Wednesday, August 15, 2007

No Solicitation!

I'm hate to say this, because in my former life, my backgroud was Sales and Marketing.

I. Hate. Solicitors.

I completely understand that it's a tough job, I've been there and done that. What I don't understand is this whole new era of "Mall Solicitors"

The Munchkin and I spent some girl time today cruising the mall. What else are we going to do when it's 1-0-(f'ing)4 degrees outside!!!

Anyway, as we made our way through the mall to the food court, I was accosted by these girls who thought my hair needed some "touching up" with this magical piece of equipment they were selling/demonstrating, oh, and using on random dirty people who probably have "head bugs" - I politely smile, "No, Thank You".

As we continue on to the food court, "Nut Guy" jumps out from behind his little stand to try and get me to sample his nuts.. You know what I mean. Again, I politely decline as he then lowers the tray for the Munchkin to see, Um! No! She's not even 2, she does not need to be eating whole cashews and pecans, think dude! He better be glad she didn't have time to process the whole situation, because I would have thrown a smack down on "Nut Guy" right there in front of Talbot's, if a tantrum would have ensued!

We ate lunch, rode the carousel, bought some cookies and called it a day. On our way back, the same hair girls attempted to hit me up again!!! Seriously, can you not remember the lady walking with a 22 month old slow poke, following close behind? This time though, the Munchkin was on top of her game, as the lady approached, the Munchkin yelled with all of her might.. NOOOOOOOO! MINE!!! I'm not sure if she was referring to me being her Mama, or if she thought the lady was going to take her cookie, either way, it worked.

God love the Munchkin!


Candice said...

Cute story!! I know what you mean! Can't you just go to the mall and shop anymore??? WTF!!

Anonymous said...

I'm just glad you didn't sample that gut's nuts!

*Yankee Belle* said...

I know she loves you...but I think she was protecting the cookie. =P