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RebeccaFLGal
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Palm Bay, FL
USA
103 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2003 :  2:04:39 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
If your three-year-old son asks, "Mommy, did you get a receipt?" every time he sees you pay at a store or restaurant, you might be a shopper!

Becky
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BarbaraNY
Valued Contributor

Rochester, NY
USA
231 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2003 :  4:56:37 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
When your five year old daughter makes sure she gets a business card for you....
you might be a shopper!

BARBARA
MSPA Silver Certified
Happily Shopping Rochester, NY
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Sheri
Member

Fort Lauderdale, FL
USA
22 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2003 :  5:48:23 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper if you wake up at 2 AM terrified that you forgot to do a report! Or a shop!

Sheri
Shopping; Ft Lauderdale, Plantation, Sunrise, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Boca, Coral Springs, Lauderdale Lakes, Margate, Oakland Park, Coconut Creek, and other parts of South FL.
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SusieH
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Acworth, GA
USA
68 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2003 :  8:14:15 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
What a cute topic!! It finally brought me out to register![:p]

When your husband comes home from a store and is excited to tell you that an associate just tried to give him an upsell.
You may be a mystery shopper!


When you are dining with your kids, and they ask if they are allowed to ask for dessert, or do they have to wait to see if the waiter suggests it.
You may be a mystery shopper!


When you feel like congratulating an associate when they say, "thank you", AND ask for a return visit.
You may be a mystery shopper!


When you wait around to see if you are approached for help, even if you do not want any help.
You may be a mystery shopper!

MSPA Silver Certified, and happy to shop in GA!
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Anastacia H
Trainee

USA
5 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2003 :  9:08:57 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
If you know the decor of every restroom in a 15 mile radius of your house... you might be a shopper!

Or you might be either pregnant or toilet training a toddler.
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WendiMobileAL
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Mobile, AL
USA
233 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2003 :  10:24:03 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
If your daughter says, "Hey Mom, Her name was so and so, and I think she is about 20" You might be a shopper!

If you stay at a hotel with your family, and walk the grounds, critique the breakfast, and check for name tags You might be a shopper!

If you go to dinner with your hubby and he asks, "Honey, can I get whatever I want tonight?" You might be a shopper!

If your daughter, while in the same restaurant says, "Don't forget to check the restroom" You might be a shopper!

If you check your email 500 times a day, and still think it isn't eough...You might be a shopper!

If you awaken from a dead sleep after dreaming that you are doing a ff timimg, and the second hand on your watch is spinning out of control-You might be a shopper in need of a serious break!!

Thanks for the smiles!!
Wendi

Serving the coast of AL, North West FL, MS and inland areas
MSPA Gold Certified Shopper
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.Dawn DE
Inactive

DE
USA
518 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2003 :  05:33:37 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
If you've ever bought something just so you could return it and write a story about your experience........you might be a shopper

If you know the standard uniform for every major ff chain.....you might be a shopper

If you've ever been mad at a teenager for bringing your car back with the tank full because you have a gas shop due tomorrow.....you might be a shopper

If you've ever gotten excited over a $12 paycheck...you might be a shopper

If you've ever driven 40 miles out of your way in the last week of the month because a great scheduler begged you to....you might be a loyal shopper

Dawn

Dawn
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Katilizz
Valued Contributor

WI
USA
222 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2003 :  07:03:51 AM  Send Katilizz an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
If you are doing an all day drive route of shops, realize that a company is about to post.. find the nearest library, fling open the doors, in hypermode say you need to use the internet, toss off the little kid that is currently using the computer...
you might be a shopper.

If you had high hopes of checking for shops while in the hospital giving birth to your baby and brought along your laptop and briefcase..
you might be a shopper.

When you see job postings for other states other than your own, you automatically thing of an online bud who might need that lead...
you might be a shopper.

When you hear the words "MS" and someone is talking about pain in their body, you are confused, "MS" to you is NOT multiple sclerosis..
you might be a shopper.

When you are dreading turning older, not because of wrinkles or sagging skin, but because you can't do "young people shops!"...
you might be a shopper.
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JulesDV
Contributor

TX
USA
53 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2003 :  07:19:37 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
If you wake your kids up in the morning and tell them you have a lot to do and the first thing out of your son's mouth is "Where are we shopping today?" you might be a shopper.

If you have your three year old daughter trained to automatically ask an associate for the restroom no matter where you are as an excuse to check them out you might be a shopper.

If you have your husband trained to check the mens room for clean floors, toilet paper etc. you might be a shopper.

If your celebrations of Mother's Day, Father's Day, Anniversaries and birthdays revolve around which day you get a good shop you might be a shopper.

If the only reason you keep a pain in the butt dog is to be able to keep doing pet shops you might be shopper.

If everyone in your family checks their watches when an order is placed and received... You might be a shopper.

If your son asks you when walking into every store, "What's our scenario this time Mom?" you might be a shopper.

MSPA Silver Certified 7oyxfy.
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NancyBC
Member

Surrey, BC
Canada
16 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2003 :  09:01:02 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Here's a couple to add to the list:

If every pair of pants you have has a tiny hole in the pocket to slip the microphone cord through, you might be a shopper.

If you tell your husband that if someone calls and asks for "Sylvia" it's for you and your name is "Nancy" you might be a shopper

Thanks Ray for starting a fun topic!

Nancy

Happily shopping the Lower Mainland in British Columbia and the Bellingham area in Washington.
MSPA Silver Certified #8sspze
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MickeyAnn
Member

Atwater, CA
USA
30 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2003 :  11:20:35 AM  Send MickeyAnn an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
Ray thank you for the great laughs.

