This morning, via RobotWisdom, I read about this amusing retail intrusion (site appears to be dog-slow at the moment) from Improv Everywhere. It’s a flash mobby type of thing, but pretty hilarious. They got roughly 80 people to dress in the ubiquitous blue golf shirt and khakis of the Best Buy employee, and wander around the store:
I then revealed the plan, “We’re heading up to the Best Buy on 23rd Street. We’ll enter the store one by one. Once inside, spread out and stand near the end of an aisle, facing away from the merchandise. Don’t shop, but don’t work either. If a customer comes up to you and asks you a question, be polite and help them if you know the answer. If anyone asks you if you work there, say no. If an employee asks you what you’re doing, respond ‘I’m waiting for my girlfriend/boyfriend who is shopping elsewhere in the store.’ If they question you about your clothing, just explain that it’s what you put on when you woke up this morning and you don’t know any of the other people dressed like you.”
The entry on Improv Everywhere’s site includes a lengthy description and plenty of photos and videos.
In related news, you’ll be pleased to hear that charges were dismissed in the no-pants-on-the-subway incident.
UPDATE: Using this post to test a quick graph thingy: