It has happened to me. I've also seen surprise flash over a saleslady's face when I dug in my jeans pocket and brought out a wad of cash and paid for something nice. It does help some to dress up, but something about dressing up so the sales people will think I'm worth their help seems wrong to me, so if I am ignored, I just go up to them and say Excuse me, would you please do whatever.
I usually wish they would ignore me so I could just look around in peace, but not going to happen.
Yep, when you are just browsing everyone is asking you if you need any help or what you are looking for, and when you actually do need help everyone is busy doing something or talking with other employees.
Originally Posted by prplchknz
yes I was. forget it. ever been to david's bridal?
I understand ya... it's probably one of the higher end sort of stores that is very kissy-helpful with people who look like they have money, and ignore those who look more like they just happen to be there by being related to someone who can actually buy something. I don't put much effort into my look and look about 17 so I wouldn't be surprised if I have to pretty much yell "excuse me" and wave my hand in their face to get help in a bridal shop. But if I went into your average mall clothing store I'll have everyone trying to help me why? Because I look like a naive 17-year-old girl with candy-shop-kid wonder
ever been to a store and been completely ignored? how did that feel? what did you do?
I usually don't care that I'm ignored unless I truly need assistance with something. I like to do my shopping in peace and quiet without people looking over my shoulder and intruding on my space. I get annoyed by the store employees who constantly ask "Can I help you?" I know they are probably required to say that for the job so I do cut them some slack.
5w6 or 9w1 sp/so/sx, I think
Yeah, I stand around for a while, feeling sorry for myself and getting increasingly more paranoid, then try to flag someone down. If they're helpful, yay, if not, I just feel sorry for myself some more and leave.
So I'm probably not the best person to ask for advice?