I went into a shop and got approached by this saleslady - wearing her ankle cropped pants, 1990's sling-backs and her Linda Evans hair cut. She was just overbearing and snotty - and I mean SNOT-TY.
She looked and talked down to me SOOO much that I finally had enough and instead of saying something to HER or the shop owner - I asked another salesgirl if they pay commission at the shop (like I might be interested in a job there). When she said "yes" I handed her a very expensive shirt and said - "well, since *SHE is so rude, I think I'll give you the commission on this one"
And bought a shirt for 3times what I would normally have paid for a silk blouse.
I don't regret buying the shirt - it's nice and will qualify as one of my "quality pieces" to add to my wardrobe. But I do regret letting her snotty, holier than thou attitude push me like that to show her up. That just isn't me - and I don't know WHY I gave her that kind of power. I'm not taking it back, and I'm not shopping there ever again because of her. But I still feel a little ashamed of myself for stooping to her level.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:25 AM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Shopping
Answer by CraftingMama at 11:27 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
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Answer by Jaliceawrites at 11:31 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Yes at REI. Very condescending. I finally looked her in the eyes, took the boots off, placed them back in the box and walked out without saying a.word. This woman argued with everything I asked or said, told me I needed to bring my own wools socks when trying on hiking boots, commented that I did not know how to properly lace etc..... Career mismatch. Don't care how much you know about a topic, if you're dealing with the public develop some tact! I was on a tight schedule that day, but had I had a spare moment, I would have spoken with the manager. I would not have purchased shoes from this woman if she were the only shoe sale's woman on Earth.
Answer by Sisteract at 11:36 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by KateDinVA at 11:37 AM on Apr. 28, 2011
Answer by m-avi at 2:13 PM on May. 1, 2011