's slippery and fast!), and as I was racing after a hyperactive toddler, someone actually thought I was in a position to pause for some idle advertising. Like, "Excuse me, miss! literally shove a piece of paper in my face kind" of purchase.
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11-03-2014 19:20 #41
11-03-2014 19:24 #42Senior Member
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A simple "Hi, would you like to donate to *charity x* today?" is enough. I'm terrible at saying no without feeling rude, but something like that I'd be fine saying "sorry, not today" and walking away without feeling like I'm personally responsible for wiping out an entire country or endangered species
But the Photo stalls, Seacrest lotions (which DH got guilted in to buying for me to "soothe your wifes dishpan hands".WTF?..which shows how much they push, as it's DH who does the washing up here) and the like are awful, especially when you have kids with you.
Why do they always bend down and do baby talk with your kids? "Mummy would love to use this on her feet after running around you little angels all day!" "Wouldn't daddy love a picture of you all to put on his desk?"...DH is a tradie lol
11-03-2014 19:52 #43Senior Member
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Gosh they really annoy me too. I was shopping one day when stopped by a guy selling hair straighteners and I said not today as I had DD with me (she was 3 at the time) and he said oh we can do her hair too, I was a bit taken aback gave him a weird look and said our hair was fine. DD has the most beautiful curls why would I want to straighten them out?
11-03-2014 19:56 #44
“Whether a man knew it or not, he needed a woman at his back: someone to remind him that all is not lost, someone to show him the sliver of light that is creeping its way through the dark, someone to hold him, even when he didn’t realized he needed to be held.”
Excerpt From: Loftis, Quinn. “Sacrifice of Love.” iBooks.
11-03-2014 20:01 #45
11-03-2014 20:02 #46
I haaate the Seacret guys! I particularly despise the "Can I ask you a question about your hair/skin/ whatever?" opener!! I always just take the free sample and say "No you can't " and move on!
11-03-2014 20:10 #47
I try not to even look at them. I don't answer their questions and I don't stop.
I get it is there job but i see it as my job not to get suckered into whatever they are selling.
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11-03-2014 20:11 #48-
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I'm rude...I ignore them as if they aren't even there lol
11-03-2014 20:25 #49
I just smile and say 'I donated last time I walked past'.... Or 'I donated already thanks'. It's amusing looking at their suntanned, young good-looking face with a blank look like they're wondering did this chick walk past earlier??
disclaimer: sometimes I do actually donate, if I have cash in my wallet. But I can't afford to every time.
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11-03-2014 20:27 #50Senior Member
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