Originally Posted by Diamondflame
But I blame the store owner. When you pay in peanuts, you only get monkeys working for you.
And that's the quote for the day!
BN members know more about fragrances than the average SA's--Some of us know far more than some store owners.
SA's usually amuse more than anger me.
The men pronounce " Hermes " not only with a silent H, but with an over the top French accent that would make Parisians cringe.
The women wax ecstatic about how they drooled with a certain frag on their BF--coincidentally the one the store's pushing that week.
It's really rather sad. Among the most underpaid jobs are retail and fast food.
And if you're a waiter at middle-class restaurant I suppose you'd be taught to ask customers if they'd like pommes frites
instead of " french fries" with their California Nouvelle Cheeseburger.
( Probably why the best food I've eaten has been in either are lower or higher class joints )
Middle class tends to thrive on glitz, brand names, overpricing and pretentiousness.Welcome to 99% of malls!
The funniest 'encounter' I had was not with frags, it was a men's clothing store. I tried on a leather jacket and asked about the price.
It was--I can't say outrageously---it was absurdly
Truly worthy of an AB/FAB episode
The SA explained: " Oh but you see, it's made by . . . Raphael
Before I knew it I shot back with: " But he's been dead for 400 years. "
Well, at least the customers were amused.