Wednesday, January 11, 2006

WHO Bought a SUPER SHAMMY?!?

Super Shammy (said in Travis' radio announcer voice), it slices, it dices, it will soak up that pesky lake in your living room, just one swipe and water is gone!

So, we went to the mall last night and we were successfully dodging the kiosks in the middle. "No thanks, I don't need my nails done, my hair straightened, or any German Roasted Nuts." So how did the Super Shammy guy stop us? When I say "us" I should say "me". I pride myself in being a tower of resolve, nerves of steele (well, almost), and in being polite but firm- at least I answer them instead of just walking by and acting like they're not there. In my defense though there were like 3 other people in the mall so our "herd" defense was useless- he was talking directly to me as I walked by- UGH! I was caught. Well, he surprised us by giving a presentation with everything he had. I actually felt a little sorry for him that of all the jobs in the world he was pushing Super Shammies. At the end I, of course, pulled the chicken maneuver and deferred to Travis. I figured as in everything else when my yellow streak gets the best of me I can always count on him BUT he decided to buy one. Oh, did I say one? Because "last night only- if we agreed to proudly display our Super Shammies- we would get 4 fabulous Super Shammies for the amazing price of $22 including tax! So I now have 4 amazingly absorbent Super Shammies...I guess I should start encouraging the girls to spill things to get our monies worth.

8 comments:

mary said...

This...is a very funny post. I am wearing perma-smile because of it. I did not purchase this smile at the mall but it sounds like something I could find at one of the kiosks. I'll bring Owen by if you need someone new to do some spilling.

Amy said...

Hey, anything I can do to help. And sure Owen can come by anytime to spill anything- except maybe cookies, I don't think even Super Shammy could help that.

Amy said...

OOPS, I meant spill graham crackers.

Tracy Mock said...

okay last Christmas while power shopping with Kris....... we were dodging the kiosks too and this one chick just nailed him. Suckered him into buying me this Dead Sea Product for nails and stuff, she exfoliated his hands and I was so cracking up. The nail product was such a great deal that if we bought 4 it was for the low price of only $60. He is such a whimp! But hey I got great nails!

LaDonna said...

I have a theory about those supper shammy vendors.

Every time I go to the mall I normally only see women caring around the shammys, and cute young men are selling them. I have been sometimes and literally there will be 15-20 ladies hanging out at one kiosk. I have even seen a group of teenage girls caring supper shammys around. It made me laugh to think “what in the world would a teenage girl use with a supper shammy?”

If it makes you feel better at all I know the Fadely’s also have some.

Amy said...

Thanks ladies- I don't feel so bad now. And all this time I wondered how those places stayed in business. I might have preferred Sea Salt scrub to Super Shammies though.

Joyce said...

Ok, here's my confession. I bought the Dead Sea stuff and the nail buffer stuff, Doug bought the purple stuff (he swears it works!) that cleans everything except your teeth. We both bought the "14kt gold wire" (that turned black on Alyssa's neck but hey that could be because it went in the pool and in the shower with her) necklaces for Amanda and Alyssa at the amazing low price of $70 for two. A long time ago we bought the amazing cloth mop that somehow disappeared over the years....Sad but true. We were suckers...Now we RUN past the kiosks!

Anonymous said...

How about a review of the super shammy for the rest of us who still have $22 in their pocket and are thinking of calling that 1 800 number every time the TV ad runs.