Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-13-2012, 01:00 AM   #1
Elmo9607
DIS Veteran
 
Elmo9607's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seneca, IL
Posts: 650

Those Hair Kiosks at the Mall!!!

When will those things go away?? Ugh. There is one at the local mall that has been there for years. Every time I pass by, they do all but drag me over by the arm to go sit in their chairs. I have tried the old being on the phone trick, texting, bringing a friend with me, ignoring...nothing!

I am so tired of it. I usually just tell them "No thank you" in a polite but firm voice but sometimes they practially jump out in front of you to get your attention. Of course, they're flanked on all sides by salespeople so walking on the opposite side does no good!

It baffles me that with how annoyed everyone else looks when they try to dart by that it's still around. I still see people in their chairs getting their hair done though...I have a hard time believing their products are A) really all that great and B) sold at a fair price. I saw one lady buy their speil hook, line, and sinker one day. Oh well. At least those darn Seacret Spa kiosks are gone!!!
__________________
October 1996 Christmas/New Year's 2004 Spring Break 2006 Christmas/New Year's 2006 Christmas/New Year's 2007 Christmas/New Year's 2008 Christmas/New Year's 2010

College Program at Cosmic Ray's January 2011-May 2011
Elmo9607 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 01:05 AM   #2
afnaechiquita
DIS Veteran
 
afnaechiquita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 799

I just sprint past, realizing they probably hate their jobs as much as you hate their job's existence.
__________________
WDW (off-site) '90 - Caribbean Beach '07 - French Quarter '08 - Riverside '11 - Riverside '12 - Tokyo DisneySea '12 (one-post quick TR here!) - DLR (off-site) '13 - Grand Californian '14 (presidential suite tour here!) - Yacht Club '14
Princess Half Marathoner '11 - '12 - GSC '14 for runGKTW! - training for DLH '14 for SOSC!

afnaechiquita is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-13-2012, 08:32 AM   #3
wiigirl
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 15,974

Quote:
Originally Posted by afnaechiquita View Post
I just sprint past, realizing they probably hate their jobs as much as you hate their job's existence.
lol...my thoughts exactly.
__________________
For the love of Disney...
wiigirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:37 AM   #4
mad madam mim78
DIS Veteran
 
mad madam mim78's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 943

We call those people the mall gypsies.
mad madam mim78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
Sgt Mickey
I will always remember where I was that day
I am defiantly going to attempt as many as I can
I thought I had never up there but I think I erased it and my brain went somewhere else
 
Sgt Mickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 4,777

I HATE the people with the lotion something about the dead sea. They are the WORST. I try to be polite...no thanks but when the same person is aggressive to you each time you pass in a short period ( like 10 min) I yelled rudely the last time NO THANK YOU and think she may have finally got it. I noticed the same company also set up on the other side of the mall here nail stuff too. The guy was talking to me and I was like what...something about my shoes and then he went in to his nail speech and told me my nails were not lady like....really that is going to make me buy
Sgt Mickey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 04:14 AM   #6
HeatherFeather
The apostrophe just completes me
 
HeatherFeather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 1,036

These are the ones that always harass me! The Dead Sea people! "Have you heard of the Dead Sea?" My strategy for the kiosks is twofold...first I walk as far away from them as possible, almost riding the wall and storefronts. Second, as someone else mentioned, do not make eye contact under any circumstances. Pretending to be texting or talking on the phone also helps confuse and disorient them so they move on to another potential victim.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sgt Mickey View Post
I HATE the people with the lotion something about the dead sea. They are the WORST. I try to be polite...no thanks but when the same person is aggressive to you each time you pass in a short period ( like 10 min) I yelled rudely the last time NO THANK YOU and think she may have finally got it. I noticed the same company also set up on the other side of the mall here nail stuff too. The guy was talking to me and I was like what...something about my shoes and then he went in to his nail speech and told me my nails were not lady like....really that is going to make me buy
__________________
Me DH DD (10)



HeatherFeather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:19 AM   #7
mamacatnv
I am the queen of straw!
Almost anything can be fixed with pasta
Do my DH's "Shorty Shorts" count?
I go in search of code!
 
mamacatnv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Central Texas Y'all by way of N. Nevada
Posts: 9,679

One time I had someone actually walk up to me and try to put some type of neck warmer thingy on my shoulders - that just skeeved me out and I snarled at them to back off.

The rest of the kiosk people, I just say no thank you and keep walking, then I ignore them. The line found here is "excuse me miss, can I ask/show you something...?
__________________
MamaCatNV
DH55 Me47DS 24 DD15
Baxter & Simon Gryffindor The Great Pyreneese
POFQ-1/1-1/9/07, ASMu-Dec 05/Jan 06 ASSp-Dec 99/Jan 00 Turn of the Century
Thanks AidensMom
mamacatnv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 05:35 AM   #8
sam_gordon
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 9,393

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elmo9607 View Post
When will those things go away?? Ugh. There is one at the local mall that has been there for years. Every time I pass by, they do all but drag me over by the arm to go sit in their chairs. I have tried the old being on the phone trick, texting, bringing a friend with me, ignoring...nothing!

