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#1 TechPB-Mike

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:29 PM

So next week is both Jenn's birthday, and our anniversary. So I go to mall to see if I can pick something out.

I used to work in a mall when I was in High School, I USED to be proud to say that I worked in a mall, Pembroke Lakes Mall in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Great atmosphere, people felt comfortable to walk through it, etc

Dood, the malls have turned into something WORSE than a fucking used car lot!!

You get attacked from left and right. From cell phone companies snapping their fingers at you, to people with beauty products trying to smear shit all over you, getting dive bombed by RC Helicopters and flying gadgets where the employee is trying to take your head off to draw attention to his booth

The malls are COMPLETELY out of fucking control. This is NOT how shopping at the mall is supposed to be. Shopping at the mall is supposed to be a relaxed, air conditioned atmosphere when you can take your time, walk through, enjoy yourself, you shouldn't have to tell people that are pretty much blocking your pathway "Please move, I need to walk by" as they get in your face trying to sell you shit

No wonder malls are closing up, this last experience was fucking TERRIBLE, maybe because it was early, so there was less traffic, but I was like "wtf is going on?"

The first lap wasn't too bad, got stopped 2 or 3 times. But when I bought her gift, and was trying to exit, the kiosk assholes saw the bag, and it WORSE than sharks smelling blood.

Do they have some sort of regulation, or policy, or some sort of guidelines in place as to how much these kiosk people can harrass the customers trying to get through?

This happened at 3 malls I visited in the past month. I swear I'm >> << that close to bringing a cattle prod with me and yelling "back!!! BACK!!! (zzzzzzzz) BACK!!! ALL OF YOU!!! BACK!!!"

maybe I'm the only one who feels this way, no? yes?

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:30 PM

first! lol Mike these vents are becoming more frequent! lol...

Agreed.

Retail sales at the mall at getting hit the hardest. I think the survival rate at malls are even less elsewhere. Ppl are doing any and everything to survive in the jungle!

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:46 PM

Damn, the only mall near me is pretty tame. Although that might be because I'm a teenager and nobody wants to sell me shit, but I don't see too many adults getting harassed.
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:47 PM

They are morons. Luckily it's always the same so you can predict it. This is why I don't go to the mall!!

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:50 PM

I hate my mall. There are idiots everywhere trying to sell crap. Like you said, those stupid rc helicopters. It's even worse on freakin ob black friday. Well actually someone dies at my mall last black friday. People were trying to get stuff and they ran over him. Anyway, yes malls are annoying. I just want to go to a mall and smell the fresh sent of water from the water fountains and the food in the food court.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:51 PM

Sucks Mike, big time. Luckily my mall isn't anything like that. Yeah there are things flying overhead, but you're not getting dive bombed. The kiosk people pretty much keep to themselves, until you walk up to them and wish to buy something. But even then they're very relaxed, don't try and force crap on you. I love just wandering through my mall, and have been known to do so on the occasional saturday. I rarely buy anything, but it's such a cool place to watch people go about their lives and see what's going on. Also get to see some really cute girls. Guess you're just one of the few who get a shitty mall. My mall rocks!

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:52 PM

Sucks Mike, big time. Luckily my mall isn't anything like that. Yeah there are things flying overhead, but you're not getting dive bombed. The kiosk people pretty much keep to themselves, until you walk up to them and wish to buy something. But even then they're very relaxed, don't try and force crap on you. I love just wandering through my mall, and have been known to do so on the occasional saturday. I rarely buy anything, but it's such a cool place to watch people go about their lives and see what's going on. Also get to see some really cute girls. Guess you're just one of the few who get a shitty mall. My mall rocks!

all the girls that guy to my mall are either ugly or pregnant, or both.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:53 PM


Sucks Mike, big time. Luckily my mall isn't anything like that. Yeah there are things flying overhead, but you're not getting dive bombed. The kiosk people pretty much keep to themselves, until you walk up to them and wish to buy something. But even then they're very relaxed, don't try and force crap on you. I love just wandering through my mall, and have been known to do so on the occasional saturday. I rarely buy anything, but it's such a cool place to watch people go about their lives and see what's going on. Also get to see some really cute girls. Guess you're just one of the few who get a shitty mall. My mall rocks!

all the girls that guy to my mall are either ugly or pregnant, or both.


My high school was like that, but luckily the mall is pretty close to the rich town close to the one I live in, so all the cute rich girls go to the mall I go to.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:55 PM

likewise mike, i went to the mall last sunday, one of the guys at those r/c kiosks fuckin made his "fly anywhere stable control" helicopter dive at me and my girlfriend... then the people at the phone kiosks kept asking me what provider i had and a bunch of other random questions, like trying to strike up a conversation... and since i have pierced ears, the lady at the jewelry kiosk wouldn't stop annoying me when i just glimpsed at a set of earrings i liked...
fucking malls. only reason i go in there is victoria's secret shopping with my girlfriend :P

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:57 PM

likewise mike, i went to the mall last sunday, one of the guys at those r/c kiosks fuckin made his "fly anywhere stable control" helicopter dive at me and my girlfriend... then the people at the phone kiosks kept asking me what provider i had and a bunch of other random questions, like trying to strike up a conversation... and since i have pierced ears, the lady at the jewelry kiosk wouldn't stop annoying me when i just glimpsed at a set of earrings i liked...
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:00 PM

at my mall yeah, LOL.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:02 PM

I got kicked out of my Victoria's Secret when I kept trying to go into the changing room with random girls. :lol: Lmao, jk, no breaking the law for me.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:05 PM

I hate the mall. They used to have much more variety in the manner of shops and goods but now, mostly home electronics, shoes, clothes and food courts. Sad really.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:17 PM

a mall i use to go to in alabama when i was little with my gma got shut down cuz there was so much gang activity in the mall you basically risked your life if you walked in there
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:20 PM

I got suckered into buying something because the salesman had Oreos...
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:25 PM

I got suckered into buying something because the salesman had Oreos...

you and those damn oreos!
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:34 PM

Cattle prod? Lmao, do it!

