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Scarily, Impressively Dumb Salesperson

, , , , , | Working | May 22, 2021

I’m shopping in a shop that sells baby clothes, prams, etc. I’m looking for a gift for a friend who has just given birth to her first child. I’ve picked out some clothes and am looking at the various blankets; I’ve picked out some cellular breathable ones.

Out of nowhere, a store assistant appears, actually making me jump. 

Store Assistant: “Can I help you, sir?”

Me: “No, I’m good, thanks. Just picking out a few things.”

Store Assistant: “What is it you are looking for?”

I’ve already said no, clearly.

Me: “Just a present for a friend.”

Store Assistant: “Oh, why don’t you look in our toy aisle? We have lots of great gifts.”

Me: “No, thanks. Everyone gets toys. I want to give something useful. I think I will buy these.”

Store Assistant: “Oh? Well, they are expensive. There are some great, colourful blankets in the next aisle.”

Me: “Again, no, thanks. These are great for new babies.”

Store Assistant: “Well, actually, I think you will find we have some much better, thicker blankets for babies.”

Me: “Actually, I think you’ll find that the current recommendation is to have lightweight layers of blankets, you know, to prevent SIDS.”

Store Assistant: “What’s SIDS?”

Not sure why anyone would go out of their way to give the wrong advice, especially when they don’t know what they are talking about. My friend was delighted with her presents.

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