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Unfiltered Story #240599

, , , | Unfiltered | July 28, 2021

My sister-in-law’s Birthday was coming up, and she had asked my brother for a specific piece of luggage, since her new job required quite a bit of travel. The piece was only sold in a particular store, and they didn’t do online sales/telephone sales. Since I was in the area the store was located for a casual lunch, my brother asked if I’d be willing to buy it and he’d pay me back when he saw me. I said no problem.

Since it was a casual lunch, I was wearing a simple t-shirt, jeans and sandals. After lunch, I went to the store. It was a very high end, posh store. I approached the counter, that had a young gentlemen standing there, with no one else around, with the name and picture of the piece of luggage on my phone.

Me: “Excuse me. I’m looking for a a specific gift for my sister-in-law.”

Not sure if it was because of how casually I was dressed, or because my statement seemed unsure, but he answered in a very pretentious tone of voice:

Him: “You know our bags are several hundred dollars, right?”

Me: “Yes, I can see the price on the site.”

He sighs and just walks off without saying anything else. I stood there trying to process what just happened. After a few minutes, a younger woman approached me.

Her: “Are you being helped?”

Me: “I don’t think so? I’m looking for a specific bag for my sister in law.”

She was very helpful and immediately sent someone to the back to get the bag while she rung up the purchase. I mentioned to her what happened and she was appalled. She kept apologizing and said she’d speak to him.

I understand I didn’t look like their normal clientele (everyone else there was in business casual attire or a suit), but there was no need for him to be so rude. When I relayed the story to my brother, he was shocked and annoyed. I jokingly told him I’m never going shopping for him again.

She loved her new bag though, and was absolutely thrilled he got it for her.

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