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Your Thoughts: It's Hard Out Here for a Shrimp

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Good I'm glad that helped you out. I know it sure helped me.
  2. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    My friend won't buy action figures from Hot Topic cuz he's embarassed. I figure it like this ~ If they didn't want people to buy it, they wouldn't sell it. :search:
  3. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    Telly, plus the group at Hot Topic are a kind of group that doesn't usually criticize what others do. You know what I mean? It's a good thing.:)
  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    You know i have never had a problem with anyone at Hot Topic. The people there have always been extremly nice. In fact they are the most nice people in the mall most times.
  5. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    Haha for my roommate's birthday a few years ago I had boughten him Flava Flave figure cuz he was a huge fan of Flavor of Love on VH1. When I brought it up tot he register, the guy was like "Flavor Flave, huh?" and then he kinda chuckled. I didn't know whether or not it was sarcasm or what.
  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well I'm a cashier at Wal mart, and sometimes people will bring up so interesting things. Sometimes it is hard for me not to comment on what they are buying, but as a Servent of the public ya have to Whatch what you say and how you say it. Usaly the best way to handle things like that is the "If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all" deal.
    However some cashiers are not like that, and don't care how the customers feel. When that is the case you will get experiences like the one you did.

    Now as a customer I have found that if i bring up the item in a converstaion myself, then it is more of an ice breaker. Then the cashier will be able to ethier laugh or make some comment on what your buying. Hope that helps.
  7. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I remember one I I was buying things for cookies and the cashier was commenting on how I much of had a sweet tooth, She was right, so I couldn't argue... :D
  8. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    I absolutely LOVED the book. It is a very quick read but was laughing quite a bit. I wish that they had poser pics of him or at least the drawings be in color. I recommend this book to everyone here. Now I am anxiously awaiting Piggy's book which I hope has pics in it like Kermits had.
  9. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    What i wonder is how the sales of this book have done, and how they have done compared to Kermit's book.
  10. Davina

    Davina Member

    Just ordered my copy at amazon the other day.. have shipping confirmation, so should be getting it any day now... ok, officially, i ordered this as a Christmas present for my hubby (we've got his daughters for Thanksgiving this year, and then he deploys, so we're doing Christmas over Thanksgiving.. so yes.. early stuff....)
    can't wait for it to show up.. Pepe is one of our favs.. (even named one of the dogs - see avatar) after him.. she totally has his personality, in that all things must revolve around her.. hehehe
    can't wait for the next books in the "series" as well
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Thats a very sweet stroy do you mind if i send that to the Ghost writter Jim Lewis i think he would love to hear that?
    Also, My prayers are with you and your husband and his kids. I know that this must be a interesting time in your lives, and I pray that God will keep him safe.
  12. Davina

    Davina Member

    sure, hubby'd love the idea :)
    and thanks. it will definately be an interesting year. we've ripped all our muppet dvd's to a hard drive for him to take with him, and I'll be watching them a lot this year while he's gone as well. they've always been a part of our marriage and should be a fun way to stay connected while he's gone.
  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Great There is also something that may help your kids im not sure there ages, but anyways Sesame Workshop Relessead a wonderfull set of DVD about familys dealing with a member of there family going to serve there country. They did a wonderful job, and I think it would be good for any family going through this young kids or not. Steve Swanson even featered it on one of his Muppetcast's and it was really good. If your interested i will give you some more info.
    I will send Jim your all's story tomorow!
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I finally broke down and ordered my copy from Amazon. No store is actually stocking Pepe's book on their shelves and every time I ask about it they tell me they can order it. Why bother when I can do that. I really would like to support Muppet product by purchasing it in a store and being seen doing so, but they'd rather stock books by Bill O'Reilly. Let me tell you, Pepe's head could very well be full of stuffing but there's more wisdom in that prawn's antennae than in all of Bill-O's books combined. :rolleyes:
  15. Davina

    Davina Member

    that'd be great dwayne. We've got the dvd, they gave it out at deployment training along with a bunch of other stuff.. unfortunately, my step kids are "too old" for it.. (10 and 14, 19 and 21.. and the grandbaby is too young at just under a year.)
    we've managed to keep them convinced that muppets in general are still cool and ok for older kids/adults.. but when it comes to SS, they aren't buying it... (cept on clothes and stuff..) but, i quite liked it :) thought it was very well done
  16. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I understand what your saying, and I really hope that Disney works harder on getting the good product out there. Yes orerding things online is fine, but some of us really love going to a store and getting the item we want, and paying cash moneys for it.
  17. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    I was in Barnes and Noble tonight. I couldn't find Pepe's book. I didn't bother asking cuz I think I'm getting it for Christmas so I wouldn't be buying it. Just curious, what section would the book be in? I dig that Kermit's is in the Self Improvement section!
  18. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Got this book this morning. I'm digging the new format, and the pearls of wisdom (Good thing Prawn's can hold their breath when pearl-diving, eh?) I'll probably put some more thoughts in the Jim Lewis thread. Over all, I loved it, and it was worth a read!
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Well Beau I must say that I have missed seeing your questions at the Ask Jim threads, and can't wait for your return.
  20. Davina

    Davina Member

    woohoo.. it came today! :) just pulled it out of the mail, so now i'm going to have to sit down and read this today.. (though am going to force myself to wait until after i give the dogs their baths.. or that will never get done.. heh...)


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