Monday, September 3, 2007

Mall Kiosks

I have been thinking this for quite some time, and I had it confirmed for me again today. Mall kiosks are evil. Yes, there are exceptions to every rule, but by and large this is true. How many times have you been asked to let someone clean your ring or other jewelry? I actually had someone stop me and ask if she could look at my finger nails. Is this what most people are looking for when they go to the mall? I highly doubt it.

It seems that the middle sections of the mall are reserved for the pushiest of vendors. I'm not sure when this happened, but I don't remember it always being this way. I can remember a time about a year ago or so when a wireless vendor accosted me about who my current provider was. When I let him know that I was with Verizon, he snapped back that I must be rich! I'm not sure where they teach that sales technique, but I can't imagine many people being persuaded to change to wireless provider XYZ because they must be rich to be with their current provider.

Have a mall kiosk story? Let me hear from you.

Until next time...

1 comment:

ASC said...

What a great topic - today at the mall, I was attacked by a bar-of-soap-waving sales girl, telling me to just give it a sniff to see if I liked it. ... No thanks!