Does Jen have any pepper spray she could threaten them with?

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:41 PM

I can honestly say that Pembroke Lakes Mall recently is one of the most unpleasant malls in South Florida. It may have been nice at one time, but not anymore.
Loud, and has more kiosk stands in any other mall I've been to down here. It's not even as large as many malls down here, yet manages to pack so many kiosk stands.
I find the Boca Town Center mall to have the least sales stands, pretty nice there; except everything is extremely expensive.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:47 PM

HAHA when reading that an image of Mike violently swatting one of those RC helicopters out of the air came to mind. Kind of like a more pissed off king kong...

But yeah. I find it best to not make eye contact, and ignore them. I don't even respond. Even if I am the only one walkinig by, I don't acknowlege them. Makes my day alot better :)
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:55 PM

The only place I can think of that would be an equal to your experience Mike, is a Kroger's Grocery Store (Foods Co) here in San Francisco, I use to work at that Store as a Security Guard and its Ghetto as Hell and when I mean...the store is packed with people from all Walks of Life shopping and shoplifting there and Im glad outta there, that store was extremely stressful.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:55 PM

i got a free rc helecopter because the store owner hit me in the face (almost eyes) with one and he felt sorry, and i was super pissed. the thing broke anyways, malls suck.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:57 PM

i got a free rc helecopter because the store owner hit me in the face (almost eyes) with one and he felt sorry, and i was super pissed. the thing broke anyways, malls suck.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:13 PM

no of corse not...

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:17 PM

i would of. helicopters scare the shit out of me
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:21 PM

If I got hit in the face by one I'd rip the piece of shit in half and cussed the guy out then sued his ass.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:42 PM

I can't remember the last time I have been to the mall, I hate going there because people jump at you left and right trying to sell you crap that you have no intention of dropping a penny on.

When I shop, I know what I want. I go in and go out, no BSing.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:51 PM

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:59 PM

The mall at my town is completely dead =[

ever been to the MOA? that place is kick ass

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 06:11 PM

The mall at my town is completely dead =[

ever been to the MOA? that place is kick ass


It has an indoor rollercoaster, how can it not be kick ass?

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 06:54 PM

lol thast why i walk on the 2nd floor where theres no center for kiosks
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:12 PM

I usually bitch slap them in good old Bernie Mac-style. When the first one hits the floor, the rest usually go back to their booths and concentrate on being quiet. You should try.
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 12:06 AM

Yup malls suck anymore. It's why I shop online now.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:41 AM

was at a mall near me last week and watch a guy snatch one of those rc copters outta the air and toss it into the fountain in the center...the look on he kiosk workers face was priceless
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:46 AM

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 11:59 AM

The new mall that was just built up here is packed at all times, it's like a over crowded zoo, you have to search for a parking spot forever, when you find one it's generally really far away (I don't care but it's getting colder out, it's a pain). The mall is almost over-crowded, hard to walk through even at normal pace. Kiosk people have the cheesiest shit too, I don't want your crappy cellphone cover, please stop asking me to buy a pay as you go cell phone, I'm just trying to walk to the store I like.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 12:37 PM

a mall i use to go to in alabama when i was little with my gma got shut down cuz there was so much gang activity in the mall you basically risked your life if you walked in there



OMG butters. Montgomery Mall. yea it had gotten BAD. everyone in the state was TERRIFIED to go in that place because there were murders, rapes, and thefts on a regular basis. you used to live down here?
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:32 PM

Couple of years ago when I was at the Mall of America there was one survey taker that decided to attempt to do his survey.

Walks up to me and asks if he walk with me and ask some questions..

Ok

So I start doing a quick power walk pace.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:43 PM

HAHA when reading that an image of Mike violently swatting one of those RC helicopters out of the air came to mind. Kind of like a more pissed off king kong...

But yeah. I find it best to not make eye contact, and ignore them. I don't even respond. Even if I am the only one walkinig by, I don't acknowlege them. Makes my day alot better :)


rofl I would pay to see that on video. But yeah those guys are vultures... it's the same around my mall especially the ones that sell cellphone skins.
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:47 PM

mike, you've never been to MOA (mall of america) up here in MN...

visit this mall (especially on the weekends) and then we'll talk! :lol:

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:48 AM

Jesus christ i know what you it's like so badly.

I was in a New Shopping center BEFORE the car park opened so there was about 200 hundred people milling around, so you could literally sprint and then superman slide and not hit anyone. well i looked at the clock and it read 9 o' clock which was when the car park opened. 2 minutes later i was in the center plaza being crushed by about 6000 people. i couldn't move at all or anything. i had to shout my head off and barge through the crowd to reach the safety of the GAME store. And i really hate those kiosk vendors that try to sell you shit. apart from on Friday. Where there was some people handing out FREE Chocolate bars. The big ones as well.
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:59 AM

Mike.. Move to Norway. You will never ever suffer from this problem again.

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