I am so tired of it. I usually just tell them "No thank you" in a polite but firm voice but sometimes they practially jump out in front of you to get your attention. Of course, they're flanked on all sides by salespeople so walking on the opposite side does no good!

It baffles me that with how annoyed everyone else looks when they try to dart by that it's still around. I still see people in their chairs getting their hair done though...I have a hard time believing their products are A) really all that great and B) sold at a fair price. I saw one lady buy their speil hook, line, and sinker one day. Oh well. At least those darn Seacret Spa kiosks are gone!!!
Look at your last paragraph... they're making sales. THAT'S why it's still around.
__________________
Freedom W. Caribbean June 15 - June 22, 2014 Video
Oasis W. Caribbean June 8 - June 15, 2014 Review
Barcelo Maya Palace June 29-July 6, 2012
Bay Lake Towers, WDW June 1 - June 6, 2011
Polynesian, WDW Dec. 29, 2008 - Jan. 3, 2009
Wilderness Lodge, WDW, June 2005
Polynesian, WDW Sept. 7 - Sept. 14, 2001
Caribbean Beach, June 1993
sam_gordon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 05:47 AM   #9
Ceila
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,700

File a complaint with mall management. I did several years ago when one of those people would not leave me and my daughter alone as we walked past after I gave a polite "no thank you." I went to the information desk, filled out a form (didn't take long), and thought that would be the end of it. A mall manager actually called me a couple of hours later to get more information and told me that what they were doing violates the kiosk lease agreement. The next time I went they had stopped harassing everyone who walked by.
Ceila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 06:02 AM   #10
stacy347
I carried a watermelon?
 
stacy347's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,582

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elmo9607 View Post
When will those things go away?? Ugh. There is one at the local mall that has been there for years. Every time I pass by, they do all but drag me over by the arm to go sit in their chairs. I have tried the old being on the phone trick, texting, bringing a friend with me, ignoring...nothing!

I am so tired of it. I usually just tell them "No thank you" in a polite but firm voice but sometimes they practially jump out in front of you to get your attention. Of course, they're flanked on all sides by salespeople so walking on the opposite side does no good!

It baffles me that with how annoyed everyone else looks when they try to dart by that it's still around. I still see people in their chairs getting their hair done though...I have a hard time believing their products are A) really all that great and B) sold at a fair price. I saw one lady buy their speil hook, line, and sinker one day. Oh well. At least those darn Seacret Spa kiosks are gone!!!

Funny, I just posted this same thing in a different thread yesterday. They are out of control for sure. My politeness where they are concerned has definitely worn out. I don't care how much they need a sale, chasing me down or trying to grab me will never be tolerable.
__________________
August 13-18, 2006 ASMo ~ Free Dining was awesome!
June 15-21, 2007 ASMu
April 6, 2008 Disney on Ice: High School Musical
May 16-22, 2010 Seralago Resort ~ so much fun!
June 17-23, 2012 Regal Palms ~ loved it!
Oct. 4, 2012 Disney on Ice: Rockin' Ever After
stacy347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 06:10 AM   #11
kamik86
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,633

Personally if I had a place doing that I wouldn't even TRY to be polite. AT a certain level of behavior it is so unacceptable that I don't believe "Oh they are just doing their job" cuts it. Because frankly no one should EVER do the things your describing (they are touching people against their will!) Because if they really were good people that knew what they were doing was totally unacceptable they wouldn't be working there. I know I sure would never have that kind of job.
__________________
Me and DH (25 and 27) Mickey Minnie Daisy
kamik86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 06:22 AM   #12
mamamary
DIS Veteran
 
mamamary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,452

Yep they were after me and my daughter yesterday at the mall. I politely said "no thank you" and they said something like "ok come back after you leave the store". Luckily they weren't around when we came out.
__________________
CBR - November 2006
CSR - May 2010
POFQ - June 2012

me dh ds (16) dd (15) and Baxter (my 7 year old lab - rescued from a shelter)

mamamary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 07:52 AM   #13
penn19
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Anywhere but here
Posts: 1,194

Quote:
Originally Posted by stacy347 View Post
Funny, I just posted this same thing in a different thread yesterday. They are out of control for sure. My politeness where they are concerned has definitely worn out. I don't care how much they need a sale, chasing me down or trying to grab me will never be tolerable.
I don't even try to be polite any more. I get that its their job, but the people that work ours, seem slimy to me. I don't know why. I usually just ignore and keep walking.
penn19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:04 AM   #14
SaraJayne
Stop moving those smilies!
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 12,075

We have 2 different ones in our mall. One is a hair kiosk and the other is some type of lotion/skin care thing.

They both literally follow people down the mall, trying to get them to stop.
SaraJayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:22 AM   #15
ChibiJones
I could not be happier with my choice
I'm in my slow time now
Loves ancient Egypt, Greece & Medieval ideas
 
ChibiJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Natick, MA
Posts: 746

We don't have annoying hair people at our mall that I've noticed. Instead, I get harassed by the child modeling "agency". They pounce on anyone with kids and give them the line about how the kid is "so cute". Last year, I got "aw they're so cute, are they twins?". DD was about 4 months and DS was almost 3, so yeah I have twins.
ChibiJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.