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    Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 4:49am
I'm talking about the mom going to the princess-themed store and getting that big ol honkin pink dollhouse monstrosity for her kid, and then she brings it up to the counter and this super-flighty, waaaaaaaaaaaaay-too-into-her-job perky cashier tells her to have a super sparkly day.

I think it's a credit card commercial?

Anyway, UUUGH!!!  OH MY f**kING GOD!!!!

I've been on the cashier side of the retail counter so I am way easier to please than the average customer but after hearing "Have a super sparkly day" *giggle*!........................I would be completely and utterly inconsolable, and no longer responsible for my actions for about the next 12-15 minutes.  Just.... look out.
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Indeed.
Crummy toy.
"Have a Super Sparkly Day!"Dead
Dumb Mom - maybe she could try and turn the box length-wise, so it will fit in the SUV? 
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Ermm Had a very bad dream during after-lunch 'nappytime', today. I really don't care if you like it or not, I'm gonna share it with you.
Saw myself in younger days, walking a young son of mine (one I never met until his unmarried mother dumped him at my doorstep) through a very crowded 'Toys R Us'. getting XMAS ideas.
The kid literally goes postal, screaming, crying, pointing, and demanding 'The Pink Palace', while the lil'snot bucket was holding my hand. A rather oversized version of the 'State Farm Grandma' tells me it is o.k. and I really should get him one, but there are six girls in front of him.
"You're not helping", I tell her.
"How about if I do a 'Free Lay-Away Flip'?", Grammy asks me.
Think the kid became an 'instant orphan', about the time I woke up with the dry heaves, belching yesterday's stuffed olives.
Whole damned incident is probably tied to 'bad anchovies', I dunno...
 
 
 
 
 
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That girl at the register is going to be a psycho killer someday.

"When I was a little girl, all I ever wanted was a Ballerina Barbie. That Christmas,I raced to the tree and opened my presents...and my parents had gotten me Malibu Barbie. MA-LI-BU BAR-BIE! So I had to kill them."

Meanwhile, it's kind of shocking that doll houses are just getting more and more...repulsively 'girly'.

I remember an old Fisher Price one my mom had. It was fibre board with paper backgrounds, and honestly, it was very easily a unisex toy. No pink, nothing extremely girly. I have seen a lot of other older ones like this. It's a weird change. As the world tries to push past the gender boundries of the early 1900's, it seems the toy world is only 'extemifying' them.
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Actually I think the mom in the ad is a complete bitch for not thanking the cashier. It's probably her job to say "have a super sparkly day" or some sh*t. Being a sour f**king bitch to the cashier who can't help it isn't going to help anything, no one asked you to go get that princess castle at that store. Order it at home if you're going to be a bitch.

I worked retail for many years before moving up in the world. Many stores have a trained response like this. Yes, we do in fact hate anyone who says nothing, grabs their bag, and walks out. A grunt is better than nothing.
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Originally posted by Codtaro Codtaro wrote:

It's a weird change. As the world tries to push past the gender boundries of the early 1900's, it seems the toy world is only 'extemifying' them.
 
I think women and girls prefer these sorts of gender boundaries.  They've had every chance to reject them---even been encouraged to reject them---and they just haven't.
 
 
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I, too, have worked retail and sometimes the scripts that management comes up with for the cashiers are really just as ridiculous as "have a super sparkly day!"

The customer in the commercial is so rude! I hope the toy falls out of her car on the way home.
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LOL I had a malibu barbie. Wasnt she the one with the tan lines?LOL  When I was a little girl all I ever wanted was a Castle Greyskull, actually and I got one! And Skeletor and my malibu barbie got married,and lived in the house.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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Originally posted by Codtaro Codtaro wrote:

That girl at the register is going to be a psycho killer someday.

"When I was a little girl, all I ever wanted was a Ballerina Barbie. That Christmas,I raced to the tree and opened my presents...and my parents had gotten me Malibu Barbie. MA-LI-BU BAR-BIE! So I had to kill them."


