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Have you every been treated 'snooty' in a store by a clerk?

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This made me laugh.  I saw in Martha Stewart living (from my Free subscription I found about on here!) a great idea using an airtight mason-like jar - they have a rubber gasket and "clamp" shut.  You layered salad items in there and let them 'marinate' in there all morning and then have a great salad by lunch time.  You can use any container, but the mason-clamp jar looked really cute and it was spillproof and glass (which I love).

 

So I went to the obvious stores first and when they didn't have any, I went to a (surprisingly large) cooking equipment store.  There was No One in the store, I had gotten there right when they opened up.  There were 5 or 6 clerks working there.  Since it was such a large store, I just walked up to a clerk and nicely asked if they had any 'canning jars' since I didn't know how to describe the mason-clamp like jars.  I figured I would be pointed in the general vicinity and I could find if they had what I wanted or not.

 

The clerk looked at me and said, "No.  We don't have any 'canning' jars.  We don't have them - because they are the type of thing you can get at 'grocery' stores".  Seriously.  Really?  Gee I didn't know that.  It wasn't so much what she said, but she said 'grocery' like only vermin would go to a 'grocery' store.  I *so* wanted to say to her, "Honestly, you can take anything in this store and find it at a grocery store.  This is just all in once place".

 

Now I have nothing against clerks.  I worked as a merchandiser, for crying out loud.  But here they are the one working in a store, talking down to me the customer?  I've had this happen as spas, and other places as well.  I never want to seem as rude as they are, but I'm some time dying to say something to put snooty people in their place.


Edited by Stormy - 5/16/12 at 10:50am
post #2 of 13

Nice customer service there. For DH's and mine first anniversary we were buying our first big piece of furniture-an entertainment center. As we were shopping around we stopped at a random furniture store. As soon as we set foot in the store a clerk came up to us and asked if she could help us. I said yes, we were looking for an entertainment center. Mind you we were still on the welcome rug at the door, not 5 ft in the large store. Clerk immediately says "we have nothing in your price range here". And she knew this how? X-ray vision? Because surely there was something in that store we could have spent our $1500 cash on. Ugh.

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Yes because I like to shop in sweats with my hair in a ponytail and my old sneakers(new ones aren't broken in enough yet for shopping)... 

 

I knew the one's boss, needless to say she does not work there anymore.

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Originally Posted by raetonycass View Post

Nice customer service there. For DH's and mine first anniversary we were buying our first big piece of furniture-an entertainment center. As we were shopping around we stopped at a random furniture store. As soon as we set foot in the store a clerk came up to us and asked if she could help us. I said yes, we were looking for an entertainment center. Mind you we were still on the welcome rug at the door, not 5 ft in the large store. Clerk immediately says "we have nothing in your price range here". And she knew this how? X-ray vision? Because surely there was something in that store we could have spent our $1500 cash on. Ugh.

I love that skill.  I must look white trash or something lol, I've had it said to me numerous times.(got a sweet tv 50% off because of a csr saying those fateful words) ROTF.gif

 

Hubby did the best thing with that situation. When he was 20 he was going to buy a new corvette. He had hardly any expenses at the time, so was rolling in it, showed up at a dealership with a wad of hundreds in his pocket. "I'm interested in buying the blue corvette in the lot, I'd like to take it for a test drive." The salesman laughed at him, "It'll be a cold day in hell before I let you touch that car."  Hubby laughing back, "It'll be a cold day in hell before I buy it here." While simultaneously pulling out his stack of cash.

 

I would have paid to see that.

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I love that skill.  I must look white trash or something lol, I've had it said to me numerous times.(got a sweet tv 50% off because of a csr saying those fateful words) ROTF.gif

 

Hubby did the best thing with that situation. When he was 20 he was going to buy a new corvette. He had hardly any expenses at the time, so was rolling in it, showed up at a dealership with a wad of hundreds in his pocket. "I'm interested in buying the blue corvette in the lot, I'd like to take it for a test drive." The salesman laughed at him, "It'll be a cold day in hell before I let you touch that car."  Hubby laughing back, "It'll be a cold day in hell before I buy it here." While simultaneously pulling out his stack of cash.

 

I would have paid to see that.

Me too..

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I was in a Nordstrom Rack once. It's like a Nordstrom's outlet. While I was paying for my purchase, the 20-something-year-old asked if I'd like to apply for a Nordstrom's credit card. "No thank you." I handed her my credit card - which happens to be a Sears Mastercard we've had for over 20 years - and she looks at it and giggles, "It'd be classier." I was shocked for just a second and then said, with a grin on my face, "But you can't buy appliances here!" Blank look on her face. I laughed thinking she has probably never bought an appliance . . .
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Originally Posted by raetonycass View Post

Nice customer service there. For DH's and mine first anniversary we were buying our first big piece of furniture-an entertainment center. As we were shopping around we stopped at a random furniture store. As soon as we set foot in the store a clerk came up to us and asked if she could help us. I said yes, we were looking for an entertainment center. Mind you we were still on the welcome rug at the door, not 5 ft in the large store. Clerk immediately says "we have nothing in your price range here". And she knew this how? X-ray vision? Because surely there was something in that store we could have spent our $1500 cash on. Ugh.

eek.gif How truly awful!  You could be millionaires for all she knew!  

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Originally Posted by Karen1985 View Post

I love that skill.  I must look white trash or something lol, I've had it said to me numerous times.(got a sweet tv 50% off because of a csr saying those fateful words) ROTF.gif

 

Hubby did the best thing with that situation. When he was 20 he was going to buy a new corvette. He had hardly any expenses at the time, so was rolling in it, showed up at a dealership with a wad of hundreds in his pocket. "I'm interested in buying the blue corvette in the lot, I'd like to take it for a test drive." The salesman laughed at him, "It'll be a cold day in hell before I let you touch that car."  Hubby laughing back, "It'll be a cold day in hell before I buy it here." While simultaneously pulling out his stack of cash.

 

I would have paid to see that.

eek.gif Me too!!  Good for your dh!!  I love a story that ends like that!!

post #9 of 13

when I was in my mid 20's I had to return something at Target and the person at the return desk goes to her co worker and says I can take my time since its just a teenager.

 

I let her know I heard her and said "for one I am not a teenager , but even if I was that is not acceptable" I was so Pissed off .

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Wow! These stories are really something! So awful that people could be this way frown.gif
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