Hmm... I think my shopping karma should be fairly decent. Nothing great though, but nothing bad. I'm usually all business from the moment I enter the parking lot, to the moment I (hopefully) go through the checkout... But I'm pleasant to the employees and fellow shoppers that I occasionally cross paths with during my galavanting through the many nearby Targets.
I suppose I can still get a little feisty with morons in the parking lots on occasion still, but I'm usually too hell bent on securing a swift and ideal parking spot for my hasty entrance into the store, to bother mouthing off and honking at the bad drivers, like I usually do. Being in such a rush, I usually don't mess around with the dirty shopping carts either. 'Cause after all, even though it's never actually happened in the last 8 years, I'm just sure that one of these days someone will beat me to something great in the SW aisle by a matter of mere seconds
, on an item that is never to see the light of retail again! Pause for a shopping cart or old lady, and I'm going to miss out, and be forced to pay $200 on eBay for those figures, I'm sure of it!
I rarely ever encounter anyone in the toy aisles, especially in front of the SW stuff. Can't even recall the last time I saw a fellow SW collector at a store... But as you probably recall from this thread
, I almost always clean, organize, and most of all consolidate
the SW section. But I'm not sure if that brings me good toy karma (as you suggest John), or bad... Might possibly be bad, 'cause I'm in a constant state of battle with the Target toy stockers and employees, who always
(daily) try to spread out their 16 or so remaining SW figures across all 10 of the SW figure pegs. Then I come along every other day, and consolidate them all onto just 2 or 3 pegs so they can see how many empty pegs are there that they should be filling up with NEW Saga product for me and the locals!
So I'm sure my consolidating habits tend to irritate
the Target workers more than anything. If that diminishes my toy karma, so be it. At least they can see that they're wasting perfectly available and very valuable retail space!
I'm usually friendly to the cashiers, and try to lighten up their otherwise dull and monotonous jobs with a little witty banter during checkout. That is until they either carelessly drop my figure(s) onto the floor, or throw them forcefully
into the bag, thus ruining any possibility of said figure(s) making it into my carded collection...
At which point I'll sternly, though politely, suggest they please handle my merchandise a little more carefully.
Pretty sure I've got some good SW trading karma
though, with my fellow collectors and friends around the boards. So hopefully that'll pay off some day when I really need it...