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Old 12-14-2012, 04:14 AM   #31
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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.

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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
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:53 AM   #32
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I don't mind them but I don't enjoy them either. I wouldn't file a complaint though, other mall goers might find them helpful, just because I don't like it doesn't mean it has to go. I just say smile and say no thank you. No big deal, it doesn't take more than 2 seconds.
It sounds like you haven't had the same experience as some of us on here. It is a big deal when they see you talking with someone and interrupt your conversation. It is a big deal when they don't take your "no thanks" for an answer, follow you, and keep pestering you. It's a big deal when they try to grab your arm. Not all koisk workers are like that...I was one way back in high school and waited for customers to come to me, I never tried to solicit business from passersby and wasn't expected to by the owner of the business. But the ones who do harass people are like vultures and should be dealt with by mall management.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:57 AM   #33
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If I ever have enough time, I'd love to just take up their time asking question after question about their product and then not buy a thing. I figure I'd be doing a favor for all those people who pass by me during that time. (This only applies to the ones who are rude to the people walking by. I would never do something like that to the folks who don't harass mall customers.)
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:05 AM   #34
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I also live by the Mall of America and it's getting out of control... there is an area on the first floor that's jam packed with them and I dread even walking through it. How can that be good for business? I go to the mall to walk around, buy a snack, take my kids on some rides, etc., not worry about making eye contact with people that are going to start forcing their weird scalp massager on me.
I know exactly where you mean. It is the worst!
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:36 AM   #35
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It sounds like you haven't had the same experience as some of us on here. It is a big deal when they see you talking with someone and interrupt your conversation. It is a big deal when they don't take your "no thanks" for an answer, follow you, and keep pestering you. It's a big deal when they try to grab your arm. Not all koisk workers are like that...I was one way back in high school and waited for customers to come to me, I never tried to solicit business from passersby and wasn't expected to by the owner of the business. But the ones who do harass people are like vultures and should be dealt with by mall management.
I don't care if they pester me. I just ignore them and continue walking and talking. There is no reason for me to even favor them with a polite "no, thank you." I act like they don't exist. None of that is a big deal to me. However, I would draw the line if one of them actually touched me. That is assault IMO and I would report him/her to mall management.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:38 AM   #36
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the hair ones skeeve me out. How many different heads of hair were touched with the straightener?

then the fake hair and jeweled clips nad what noe, how many dirty heads touched those

Make wide circles around both of those. Ignore the rest :D
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:13 AM   #37
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I went to the mall last week and was pestered several times by the kiosk people. My favorite is when they ask "Can I ask you a question?" and I tell them "You just did" and walk away. Ticks them off to no end.
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