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I'm not seeing the rudeness, except that brunette that grabs a box while the blonde is pondering. I may use that "super sparkly day" in my work endeavors in the coming weeks. Maybe I'll get some Christmas tips.Big smile

Thanks for fixing my leaky faucet sir.

You're quite welcome and have a super sparkly day.Thumbs Up  
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This commercial is a joke. I can forgive the "Super Sparkly Day" girl to an extent, but the mother is a downright b****! I swear, she acts so stuck up and simply distasteful. Last time I checked, you were supposed to be nicer to people and not act like a self righteous d*** to people. I seriously hope she loses the package at a traffic light where someone takes it right from behind her and she's not aware of it until she gets home and then out of nowhere, the cashier appears and turns her into a penny. An old rusty and musty penny, that is. 
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Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

I may use that "super sparkly day" in my work endeavors in the coming weeks. Maybe I'll get some Christmas tips.Big smile

Thanks for fixing my leaky faucet sir.

You're quite welcome and have a super sparkly day.Thumbs Up  
 
 
LOL 
 
You'd probably have to be Hulk Hogan to pull that one off.
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

I may use that "super sparkly day" in my work endeavors in the coming weeks. Maybe I'll get some Christmas tips.Big smile

Thanks for fixing my leaky faucet sir.

You're quite welcome and have a super sparkly day.Thumbs Up  
 
 
LOL 
 
You'd probably have to be Hulk Hogan to pull that one off.
 
 
ConfusedLampI dunno - THAT may be a great idea.
I have a rather brutal meeting to hold, tomorrow - that may be the *perfect* 'closing comment'!
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^^ Catchy, isn't it Pa. Give 'em a big smile too.Big smile 
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Its actuallythe music in that commercial that drives me crazy. Heck, I hear it in my mind after the damn thing is off the TV.....UGH!
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The mother in the commercial is the same actress as in the "insect-killer" Honey Nut Cheerios commercial.  The HNC bee is scared of her too.  And hasn't she tried to put the castle box in the back seat when it don't fit the trunk?
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Have a super sparkly day.  This is nearly akin to what I am expected to say to people:  I am not exaggerating--

"Thank you so much for banking with us, I hope I have provided you with excellent service.  Our mortgage rates are as low as 2.99%.  If there is anything else I can do to help you please let me know."

To EVERYONE, verbatim.  Including 18 year olds who are coming in to throw 5.00 in their account just to keep it in the positive.  I wish corporations would realize that it is possible to provide good, sincere customer service without sounding canned and forced.
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All I ever wanted for Christmas was a remote control airplane. I never got one. Santa tried a remote controlled van, but it didn't work, and had to be returned.
 
My sister and I adored Fischer-Price "people": We had the airport, hospital, forget what else...... sucks that they're now "supersized," but I guess that reflects the obesity epidemic LOL Yeah I know, helps prevent choking, but still.......!
 
We also had Barbies, and the disappointing Barbie style-head-thing, but we were highly entertained by Spirograph, plastic toy vans, paratroopers, all sorts of non-girly stuff.
 
As for this ad: It makes me laugh the way mom says "......okay...." but in real life, I try to laugh with the retail help. I know they're forced to say that stuff, and usually try to let them know that I can relate to dealing with the ungrateful masses. And I try to avoid being one of them!!
 
Ambrosia- at my last job, they tried to get us to respond to each and every phone call with, "Good whateverpartofthedayitis, Department of Pain and Misery, Christine speaking, may I help you??" There was no other way to say this except extra-sarcastically, and we just gave up after a few tries, Mayor's directive nonwithstanding.
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Originally posted by ambrosia ambrosia wrote:

Have a super sparkly day.  This is nearly akin to what I am expected to say to people:  I am not exaggerating--

"Thank you so much for banking with us, I hope I have provided you with excellent service.  Our mortgage rates are as low as 2.99%.  If there is anything else I can do to help you please let me know."