You know your a shopper when you and a co-worker have a shop at the same resturaunt and the same time and date. Then you sit at the same table and your answers are the same.

Or when your kids say instead of fast food tonight can we have slow food tonight.

Thank you for the Great laughs. Keep up the fantastic site.

Mickey CA
MSPA Gold Certified
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KarenMA
Member

Malden, ma
USA
38 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2003 :  4:08:25 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might be a shopper when your 5 year old daughter says to your sister in law that says she has to get ready for work "We do too, How many banks do you have to do?"

Karen
Gold Certified Shopper c213bh
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Cyn
Member

Port Orchard, WA
USA
28 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2003 :  6:04:56 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
If you don't have to worry about getting the names of all the associates at the grocery store anymore, because you know everyone by heart, you might be a shopper!

Cynthia
Silver Certified
Shopping WA cities of Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Bremerton, Silverdale and Gig Harbor
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Merrl
Star Contributor

CA
USA
535 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2003 :  6:14:12 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
If you know where the associates are hiding at the home improvement store, you might be a shopper!

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Barbara N.CA
Star Contributor

San Francisco, CA
USA
2397 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2003 :  11:40:26 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
If you feel naked without wearing a watch with a second hand...
you might be a shopper!

If you automatically make a mental note of a person's gender, height, hair color/length/style, distinguishing marks such as moles or piercings -- before you pay attention to his/her face...
you might be a shopper!

If you have the urge to weigh your cup of coffee -- even when you're at home...
you might be a shopper!

If you have considered cancelling your healthclub membership because you have been carrying marble vanities, lumber, doors and other items and returning them...
you might be a shopper!

If you can't stand the thought of another fajitas entree...
you might be a shopper!

If you feel a compulsion to go inside a fast food restaurant to buy something after you've already been through the drive-through...
you might be a shopper!

If you have talked to several investment advisers at different branches of the same bank -- talking about the same inheritance from the same deceased relative...
you might be a shopper!

If you endured abusive sales presentations from healthclub employees and you did not walk out or snap their heads off...
you might be a shopper!

If you have represented yourself as single, married, divorced, a parent, not a parent, a pet owner, not a pet owner, looking for an apartment, looking for a house, looking a first mortgage when you don't own a house -- all in one month and your name is not Cybil or James Bond...
you might be a shopper!

If you have spent three nights this week at a bar -- and you don't drink and you're not trying to meet somebody...
you might be a shopper!

If you never pay exact change, ask questions to which you already know the answers, and don't know what to do with all those items you got from several hardware stores...
you might be a shopper!

If you automatically convert 2 hours and 17 minutes to 137 minutes -- and you worry because you don't know whether it is 137 exactly or 137 minutes plus how many seconds...
you might be a shopper!

If you are a woman and wish you could see whether the men's room is well stocked, clean, well maintained and had no foul odors...
you might be a shopper!

If you cannot leave a grocery store without interacting with exactly four associates in four separate departments...
you might be a shopper!

If you go into a bank and ask how you may open an account and you already have an account there...
you might be a shopper!

If you visit REI every month and you're a couch potato...
you might be a shopper!

If you know the precise number of seats in each theatre of your local multiplex (and they are different from what is stated on the maximum capacity signs!)...
you might be a shopper!

If you check the restroom after your last visit 30 minutes ago (when it was a mess) and nature was not calling either time...
you might be a shopper!

If you order food and drink items separately even though it is cheaper to order a combo meal...
you might be a shopper!

If you turn around and leave a store the moment you spot someone you know...
you might be a shopper!

If you automatically grade a salad bar on a scale of 1-5 on freshness, taste, temperature, and etc....
you might be a shopper!


Barbara
MSPA Gold Shopper since June, 2003.
MSPA 2005 "Go To" Shopper
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Heather86
Star Contributor

Bourbonnais (S. of Chicago), IL
USA
2015 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2003 :  2:10:54 PM  Visit Heather86's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
You know you are a shopper when:

You know more about the cell phones than the employee.

You use a sick day off your day job because you overbooked shops.

You know which libraries let you use the internet so you can complete shops during down time between shops.

You still sign up for and complete food shops even though you had surgery and can't eat it. Hubby gets fatter while I am working on getting thinner.
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Sandi In Mississippi
Star Contributor

MS
USA
1285 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2003 :  5:06:49 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Blame my husband for this one: You know you are a shopper's husband if you check your wife and remove her stopwatch before 'sharing special moments'.
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RobynShopsGA
Member

GA
USA
33 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2003 :  5:33:25 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You might just be a shopper if - when entering any gas station within a 15 mile radius of your home the attendant automatically hands you the keys for the restroom!


Happily shopping the wilds of GA!

Robyn
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Kathleen Schlauy
Member

Irmo, SC
USA
28 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2003 :  6:21:16 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
If you've been in a dozen Waffle Houses in the last week and have YET to eat a waffle . . . You might be a shopper!

If you begrudgingly relent to cooking dinner because it is the third week of the month and you missed the dinner postings . . . You might be a shopper!

If your husband groans in disappointment when he hears you pulling pans out from the cupboard . . . You might be a shopper!
(or a bad cook . . . . :-P )
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Jenny T
Valued Contributor

USA
208 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2003 :  08:50:30 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
If you mentally jump for joy in a restaurant when the following happens:

a) Overhear the name(s) of the manager and/or greeter
b) EVERYONE has name tags!
c) The favorite meal of yours AND your significant other falls within the reimbursement

...you might be a shopper!
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