Thursday, September 18, 2008

How To Deflect A Cell Phone Salesman At The Mall

We were at the mall last night walking around.  This particular one we went to is not the closest one to our house, but Braden wanted to satisfy his craving of WalMart popcorn chicken and jojos (who's the pregnant one?), and there is a WalMart nearby.  Anyway, the mall is pretty big, and we both got the impression that it may be on its last legs, because we didn't see a whole lot of people there, even with an hour to go until closing time. 

So we're in one of the "legs" of the malls (it's not circular), and it's pretty deserted.  We come upon a cell phone kiosk (is anyone surprised? There are so few in a mall), and the following conversation takes place:

Cell phone salesman: Good evening.  Do you mind if I ask you a question?  What cell phone provider do you have?
Braden: (a la Star Wars, complete with sweeping hand gesture): You don't want to sell me a camera.  [meaning to say 'cell phone']
Salesman (utterly and completely bewildered): I don't...want to sell you a camera??

We continued walking, and the guy just stared after us and didn't say anything else. 

My stomach and face hurt so badly from laughing...I couldn't even stand up straight, and this was all in plain sight of the kiosk.  I'm sure the very bored salesmen had something to talk about for awhile. 

It was so funny, but mostly because Braden had been bothering me for the past couple of days to do this to a cell phone salesman, but I refused to do it, and this was where he must have been showing me how it's done, as it were.  But he didn't mean to say 'camera'!!  I think he was distracted by Jenna.

Ah, well.  It still deflected the sales attack and had us rolling in the aisles.  Braden thought it was funny, too, but I think he was more amused by how I couldn't breathe from laughing so hard.  

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

That is so funny! I think Braden saying the wrong word really did the trick. I think it confused the guy even more. :-) That's great! I hope to employ that trick the next time I pass an annoying mall kiosk.