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Even without the most horrible 10 days-that is no way to treat a potential customer. You might have just been finishing up something, grabbing a teen or young adult who would want some of the cosmetics. It might have JUST NOT BEEN THE TIME. Bad guy.

I hope he finds a profession where he enjoys his work more and finds some love in his heart.


I'm so sorry that happened to you. NO ONE should be treated like that, EVER. <3


I hope they remove that kiosk too. They are very pushy that company.


I am so very sorry for your loss. It is hurts more when you have been involved in their care. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to you and your family.

As for the mall guy, he had no business saying what he said. Very unprofessional.


Even if you were at the mall because you'd just won the lottery and were looking for a little something to wear out to celebrate, he had no way to talk that way to you. Under NO circumstances did he have the right to talk to you, or anyone, that way. He may well have been under stress. He might be doing poorly at that job, which is all that stands between his children and starvation, and that would be terrible. But it would NOT give him the right to talk to another human like that.

And thank you for reminding me that I can have no idea what's going on in the life of anyone I meet, so I should be extra kind just in case.

And now I am going to tweet a link to this post with a hashtag to the company in question. And I hope they see it.


I'm glad to see you spoke to the mall manager, because I couldn't find the company online and had no idea in whose direction I should be tweeting. Dealing with it on the more immediate level was probably far more effective, anyway.


Carmen, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and all your family.


Our prayers and thoughts are with you.


So sorry you were treated that way.
So sorry for your and your family's loss. Take care.

Stacey B.

Nobody ever deserves to be treated that way. So sorry this added to your overwhelming load of stress. Have been checking to see an update. May your FIL rest in peace.


I'm so sorry for your loss. And that guy is a jerk, I'm glad you reported him.


Oh....my....wow! I am speechless (and anyone who knows me IRL has just just hit the floor in disbelief)! I agree this is a strong reminder that we need to show grace to everyone we meet b/c you never know what the other person is going through - but....I hope that person is reprimanded severely! When, when, WHEN did it ever become okay to be that rude and disrespectful???? I am thinking a career in retail is not in his future!

Our prayers are with all of you


How hateful. What a horrible thing to say to someone. I'm so sorry. Prayers for you and yours.

Mark B

Carmen, First, I'm so sorry about your father in law and Franks father. Parents are the people that make us, give us what we need to be responsible. They also teach us to love and do the right thing. Evidently, this kiosk person did not have the right home training. Quite possibly not the right father or mother. There is no excuse for him. So many ill people out there. In time you and Frank will find your smiles again. I pray you do, and Frank also. If I were there right now I'd give you both a hug.


First, my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father-in-law.

Good for you for complaining to the mall management! I hate those pushy kiosk people and think the malls shouldn't let them speak to passing customers at all. Who needs to have to fend them off when you're just trying to walk by? Imagine if every store had someone outside the door shilling and harassing passers-by! I find the more aggressive the kiosk sellers, the trashier the products they're pushing. I'm not so nice as you, so I don't say "no thank you", I just keep walking. Why waste my breath on an unsolicited sales pitch? But if anyone opened up that kind of smart mouth to me, I'd tear 'em a new one (verbally, that is).


I too am so sorry you had to go through that in the mall - as if you didn't have enough stress.
And - many way-to-go's for letting the mall manager know!
Please do take care - and know you and your family are receiving lots of prayers from me and our group.
p.s. - how'd you stop from punching the guy out?? (joke to hopefully give you a brief smile)

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  • Carmen Staicer is a whirlwind of energy and execution, who never sleeps and drinks way too much coffee. She works from home as Social Media Programs Manager for SheKnows, and is the mom to six kids, most of whom play instruments, sing or dance and all of whom are much smarter than she will ever be. In other words, her house is never ever quiet or still. A concentration of asthma, food allergies, spectrum disorders and learning disabilities means that she spends an awful lot of time second guessing herself and Dr. Googling, as well as learning to cook everything the family might like to eat. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, boxing (she has her Black Belt in Muay Thai), sleeping, exploring coffee shops, photography, ballet class and cooking. She excels in being a smart mouth and has her major in sarcasm, with a dual minor in BS studies and avoiding laundry.