« on: September 10, 2003, 06:44 PM »
At Wal*Mart and the mall I have to excuse myself through: mothers with 3-6 kids who seem to not have a sense of direction and run into you, old women commandeering shopping carts, of which, have hit me twice in my rounds over the years, rude employees who give me glares when I, a 19 year old man, ask when the latest shipment of toys come in, have older people staring at me in line with a "wtf are you buying a toy for?? look, I have in the past had parents tell me to get out of the toy isle and stop buying 'kids toys', I once battled a mother at TRU over a Jurassic Park figure (she SNATCHED IT out of my shopping cart!!), and of course have been disgusted when I find nothing but pegwarmers.
But I weather through it.
I usually put figures back on the pegs when I find them laying around, because I figure if i can hang all that i can find up it will show that they NEED TO ORDER them. I hate messy toy isles and do my best to keep 'my' areas nice...SW pegs are abused so. I hate going into a store and all the figures are flopped off the pegs and laying all around the shelf below. I also hate parents that casually toss things back into the shelf that their kids grab.
I dont know about all of you, but one thing I absolutly loathe at retail is open air packages....you know..."try me" boxes. We have all seen them before...I dunno about you but I DO NOT like the unwashed hands of the masses fingering potential product I want to buy. That doesnt just apply to toys, it applies to everything, but toys are the big bad when it comes to that. If something I am buying is in OA packages I go to the top shelf for it. No way am I buying something that some little kid touched after he picked his nose, and another came along who just sucked his hands, and another who is just dirty in general. Ick. OA Boxes need to die. Thank god most SW stuff doesnt have them.
The Holidays, I avoid stores if possible. entering stores after Nov. 20th is asking for death. Also, it seems people are more fiesty and want to beat you to death for toys around this time...
oy, what a rant.
Perhaps more later.