Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Advice to Malls

To Mall Managers Everywhere:

I do not want to see garish bows and lights before Thanksgiving. Respect Black Friday. With this economy, putting out Christmas decorations early won't make people spend anymore than what they've already budgeted, it will only disgruntle holiday purists who like to keep their seasons distinct. Don't press the nativity scenes on me while pilgrims are still out.

Every mall should have a coat check kiosk. The air in malls is hot and dry. I always forget this until I'm inside. Then I have to lug around a coat on one arm, next to my purse, while draping clothes to try on over the other arm. I would gladly pay a few bucks to check my coat at a central kiosk. I'm sure some moms out there would agree.

To employees in clothing stores: greet me once. That's it. If I need help, I'll ask for it. Don't bug me for your commission, and if you're bored, find something else to do besides sound surprised when I leave without buying any of your overpriced apparel.

More Salvation Army bell ringers. They're so friendly. Post them at each entrance.

Well, that's about it for the moment. Yes, I had to brave a shopping mall today. Why do you ask?


Carrie said...

Heh. That's why most of my shopping is done from the comforts of a hard kitchen chair at my computer desk. The temperature is perfect, I can shop in my pajamas if I so desire. And, I can even throw a load of laundry in at the same time. How great is that?

Becky Carter said...

I agree about the salespeople! Good grief...problem is though that once they disappear- they're gone and if you really need help you can't find them! Get some balance people!