I don't even really know why. What is it about me? ME?! But I just can't seem to get past them. They, with their smiley outgoingness. Their happy greetings. Their armfuls of junk!
About two miles north of the university, there is a new apartment complex being constructed. It's not part of student housing, but it's clear that the target market is university students. So every week or so, these young cheerful people infiltrate the campus with these... these THINGS!
And okay, it's not really just me they attack. No one can get past them. I've tried saying, "no thanks", OH how I've tried. But it just seems to fuel their fire! It's just EASIER to say, "uh... yeah, sure..."
Here's just a sampling of what I've had to take in in just about a months time:
Shown are THE LODGES water bottle, THE LODGES drink cup, THE LODGES pen/highlighter, THE LODGES shades. THE LODGES cup coozy and THE LODGES t-shirt were offloaded before the photo op.
But now I've gotten to the point that whenever I see the promo-junk-horde, I'm a bit curious. What typical-Run-With-Lumber-participation-prize thing can they be pummeling us with this time??
I'm so hoping that lip balm is next!