Just some collective thoughts from my years of shopping experiences and the result of a few extra minutes 1. Mr./Mrs. iPod: We've all seen them before. The people that walk around in stores with their earphones firmly placed in their ears. Come on, the music they play in stores can't be that bad. Are you that scared of the possibility of talking to other people? 2. The Old "Friend": Nothing's more irritating then bumping into someone you once knew way back when (unfortunately) but haven't had any contact with in an extremely long time (thankfully). Chances are that they would just love to chat about old memories in the middle of the store while you would rather get on with what you came to do in the first place - your shopping. 3. The Hitter-Onner: Yes, the smug and often creepy guy (or it could be a girl as well) who just knows that you would kill to be his "sexy baby". Even worse when they come in groups of three. The usual brush off doesn't distract him from his mission. This one usually takes a "run-and-hide" technique to escape from the prowl. 4. The Interrupter: It's hard to avoid this person's canny knack for eavesdropping and then eagerly putting forth their own thoughts and opinion regardless of the fact that a.) you didn't ask for it and b.) uhm, do I know you? The worst case scenario is when this person automatically considers that a friendship has formed in the few minutes where they profoundly and loudly declared that "yes, that dress does make you look huge" and attempts to spend the rest of the day shopping with you since it seems like "it would be fun." 5. The "I-Love-My-Itty-Bitty-Dog": I can't think of too many reasons why a person would shove their tiny dog into an even smaller bag and tote them around for hours on end while they go shopping. Especially to go clothes shopping. Why do you need a teacup Chihuahua to go try on cocktail dresses and stilettos? Is he/she going to bark once if you look terrible and bark twice if it's a perfect fit? Poor doggy.