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(Wall Street Journal)   Hollister store in NYC infested with annoying, tenacious parasites. Bedbugs, too   (online.wsj.com) divider line
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2010-07-01 6:02:33 PM  
Oh well, they'll just have to go back to fark, themselves.
 
2010-07-01 6:02:44 PM  
Well, at least we know there is some sentient life in a Hollister store.
 
2010-07-01 6:03:23 PM  
Is this where we tell the younger farkers to get off our lawns?
 
2010-07-01 6:04:40 PM  
And she was proud of herself and her 70 bucks?
People are farking idiots.
 
2010-07-01 6:06:04 PM  
So long as they didn't let them bite.
 
2010-07-01 6:07:02 PM  
I didn't know Hollister was a Democrat store

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2010-07-01 6:07:11 PM  
Same exact joke as the "rabid raccoon" headline from before.
 
2010-07-01 6:09:47 PM  
Oh jesus christ aaggghhh bedbugs.

/Had to deal with them once.
//They came out of an apartment I was briefly subletting for a summer.
///I now ABSOLUTELY know what 'Halucinatory Parisitosis' is. Those farkers make you paranoid as hell.
 
2010-07-01 6:16:15 PM  
Seems like $70 won't go far at Hollister.
 
2010-07-01 6:21:39 PM  
On Wednesday, Sylvia Mak of Brooklyn saw the sign saying the store was closed and was confused. She and her two daughters, ages 12 and 13, had planned a shopping spree. They'd wanted to spend $70, or more, on shirts.

With that seventy dollars she could buy herself a whole quarter of a shiatty graphic t-shirt. nice purchase.
 
2010-07-01 6:21:51 PM  
Here's betting they'll be closed again in 3 weeks.

/Dealt with them too
//Hollister has big trouble ahead
///They don't just go away after one spray
 
2010-07-01 6:30:20 PM  
Looks like there was more than one parasite in the store:

"Technically it's a breach of warranty of merchantability," said Michael M. Martin, a professor at Fordham University School of Law. "They are defective because they don't meet consumer expectation. The usual remedy for that, first of all you can get price back and, second, you might well be able to recover for the consequential injuries. I'd be willing to take that case."

How much in damages are you getting for red, itching welts?

$10,000 per welt??

Bastard.
 
2010-07-01 6:55:21 PM  
I submitted this with a better headline. The admins on fark are really farkin farkers.

/Abercrombie & Itch
 
2010-07-01 7:16:02 PM  

Summa cum loudly: I submitted this with a better headline. The admins on fark are really farkin farkers.

/Abercrombie & Itch



I like that better. The greenlit headline is the same joke as the previous bedbug thread about Goldman Sachs in New Jersey (which I was amused by, as it was better fit).
 
2010-07-01 7:58:38 PM  
This is why I don't shop thrift stores anymore either.

/uncle had bedbugs
//farking hated that
 
2010-07-01 8:34:32 PM  
Broktun: How much in damages are you getting for red, itching welts?

$10,000 per welt??

Bastard.


It's not so much the welts as that you pretty much have to throw out every stich of furniture you own, have carpets changed, replace your mattress, wash everything you own in hot water (and dry it on high heat), have multiple visits from an exterminator, buy stuff for spot treatments afterward, and then cross your fingers and hope that took care of it. Oh, and the fact you can't sleep without freaking out for months afterward. It's among the worst experiences of my life and, if I knew where they came from, you're goddam right they would have paid for it.
 
2010-07-01 8:48:59 PM  

Daniels: Broktun: How much in damages are you getting for red, itching welts?

$10,000 per welt??

Bastard.

It's not so much the welts as that you pretty much have to throw out every stich of furniture you own, have carpets changed, replace your mattress, wash everything you own in hot water (and dry it on high heat), have multiple visits from an exterminator, buy stuff for spot treatments afterward, and then cross your fingers and hope that took care of it. Oh, and the fact you can't sleep without freaking out for months afterward. It's among the worst experiences of my life and, if I knew where they came from, you're goddam right they would have paid for it.


Pretty much this. I just moved into a new place yesterday after getting away from a place that was ridiculously infested with bedbugs. And it's not just the welts, even if you manage not to squeeze or scratch, they'll still erupt into broken skin and leave you with scars.

I f*cking HATE bedbugs and landlords who don't think they're an issue.
 
2010-07-01 9:01:43 PM  
You think bedbugs are creepy? they've got nothing on A&F/Hollister's 65 year old CEO

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2010-07-01 9:37:45 PM  

Felgraf: Oh jesus christ aaggghhh bedbugs.

/Had to deal with them once.
//They came out of an apartment I was briefly subletting for a summer.
///I now ABSOLUTELY know what 'Halucinatory Parisitosis' is. Those farkers make you paranoid as hell.



Yeah, now I'm probably going to feel itchy every time I walk by there.

/1.5 blocks from my apartment
 
2010-07-01 9:52:14 PM  

Jareth Cutestory: You think bedbugs are creepy? they've got nothing on A&F/Hollister's 65 year old CEO


Wtf.
 
2010-07-01 10:12:43 PM  
Folks need to learn how to keep a clean house.
 
2010-07-01 10:18:50 PM  

Jareth Cutestory: You think bedbugs are creepy? they've got nothing on A&F/Hollister's 65 year old CEO


...shudder...
 
