Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mr. Balloon Mall Vendor Guy

Today we salute you, Mr. Balloon Mall Vendor Guy. For years the world seemed content with that typical but boring round balloon shape in a variety of sizes and colors. But then along came mylar balloons - and skylines around the world changed overnight. Balloons shaped like dolphins, tigers, zebras, Tweetie Bird and Barbie were suddenly in demand by annoying 7-year-olds whining at the malls until Mommy bought them one. But that's not the end of the story. Wait for the crying as the overpriced helium-filled balloons end up separated from those chubby little fingers and float up to the ceiling of the mall. I wonder how many customers come running back to the poor guy demanding another one because theirs wound up floating up to the ceiling? So crack open a bottle of your favorite flavored non-alcoholic beer and salute that familiar but under-appreciated hero, Mr. Balloon Mall Vendor Guy.


Dianne said...

Can we include the Balloon Traffic Light Vendor Guys too?! ;)

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Dianne - Yes, we should definitely include the Balloon Traffic Light Vendor Guys too! I can just hear that music in the background and the narrator's deep voice, can't you?