I'm usually very bitchy. While shopping, even more so. Yesterday while shopping I had an idea of a new item.... the don't bother me pin, hat, shirt... whatever. I don't engage in small talk and loathe anyone that tries to suck me in.
Yesterday I went into the Mariners Team Store at Southcenter. When I walked in I got the usual greeting, hi, how are you. I don't make eye contact, and say the normal response of: good, thanks.
Then the stalking begins. Below is the conversation:
* Note: I am not standing in one place while this annoying conversation goes on, I am walking around the store trying to look around and get rid of him.
Annoying employee: do you need any help?
Me: no, thanks.
AE: are you looking for anything in particular?
AE: We have a lot of new items in this week.
Me: no response. Ignoring him so that he will take the hint and go away.
AE: Are you looking for a gift for someone?
AE: Did you know that we sell tickets to games here at the store?
AE: The Mariners are in town this week, do you need any game tickets?
AE: The games are pretty fun to attend.
Me: I know, I was at the game yesterday.
AE: Oh wow really???!!! (Much excitement at this statement).
AE: How did you like it? Did you like Safeco Field? How was the game?
Me: I've been to Safeco Field about a million times. The game sucked, Mateo gave up 7 runs in the 6th inning. Hargrove should have left Meche in. We lost 14-6.
AE: ha ha ha... that's funny.
Me: what's funny about that?
AE: Oh, just that you said that about Meche.
Me: no response.
Walking out the door....
Damn. Instead of a Don't bother me pin, I'm going to get one that says either Fuck off, or I DO NOT ENGAGE IN SMALL TALK AND I DON'T WANT ANY HELP.