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Old 09-28-2011, 06:23 AM   #1
 
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Default People at the mall selling flat irons!

How much do you hate those girls at the mall, you know the ones I am talking about! The ones at the little cart selling cheap flat irons with designs on them.
You could be a half a mile away from them and they see you comming and pretty much pounce on top of you and talk about how you need to straighten your hair. Really? I need to? Why, so I can look like everyone else and be something I'm not and fry my hair?
The worst part is that the people sitting there letting them straighten their hair have smoke coming off their head and all you can smell is burnt hair, its nasty!! And it looks horribe too!
I get so annoyed by these people and have started walking by and saying "I hate straight hair" as they try to insult me by saying I need straight hair.
Has anyone else had these vultures attack them while walking past them? Ha ha


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Old 09-28-2011, 08:43 AM   #2
 
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:22 PM   #3
 
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LOL! I have to walk by them every day while leaving the gym. I usually have my three year old and 11 month old daughters with me.

My thoughts are this:

"what's wrong with my hair the way it is?"

and

"Do I really look like I can sit and have you mess with my hair? How long do you think my kids are going stand around for this?"
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:37 AM   #4
 
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Fortunately, I don't spend a lot of time in malls (thank goodness for online shopping!), so I've managed to avoid being pounced on by people offering to straighten my hair. I'll be sure to have a nice, polite "No, thanks. I like my curly hair" at the ready next time I go to a mall though.

Btw, ghoulie, I really like your haircut in your avatar pic!
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I speed walk past these people in my mall lol and I don't make eye contact! One time I was with my best guy friend and we were talking so I didn't even realize I was walking past one and the guy at the booth offered to straighten my hair! I politely declined and kept it moving. My friend was like "What would they do to your hair?" I said "Straighten it!" and hes like "Why?" lol Bless him <3
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I remember walking through the mall with one of my male besties, and a guy working at the booth had the nerve to come up to me and fluffy/smack my plump twist out then exclaim "Whhooh, you know you need an iron." I laugh as loud and hard and obnoxiously as possible, because I saw his ass coming. My male friend on the other hand did not, he was about to go back and punch him in the face. He was enraged - "How dare he touch you! No f*^%ing home training!"

That's ma patna in crime right there !
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:43 PM   #7
 
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How much do you hate those girls at the mall, you know the ones I am talking about! The ones at the little cart selling cheap flat irons with designs on them.
You could be a half a mile away from them and they see you comming and pretty much pounce on top of you and talk about how you need to straighten your hair. Really? I need to? Why, so I can look like everyone else and be something I'm not and fry my hair?
The worst part is that the people sitting there letting them straighten their hair have smoke coming off their head and all you can smell is burnt hair, its nasty!! And it looks horribe too!
I get so annoyed by these people and have started walking by and saying "I hate straight hair" as they try to insult me by saying I need straight hair.
Has anyone else had these vultures attack them while walking past them? Ha ha


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haha oh wow, there's got to be something we could do about them... I haven't got asked by them yet, but what would be a good response to give if I ever got asked??? something funny......
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I get approached every time I'm at a mall and my answer is always the same:

Touch my hair and I break your hand.

Works like a charm, every time.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:54 PM   #9
 
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We dont have this in any of the malls close to me. i no longer go to salons where licensed people work so i cant imagine letting some random stranger in the mall do my hair.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:50 PM   #10
 
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Ironically I don't get asked if I have styled my hair curly. I DO get asked if I just let my hair dry naturally without any product and pull it back into a ponytail. It looks wavy then and those flat iron people are just dying to assist me when it's like this. I just think to myself "it's their job to approach anyone with even a slight wave in their hair" so I usually tell them with a smile that that I prefer the look of curly hair and move on.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:12 AM   #11
 
