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Old Feb 15th 2011, 8:40 am
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And the jury has voted unanimously for..............

Everyone who works in American Eagle at MotE............

The most 'normal' one was The Effeminate Nailbiter............ The Fat Giggler and The Crooked-Toothed Lisper made me feel very uncomfortable.

They've actually got some good stuff in there (and the prices are OK, at least while the DSF is still on), but you should only go in there if all your innoculations are up-to-date...............
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And the jury has voted unanimously for..............

Everyone who works in American Eagle at MotE............

The most 'normal' one was The Effeminate Nailbiter............ The Fat Giggler and The Crooked-Toothed Lisper made me feel very uncomfortable.

They've actually got some good stuff in there (and the prices are OK, at least while the DSF is still on), but you should only go in there if all your innoculations are up-to-date...............
I know the manager, she's an English lass.

Clothes are canny actually, and pretty cheap.
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I always like the sales assistant that stands that little bit too close, follows you around the store and is singing a couple of verses from the Quran to himself. That isn't uncomfortable at all.
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I always like the sales assistant that stands that little bit too close, follows you around the store and is singing a couple of verses from the Quran to himself. That isn't uncomfortable at all.
There is a good way to make them stop. I learned that in China. Let them walk closely behind you for a while...the make a few fast steps...and stop. They will bump into you, and you then turn around and say "Can I help you"? They will avoid you after that.
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Sales assistants in Tokyo bark some high pitch squeal Jap phrase at you when you enter. Bit mad really.
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Sales assistants in Tokyo bark some high pitch squeal Jap phrase at you when you enter. Bit mad really.
Irashaimase! It only means "welcome".
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Irashaimase! It only means "welcome".
What's the Japanese for "Leave me alone! I want to browse in peace! I'm British and we prefer it that way."?
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What's the Japanese for "Leave me alone! I want to browse in peace! I'm British and we prefer it that way."?
Mitteiru dake, arigatou (literally "just looking, thanks"). They'll get the message.
Pronunciation: Mit te roo dack ey, ari gateaux
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You are aware that American Eagle and its Abercrombie & Fitch "upscale" counterpart are considered tacky, overpriced clothes in the US, largely favoured by lower middle class suburbanites who live in tract housing estates?

By the way, I find that completely ignoring the sales assistants work. Don't register their presence, look straight through them, don't respond when they speak.

I always do this at the beginning. If I want help later on I point my finger at the nearest Pinoy or Lebos and say 'You there. Come here. I want this in X size, you have it, yes or no?'

I find that destablising them first and making them nervous later is far more effective than being polite and friendly.


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And the jury has voted unanimously for..............

Everyone who works in American Eagle at MotE............

The most 'normal' one was The Effeminate Nailbiter............ The Fat Giggler and The Crooked-Toothed Lisper made me feel very uncomfortable.

They've actually got some good stuff in there (and the prices are OK, at least while the DSF is still on), but you should only go in there if all your innoculations are up-to-date...............
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By the way, I find that completely ignoring the sales assistants work. Don't register their presence, look straight through them, don't respond when they speak.

I always do this at the beginning. If I want help later on I point my finger at the nearest Pinoy or Lebos and say 'You there. Come here. I want this in X size, you have it, yes or no?'

I find that destablising them first and making them nervous later is far more effective than being polite and friendly.
I speak for the majority with this comment - You asshole.
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You are aware that American Eagle and its Abercrombie & Fitch "upscale" counterpart are considered tacky, overpriced clothes in the US, largely favoured by lower middle class suburbanites who live in tract housing estates?

By the way, I find that completely ignoring the sales assistants work. Don't register their presence, look straight through them, don't respond when they speak.

I always do this at the beginning. If I want help later on I point my finger at the nearest Pinoy or Lebos and say 'You there. Come here. I want this in X size, you have it, yes or no?'

I find that destablising them first and making them nervous later is far more effective than being polite and friendly.
Ah well, they do good shorts.
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Bahtatboy- can you teach us more japanese please? arigatou
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You are aware that American Eagle and its Abercrombie & Fitch "upscale" counterpart are considered tacky, overpriced clothes in the US, largely favoured by lower middle class suburbanites who live in tract housing estates?
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Not only in the US...

Also Superdry...I do like some of their stuff but don't like looking like a high street sheep
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