TODAY IN FRISCO, TEXAS — Underpaid goths claim that Hot Topic boss Julia Hargrave has warned employees to brace themselves for the arrival of a large number of elderly relatives during the holiday shopping season who are not very knowledgeable about popular culture.
During her lunch break, Hargrave discussed how the holiday shopping season attracts “generally uncultured folks who don’t understand the angsty teens in their lives.” Hargrave was referring to the people who shop during this time of year.
She remarked that “the majority of the time, the only people above the age of 20 that buy from us are Funko Pop collectors.” I will organize additional training sessions in order to guarantee that our Gen X and Baby Boomer clients are accorded the courtesy that they deserve.
I still have to retire to the storage room and take a few deep breaths if these individuals complain about the music or get the names of the bands wrong. It shouldn’t come as much of a shock that their children despise them.
Local mother and shopper Carrie Scrivener had some suggestions for how Hot Topic could enhance the holiday shopping experience for its patrons, and she shared them with the company.
If the lighting had been better, I wouldn’t have needed to ask a clerk who was only 17 years old for assistance in reading band logos.
While saying, “I’m sure I’ll spend enough on Christmas here for this place to pay their power bill,” Scrivner accidentally knocked over a cardboard cutout of Jack Skellington.
I’m sure I’ll spend enough on Christmas here for this place to pay their electric bill.” It would be a lot less difficult to inquire about the return policy from these punks if the music wasn’t blaring so loudly in the background.
Even though I am an old person, we might be able to connect through The Cure or another band whose music I am familiar with at the very least.
An expert on mall buying named Frank Paternoster made the observation that a growing number of well-intentioned parents have always had difficulties with their children’s purchases at alternative teen businesses like Hot Topic and other retailers in the mall.
“The holidays can be stressful for elder consumers who merely want to buy the perfect gifts for their kids, even if their kids don’t belong to a bizarre subculture.
This is especially true for customers who have more than one child.
According to Paternoster, “Moms can moan all they want about the ambience at Hot Topic, but at least that store has a reason to be dark, dreary, and difficult to navigate around.”
After that, he got to work organizing his Auntie Anne’s coupons in alphabetical order. There are no goths employed there, despite the fact that Hollister is ten times more haunted than the average town.
In essence, shopping malls are designed to be as irritating as possible for parents in the hopes that when their children begin to whine about being hungry, the parents will give up and head to Auntie Anne’s. There is where the majority of one’s wealth is created.
At the time of publication, Scrivener confidently approached the cash counter while wearing a clothing that she believed to be a My Chemical Romance shirt because it did not display any graphic violence.