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Touting from jewelry stores

Post by pakjohn » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 6:26 pm

I know most people are annoyed by touting, I think I remember hearing that Singapore Government took a line against it.

Usually touting doesn't bother me, even aggressive ones as there's room to walk past. But on Orchard road, when walking from Emerald Hill to Centerpoint with all the sidewalk work; you cannot get past all the Jewelry store touts. They literally stand in the middle of the walk and form a gauntlet.

Annoying as it is, it serves to remind me of the contrast in culture. You can look a person the wrong way in a town like south east Chicago and get thumped, never mind cramming a flyer in their face and screeching "have a look!" lol!
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Post by smayrhofer » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 6:38 pm

it's that one particular store there, which seems to employ a record number of kids to hand out flyers right in front of the store. It's such a nuisance on busy days.

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Post by durain » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 9:27 pm

worst still when it is raining and trying to walk on the inside, they shove the flyers right in front of you!

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Post by AngryAngMo » Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:10 am

Lunch Time - Raffles Place - Its hell for everyone who is precious of his private space...you cant see the sky for all the flyers that are flying around you...

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Post by louy » Fri, 26 Dec 2008 8:56 am

durain wrote:worst still when it is raining and trying to walk on the inside, they shove the flyers right in front of you!
Yeh, I usually take the flyer and make myself a hat to shelter myself from the rain.

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Post by danialgoh » Sat, 03 Jan 2009 1:30 pm

I laughed my a** off reading some of the posts. I agree. Touts are really irritating. But being local, I guess I am used to such activities. What I normally do is a simple, "No, Thank you".

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