I can't believe how often this has happened to me. The last two times were very recent: I was shopping alone on Michigan Avenue when a woman in her 20s approached me and asked me where I got my bag (I was carrying a Chanel bag with a huge logo), if I lived in Chicago, etc. She seemed very friendly so I stopped to talk with her a while, thinking that maybe she just wanted to be friends? I stupidly gave her my phone number and it turns out she works for Mary Kay and keeps calling me about becoming a May Kay salesperson! Then I was at Starbucks in a BIG BIG rush to buy all the New York Times they had (not coffee!) because there was an article about our firm in the paper. A woman in her 30s stops me and tells me she loves my trench coat. Then proceeds to explain that she's a corporate recruiter ("leadership developer") for Mary Kay and that I should give her a call so I could interview at their corporate offices. ANNOYING. I kept telling her what a rush I was in and in an attempt to keep me engaged she kept asking me more and more questions: what neighborhood do you live in, do you like your job, etc. Despite how rude it was, I just had to turn around and walk off because I kept trying to excuse myself, saying I was in a rush but she wouldn't stop talking! And these are just two incidences. So annoying. Has this happened to anyone else?