getting anxious in shopping malls

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Re: getting anxious in shopping malls

Postby CelticRose » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:40 pm

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pigeon309 wrote:Absolutely. It's like they try to fling as much sensory information at you as possible, whilst engaging you in annoying small talk and somehow attracting loads of people who stare at you if you stim.

The "flinging sensory information at you" is deliberate. With so many different retailers in one space, it's to their advantage to get your attention in any way possible. Also, most people are excited by all the stimulation, and the more excited one is, the more likely one is to make an impulse buy. It's all about separating you from your money as quickly as possible.
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Re: getting anxious in shopping malls

Postby makuranososhi » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:16 am

A certain mall not far from you, CR, was the bane of my young existence. I'm amazed that it still exists.
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Re: getting anxious in shopping malls

Postby Titan's Fiancée » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:55 pm

I absolutly HATE crowded places specially malls I do not like contact with strangers. It really causes me a LOT of anxiety. I do not like crowded places anyway
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Re: getting anxious in shopping malls

Postby CelticRose » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:15 pm

makuranososhi wrote:A certain mall not far from you, CR, was the bane of my young existence. I'm amazed that it still exists.

Went to that mall last week (necessary purchase for work). I was expecting it to be horrible due to the holidays, but it wasn't that bad. Best Buy was a bit crowded, but not a madhouse. The rest of the mall was fairly quiet.
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Re: getting anxious in shopping malls

Postby Titan's Fiancée » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:46 pm

Yeh I got to go tomorrow to pay my hire purchase bill DREDDING IT BIG TIME :-(
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Re: getting anxious in shopping malls

Postby MechatronicEntity » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:24 pm

Aside from sniveling brats and loud crowds and terrible lighting, it's annoying because of the people at the malls trying to push their product on you by running up to you and yelling "hey, you should really try this! It'll make your hair silky smooth!" I'm a geeky guy, do I look like I give a rat's a- about my hair?! It's also quite annoying when you go into a store or make a purchase and they keep asking you if you want to sign up for their card or newsletter, etc. Look, I came here to BUY something, not to be a fan-club member. I could have done that on the computer!

Perhaps the worst of all, Smelling all the delicious cuisine and knowing I will never be able to eat it :evil: .


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