2010-07-01 11:07:41 PM  

Ghaele: ...shudder...


What? He's just hip
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2010-07-01 11:09:36 PM  

Daniels: Oh, and the fact you can't sleep without freaking out for months afterward.


It's almost as bad as the damned welts. We had them in the apartment my freshman year of college and even afterwards I'd wake up to scratch if a hair moved on my leg.

melopene: I f*cking HATE bedbugs and landlords who don't think they're an issue.


Word.

The exterminator didn't believe what we had were bedbugs even after I described them (I had killed one or two I found crawling around) and showed him the welts on my leg and up the side of my stomach. He handed me a glue trap and just said, 'Call me when you catch one'.

I found one more crawling on the carpet and stuck it to the glue trap.

/diatomaceous earth treatments
 
2010-07-01 11:17:59 PM  
This is what happens when you name your clothing brand after a crap hole.
 
2010-07-01 11:42:13 PM  
I heard through a friend that the Hollister infestation is worse in Ireland right now.
 
2010-07-02 12:36:21 AM  
Parasites? Creepy Mysterious Figure running the show? It's Bioshock all over again!
 
2010-07-02 1:42:32 AM  

nicoffeine: This is what happens when you name your clothing brand after a crap hole.


Aside from having an over-hyped line of clothing named after it, the only things I'm aware of that make the city of Hollister noteworthy are Casa de Fruta and the Norcal Renaissance Fair.
 
2010-07-02 2:26:37 AM  

Jareth Cutestory: Ghaele: ...shudder...

What? He's just hip


For the love of god, he's terrifying! Between him and the deeply disturbing Michael Jackson shop I just witnessed in another thread, I may never sleep again. So much nightmare fodder...
 
2010-07-02 7:57:15 AM  
A little gem from the original Consumerist article (hotlinked):

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2010-07-02 8:08:29 AM  

Daniels: Broktun: How much in damages are you getting for red, itching welts?

$10,000 per welt??

Bastard.

It's not so much the welts as that you pretty much have to throw out every stich of furniture you own, have carpets changed, replace your mattress, wash everything you own in hot water (and dry it on high heat), have multiple visits from an exterminator, buy stuff for spot treatments afterward, and then cross your fingers and hope that took care of it. Oh, and the fact you can't sleep without freaking out for months afterward. It's among the worst experiences of my life and, if I knew where they came from, you're goddam right they would have paid for it.


Betting that has to do with the chemicals exterminators are using where you are. Had infestations while living abroad in Egypt and Latin America where they're practically a fact of life and it never took more than washing everything and one trip from an legit exterminator to completely resolve the problem.

/xanex helps for the nightly freaking out.
//I swear the natives evolved an immunity to the bites because they are major vectors, having no problem living with bedbugs.
 
2010-07-02 9:12:51 AM  

beoswulf: Daniels: Broktun: How much in damages are you getting for red, itching welts?

$10,000 per welt??

Bastard.

It's not so much the welts as that you pretty much have to throw out every stich of furniture you own, have carpets changed, replace your mattress, wash everything you own in hot water (and dry it on high heat), have multiple visits from an exterminator, buy stuff for spot treatments afterward, and then cross your fingers and hope that took care of it. Oh, and the fact you can't sleep without freaking out for months afterward. It's among the worst experiences of my life and, if I knew where they came from, you're goddam right they would have paid for it.

Betting that has to do with the chemicals exterminators are using where you are. Had infestations while living abroad in Egypt and Latin America where they're practically a fact of life and it never took more than washing everything and one trip from an legit exterminator to completely resolve the problem.

/xanex helps for the nightly freaking out.
//I swear the natives evolved an immunity to the bites because they are major vectors, having no problem living with bedbugs.


I think it's possible to have an immunity to bites. I can spend all night and day in a forest and everyone else cab be covered in mosquito bites and I get none. In my whole life I've had less than a dozen noticeable mosquito bites. I imagine they still bite me but I just do have any reaction.

Terrified of bedbugs though. My heart goes out to those of you who have dealt with them.
 
2010-07-02 10:40:28 AM  
It's pitch black in there, the employees are shirtless with their asscrack hanging out. Are they sure it's not crabs?
 
2010-07-02 10:56:58 AM  
Know who else was annoying?

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2010-07-02 12:02:23 PM  
Had them, dealt with them, was tough but not impossible. New mattress, diatomaceous earth around the bed, in and around the boxspring and mattress, new bedding, and then diatomaceous earth around every edge (walls, furniture, doorways, etc). Then I sat there with a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol to get any I saw. Took about a week for them to start dying off, a month for none to appear, and 2 months before I felt comfortable enough to vaccum up the diatomaceous earth. It's been 4 months since a bite or a sighting. A few light scars remain, but thankfully it looks like most of the damage has healed.
 
2010-07-02 12:17:29 PM  

Jareth Cutestory: You think bedbugs are creepy? they've got nothing on A&F/Hollister's 65 year old CEO


He's all puffy and misshapen...wth? Kill it with fire, i say. His face would probably melt off like in Raiders of the Lost Arc.
 
2010-07-02 8:57:29 PM  

Phil Latio: It's pitch black in there, the employees are shirtless with their asscrack hanging out.

likely to be eaten by a grue

At least that's how I think it should be.
 
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