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Things that make you mad in the makeup isle

I can think of several really stupid things I have ran into lately that irritate me to death. 

 

For starters I had to yell at my teenage male cousin one time for drawing with the lipsticks on the displays. Then he wondered why I yelled at him. I was like, really? I have to tell you at age 14 not to draw all over things like a preschooler. That's pathetic. I see it all the time at different stores with various items. It makes me mad. Not only have you probably ruined a perfectly good lipstick but you made a mess for one of the poor old ladies in Walmart to have to clean up. Instead of going in Walmart to "play" go outside or actually do an activity. Better yet read a book.

 

Another thing that bugs me is when people swatch things that aren't testers. I don't mind if you open it, but don't rub your hands in it. If it's a pump or something you can dispense and swatch I could care less. It's happened to me a few times that their was only one left of what I wanted, only to open it and notice someone had destroyed it. 

 

Finally people who leave nasty little notes in the makeup isle. I found one wrote on a posted note and stuck on one of the displays. It said something along the lines of "Inner beauty is more important". O.k. I get that, it's not like I don't think it's important. However for someone to go out of their way, write out a note, and post it in the makeup isle is obnoxious. I could care less that you don't like makeup but to take the time specifically to do that is annoying. My boyfriend instantly started making fun of it (with things I won't repeat). I was just like what good will this do? All it will do is make some pre-teen feel like they are doing something wrong for wearing a little bit of makeup to boost their confidence. It was very insulting from the tone of it. 

 

Feel free to post your own. 

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Or possibly I'm so out of it culturally that the word now means something different in slang?

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We once had a patient come into the dental office using all these big words that made no sense in context. The Dr pulled me out of the room because she almost couldn't hold in her laughter. Asked me: Is it just me, or is he trying to test my intelligence? But no, every time he would come in, he acted like he really thought he was a genius. You would look much smarter by just forming correct simple sentences!

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I worked for a doctor like that. I was his assistant and every time he would talk to someone other than me he would throw out these big medica lterms for simple ailments like flat feet he would always say Pes Planus which is the same thing just big terminology according to him, I got so tired of him doing that I asked why he did that and he said  "Just trying to help them out" when he knew he wasn't  it was just so he could put them down for not knowing what it meant. Geesh ! What a jerk!!

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I've grown a strong dislike of doctors because they don't take women or children seriously. If you're a child nothing could possibly be wrong with you and if you're a woman you must be wanting attention. There are some good ones but I've discovered that most of them aren't general family doctors.

 

I also hate when they throw medicine at you. I had one doctor insist I take a medicine that I was severely allergic to. He insisted I listen to him when the specialist I go to told me to never, under any circumstances, take it again.  The worst part was he didn't even treat the problem I was there for! 

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That's why I see a Nurse Practitioner. They are just as good as any doctor I've seen but they are so much more down to earth without that MD after their name.

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They still have to answer to the MD though. So if he's a pain she can't do but so much. 

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Most Nurse Practioners don't have to answer to doctors after a  certain point their pretty much on their own, but Physician's Assistant's have to answer to doctors for the things they do. Also I just wanted to add the doc I work for now is nothing like the last one I worked for.

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So sad but true!

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I've had the opposite happen where doctors are surprised I know what the "big word" means. My Mother reads lots of medical stuff, and often makes me read certain articles as well (she's been doing this since I was probably 10). I'm sure I don't know everything but they act like you know nothing. 

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It was auto correct or something. I fixed it. Thank you for telling me. 

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Oh this is the biggest pet peeve! Wal-Mart is the worst about people testing lipstick and other beauty products. Oh!! You don't go down the chip isle and open the bag and test it, don't do it in the beauty isle.  But I can't just bash the Wal-Mart shoppers, I was

In the mac store and walked passed a lady applying lipstick in the mirror-didn't think much of it till she turned around and placed it back in the  holder of testers. Aaahhhhhh and eeewwwwww.  she calmly walked out of the store like it was no biggie. I must be a germ freak because I would never ever share a lippie. A swatch on my hand is gross enough for me. 

 

Rant over. 

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I'm the same way!  Even if someone had *just* opened a new item to use for a tester for me, I'd *still* put it on the back of my hand, because I'd hate for the person after me to have to deal with ickies.

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I was at Sephora the other day just looking around and noticed a couple by me. The boyfriend kept grabbing lipsticks and putting them directly on the girl's lips and then jokingly says that he was so sorry and that she probably has Herpes now. GROSS. 

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here in satan's diaper they do open the chips, the donuts, the candy, you name it - they will even walk around the store eating stuff while holding the bag - then they sit the bag down some place it does not belong before checking out! don't get me started on what these people wear to funerals or weddings, but you can imagine the fashion and beauty!

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Along with everything that everyone else has mentioned, I hate when people move around testers so that the wrong shade is in the wrong spot, you can't always read the name on the tester itself :/ I always put them back in the correct place if I notice this haha.

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^I can not agree more, drives me bananas

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Oh honey...shopping at Walmart & hanging out with teenagers, you're asking for that kind of stuff to happen.

 

The only thing that irritates me in the makeup aisle - or at Sephora - is when they're out of what I need, or don't carry it....or they have it but it's been tampered with. 

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Being a teenager is no excuse for being an idiot (I just finished high school). If no one yells at kids they will never learn. I suppose my parents just conditioned me differently. 

 

It's in schools now as well. I've seen entire school rules be changed because the freshmen act like wild monkeys. It was really sad.

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Honestly my own qualm is simply not being able to RETURN products that I bought that don't work. Unfortunately in Canada we don't get the ability to return products especially if their defective. I also find that some products look like their expired but they are still on the displays to be sold. I agree with the ladies who talk about the lipsticks being used as crayons. I went into my Walmart and noticed the floor was a drawing board for someone. I seen lipticks all messy and mixed up. Not very taken care of. It's sad people abuse the makeup that someone wants to purchase. 

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When people *aim* for the trashcan and miss, see that they missed, and refuse to get down and actually put their trash in the trashcan.....

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Y'know, after this thread, I feel like I need to go home and take a shower.  So many cooties....

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The things that erk me the most, are products that have been opened, are missing the seal and have been used. At the drugstore, this happens a TON. With any kind of product really. I tend to stay away from buying items that don't have some sort of a seal, because you never know. Even with foundations, I have seen a lot with pumps that have foundation oozing down the spout. WHO DOES THAT! Literally every single one. I don't even want to know. 

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1. Products that don't have some sort of safety seal! I try not to buy products that aren't sealed close. If something that I REALLY want doesn't have a seal or package, I will order it from from a reputable retailer online. You don't know what people could have done to those products.

 

2. When a store's website says that a product is "in stock" at my store but I go there and the product is damaged or not there.

 

3. When people steal testers. I went out of my way to go to Sephora to swatch a UD lipstick and the tester was gone! Almost all of the other lipsticks were there.

 

4. When there are no testers and the manufacturer puts the item in a box that isn't see-thru. Shade stickers are not accurate! 

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I hate the in stock silliness. I can't tell you how many times I have been looking for something at the drusgtore, look online and it says in stock, show up and nothing. Empty shelves, everytime. I refuse to waste my time even looking now. 

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I don't spend a lot of time in the drugstore cosmetic sections - I can't swatch stuff and the CVS near me always has about 50% of the stuff out of stock anyhow.

 

However - at Sephora, Nordstroms, Ulta, etc. I hate when the displays are all messy and gooped up - like people have tested things by swiping their hands across the display, then wiped thier fingers on the packaging or something. I don't even want to swatch something that is all gross and dirty looking. And when testers are all broken and globbed up. Totally gives me the heeby jeebies. Some Sephora's seem better than others (also depends on if it is a busy weekend) at keeping things tidy. The SiJCP near here is just always *gross* where as the fancy free standing store in the fancy part of town is super clean.

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