I keep seeing these Burger King commercials on TV where they show footage of real people freaking out at the counter after being told the Whopper is no longer for sale. It’s all a prank with hidden cameras done for the commercial, but most of the unwitting victims stare ahead in utter disbelief; others totally flip out, launching into verbal assaults on the poor cashiers who delivered the bad news. It’s as if a major paradigm shift has occurred. I love passionate people, but jeebus, guys, it’s a fast food burger!
Still, it got me thinking…. Is there anything I love so much that losing it would make me freak out like that at a sales counter? I always strive to be nice to customer service folks because I worked in retail for many years (girl, don’t make me bust out my pocket-T folding moves on ya), and I know how it is to be on the other side of a full-fledged customer freak-out. It takes a lot to get me to launch into a Whopper-esque meltdown in front of a sales person. It would have to be the loss of something really frickin’ great to push me over the edge. Perhaps integral to my existence, even.
Such things do exist, however, and without further ado (drumroll, please), here are nine things I would FREAK THE EFF OUT over if a sales person told me, “Sorry, we don’t sell _____ anymore. And neither does anyone else.”
In no particular order whatsoever:
- Saucony Grid running shoes
- The T3 hair dryer
- Strawberry Frosted Pop Tarts
- DKNY bras (Side note: this would be a freak-out of epic proportions. It’s so hard to find a bra that really fits!)
- Dental floss
- Toilet paper
- Bumble & Bumble hair products
- The holy grail minimal makeup trifecta: MAC 266 Brush, MAC Concrete Eyeshadow, MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
So what’s on your freak-out list?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,