Day 13 – May I help you? PLEASE NO!
The other day I had to go buy new make-up. I went to Ulta. I made it about ½ an inch into the store when the first overly perky sales assistant asked me if I needed help. I politely said “No thank you, just looking around.” She said ok and walked away. I walked another 2 feet and another overly perky sales assistant came and asked me if I needed help. Wash and repeat. 2 more feet and ANOTHER overly perky sales assistant approached. Now, all these women are standing in a clump, they all see the others approach me and my polite attempt to decline assistance. There is no way these women didn’t hear our exchanges. It was a little bizarre.
The store has 15 or so of these women standing in clumps all over. There are a total of 3 customers in the store in the middle of the day – so why does the ratio of sales person to customer need to be quite so high? It feels like over-kill.
I just wanted some foundation!
I was making my selection when I was approached yet again by a sales assistant asking if I needed help – ugh! I said, “No thank you, but y’all sure do ask that a lot.” Instead of being deterred and walking away – she said “where are you from?” Huh? Where am I from? I was confused so I just looked at her and said “here, why?” She said “because you said y’all, I thought you were from Texas or something.” Umm – ok.
I grabbed the box of foundation and made a bee line for the cashier. I was waiting for the question of who was helping me – but it never came – the perky cashier NEVER asked if I was helped by someone. So, even if I had taken one of the 10 offers of assistance – the lucky winner wouldn’t have gotten commission credit anyway because her cashier comrade never asked the question.
I think I will stick to buying my make-up online. It is just too overwhelming to attempt the Ulta store again in the near future.
See ya tomorrow!
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