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These people are so irritating. They just pounce on you and won't leave you alone! And they say stupid comments to get your attention. I try to walk past them as quickly as possible without making eye contact but that still doesn't work out so well.
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They are so annoying! One time while walking around the mall some girl was screaming something about the flat iron to me and than when I passed the booth she said "Do you even speak english?" That made me so mad ! I'm dominican and I guess i look really hispanic for women to think I don't speak english. Just because I was ignoring her doesn't mean I don't know english.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:44 AM   #13
 
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Well, though I do understand that this is their job, and it is likely that the major part (if not 100%) of their pay is commissions, when they get (or border on) rude, I have no problem responding in kind:

"Yes I speak English, I am just not interested in your product."
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #14
 
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to me they are just as annoying as the ones jumping out at you to sell you hand cream.
I have been ambushed before and once when I said no the woman said "let me just do a small piece" and I turned to her like she was nuts...did she really want me to walk around with ONE straight long piece of hair and the rest curly!
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:36 AM   #15
 
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Dont take it offensively if they try to sell you a straightener.
Why?
You can never please those people. I had my hair straightened and they were bugging me to try a curling iron. Too funny
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:10 PM   #16
 
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When I was transitioning from my relaxer, I had this witch approach me at the mall who was working at one of flat ironing those flat ironing carts. My hair was in a high bun from an old braid out, and she came up to me and asked me if SHE could straighten my hair. I kindly told her no thank you. She gave my hair a disgusted look and then says again, "Oh, let me straighten it..it would look better. It won't take long." It literally took me 2 minutes to shoo her away. I eventually told her no thank you again and had to lie my way out by saying that I was in a rush to get somewhere. I pretty much left her there dumbfounded. This happened a little over a year ago, btw.

I'm not going to lie, I know that my hair was not all that when I was transitioning especially when it came to finding the right products to keep it moisturized. But did she honestly think that I was going to put my growth to waste..not knowing how she was going to handle my hair? I also did not want public eye seeing the craziness of my transitioning hair. I refuse to deal with people like that.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:43 PM   #17
 
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How much do you hate those girls at the mall, you know the ones I am talking about! The ones at the little cart selling cheap flat irons with designs on them.
You could be a half a mile away from them and they see you comming and pretty much pounce on top of you and talk about how you need to straighten your hair. Really? I need to? Why, so I can look like everyone else and be something I'm not and fry my hair?
The worst part is that the people sitting there letting them straighten their hair have smoke coming off their head and all you can smell is burnt hair, its nasty!! And it looks horribe too!
I get so annoyed by these people and have started walking by and saying "I hate straight hair" as they try to insult me by saying I need straight hair.
Has anyone else had these vultures attack them while walking past them? Ha ha


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Honestly, I don't hate them. I do, however, try to keep my head down or look straight ahead when I pass them because I know what's coming. Last year when I worked at a mall there were a few of these carts around the shoe store that had hired me and if I walked by them with my hair down and natural I would be stopped by them a lot. I don't think they saw my hair as ugly so much as they saw me as the perfect model for their flat irons. A few people gathered around to watch them use the flat iron on me one time.
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Lol. This reminds me of a time when I was in a store and my Mom was getting a new flat iron. I had my curls in a bun that day. So when she was paying for the flat iron the sales clerk was like oh is this for you. In my mind: no bee-yotch i flippin like my curlz ok. What I really said no and gave her a cold look. And she was like oh err. So I was like come at me bro and she just didn't look at me for the rest of our stay at the store.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #19
 
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Haha I hate those people! I'm always am ambushed by them, but thankfully I am not afraid to be rude. I'm a very nice person, but I'm not under the impression that's its necessary to always be polite to everyone. Especially people trying to fry my curls!!! I always make sure I look disinterested and high class when I'm in some place where people try to sell stuff, and for the most part people leave me alone. I guess I'm not the type of person people want to mess with. Once in a while, some annoying, pushy person will attempt to push something on me though. When that happens, I just look at them, look at the product, then look back at them and raise one eyebrow and look totally disgusted. Usually that gets them off my back. If that doesn't work, I just push past them and walk off.. They chase after you a few feet, but usually they won't follow too far..


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