 
 
I hate getting those sorts of spiels.  To me, it sounds unprofessional.  When I call up, let's say Comcast, I'd rather hear "Comcast.  This is Joe.  How can I help you?".  All that sales spiel stuff makes me think I'm just gonna get a line of sales bullsh*t, and it makes it harder to think I'm gonna get actual help.
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Christine Christine wrote:

 
As for this ad: It makes me laugh the way mom says "......okay...." but in real life, I try to laugh with the retail help. I know they're forced to say that stuff, and usually try to let them know that I can relate to dealing with the ungrateful masses. And I try to avoid being one of them!!
 
 
 
For awhile, the Dollar Tree was trying to raise money for something-or-other, and they'd ask at checkout if you wanted to donate a dollar.  If you did, they'd get on the store's PA system and announce to everyone that you just donated.  It was annoying, especially considering their loud and tinny PA system.  To make matters worse, the Dollar Tree staff then had to clap and cheer.  Horrible. 
 
If I felt like donating that day, I'd tell them that I'd donate only if they didn't announce it.
 
 
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Originally posted by ambrosia ambrosia wrote:

Have a super sparkly day.  This is nearly akin to what I am expected to say to people:  I am not exaggerating--

"Thank you so much for banking with us, I hope I have provided you with excellent service.  Our mortgage rates are as low as 2.99%.  If there is anything else I can do to help you please let me know."

To EVERYONE, verbatim.  Including 18 year olds who are coming in to throw 5.00 in their account just to keep it in the positive.  I wish corporations would realize that it is possible to provide good, sincere customer service without sounding canned and forced.
 
You could send them an anonymous email to that effect.
 
Or better yet, get a couple of friends to do a parody video in which one of them recites that spiel to a teenager like you described & does it in a real "canned and forced" monotone, illustrating your point. Then post it on YouTube & anonymously email the link to their public/customer relations dept.
 
And make sure you use the real name of the bank in the video.
 
That'll get your point across, even though they'll probably just ignore it.
 
But you'll feel better.
 
 
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Originally posted by Christine Christine wrote:

All I ever wanted for Christmas was a remote control airplane. I never got one. Santa tried a remote controlled van, but it didn't work, and had to be returned.
 
My sister and I adored Fischer-Price "people": We had the airport, hospital, forget what else...... sucks that they're now "supersized," but I guess that reflects the obesity epidemic LOL Yeah I know, helps prevent choking, but still.......!
 
We also had Barbies, and the disappointing Barbie style-head-thing, but we were highly entertained by Spirograph, plastic toy vans, paratroopers, all sorts of non-girly stuff.


Barbie-style-head-thing, haha.

I wanted an Easy-Bake Oven like no other.  Then I used my friend's at her house and was very underwhelmed by it all.  Was much better to just help my mom bake way yummier things in our actual oven.

I did have Dreamphone and Mall Madness though.  Even though Mall Madness took about a year to set up.  I also played with a lot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stuff.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Codtaro Codtaro wrote:

It's a weird change. As the world tries to push past the gender boundries of the early 1900's, it seems the toy world is only 'extemifying' them.
 
I think women and girls prefer these sorts of gender boundaries.  They've had every chance to reject them---even been encouraged to reject them---and they just haven't.
 
 


I do not and did not. I liked playing with action figures and diapering stuff animals. Playing with toy cars. I kind of was all over when it came to this sort of thing but I HATE PINK.
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I had a couple of THINGMAKER sets when I was a kid.
 
Had the Fright Factory...
 
 
and the Creepy Crawlers...
 
 
My sister had the Fun Flowers set...
 
 
And later, I got the Incredible Edbles...
 
 
And yes, you could actually eat the stuff you made!!!
 
I played with those things quite a bit, too!!!
 
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Man, i would have rather had the creepy crawlers... I have a cute collection of live spiders. i want people to send me more.
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