Just ignore me… Please!

I am one of those people that likes to go about my daily business without interruption or people offering their assistance. Recently I started taking my iPod with me whenever I make a trip to the mall or grocery store. It seems to me that when Mr. Osprig sees someone wearing earphones they might leave that person alone instead of flagging them down with a flurry of eye contact and arm flailing. But unfortunately this is rarely the case. Today I made a quick stop at the Lloyd Center to pick up a magazine. I spotted Mr. Osprig from across the street but I thought I would be exempt from his advances due to the fact that I was obviously in no mood to talk. He pretty much did everything he could to get my attention. I looked at him, waved and kept walking.

Part of me feels bad. This happens in stores too. You know, those stores that have vulture like sales people standing at the door asking if they can help you before you have even started looking for anything.. Even those people say things to you when you obviously can’t hear them. I feel like these people are just forcing me to be rude to them. I don’t like being rude but good lord people!

I guess the point of this post is to inform everyone that some of us just like to be left alone when we are running errands or walking around. If Mr. Osprig or crazy sales person is reading just leave the headphone people alone.. That’s what we want.

Thank You.

5 Comments so far

  1. dom (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 3:10 pm

    Amen. I’ve actaully got some really nice noise blocking headphones so I can zone out on the train. A sane person would take this as a signal that I’d like to be left alone. However the less than sane Max riders and MAX stop dwellers take this as a signal that they shoud, flail, scream, or tap me on the sholder so that I can tell them that, yes I have some change but no I wont give them any or that yes I am registered to vote but I have not interest in signing their petition.

  2. shane (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

    its good to hear that i am not the only one that feels this way.

  3. Banana Lee Fishbones (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 3:39 pm

    I have been known to put my headphones on even if the batteries are dead for precisely these reasons.

    I’m glad you want to help me, store employee, but wait until I need it please. Thank you.

  4. The Unknown (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 6:40 pm

    Ha! Yeah! It’s kinda like when you’re reading on the bus and someone tries to start a conversation by saying, “What you reading?”

    “Nothing now because you interupted me Jerk Face!”

    Heh, heh. :-P

  5. Kathy (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 12:05 pm

    I’ve tried tapping on the ear piece and continuing to walk, but one of those ($&(*# “Save the Children” fundraisers jumped out in front of me, and wouldn’t let me pass. I side-stepped her, and grumbled as I walked on.

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