I was very casually shopping for a leather jacket today and was having a lot of trouble fending off Argentine salespeople. Clearly they are just doing their job, but coming for the land of enormous department stores in which you can browse peacefully and probably couldn't even find a store employee if you wanted to, I feel very uncomfortable in Argentine stores. Of course, I make good use of the phrase "estoy solo mirando" but this doesn't always do the trick, especially when they see me attempting to try on a jacket or other item. In all honestly, I probably can't afford a leather jacket, but if given the time and space to browse and find something I really like I might be convinced. As it is, I am very reluctant to even enter a store in fear of feeling pressured to buy something I don't want. The most awkward moment comes when the store attendant has spent half an hour, voluntarily, running all over the store obtaining items for me and telling me they look wonderful, but in the end I don't want to buy any of these items. After all that effort, it feels very awkward and insufficient to just say "Ok, I'll come back later" or "I'm going to keep looking, thanks." Does anyone have any advice as to how to deal more effectively with these situations, or just commentary about the comparatively anonymous shopping experience in the US and some other countries compared to the very interactive and involved shopping experience in South America?