And they wonder why I try to blow them off. If at work, I will make myself busy and move onto a different section or start focusing on the project at hand. Invariably, they will tell me that the hounding to go to the boasting session is more important than the work at hand, or even holding a job (and then I have to pretend that the manager is watching and will kick them out of the store if they don't let me get my work done). I hope the managers have the balls to actually kick them out should they continually impede my work, repeatedly hound me to go to the boasting session, or attempt to physically carry me out the door and to their houses or Kingdumb Hells.
If I happen to be shopping, I intend to make a beeline to the Christmas display. If it is out of season, the Halloween or patriotic displays will have to do. And I will start gesturing that, if they start hounding me to go to the boasting session, then I will start buying some of the items. That too is a good way for them to get kicked out of the store for impeding normal business (which they would if they tried to talk me out of a $60 purchase of Christmas decorations and/or gifts).