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I don’t know what was up today to cause such invisibility. I walked into more than one store  where salespeople pretty much ignored me.

Entering store A.  The salesman kept me waiting while he  finished writing something (very important I’m sure) on his clipboard. I just wanted to know where to find bed sheet sets. When I found the sheets that he pointed me to, there was no one around to help.  I walked half way across the store to find a sales clerk with folded arms standing at her register.

She told me she would need to call someone over to help me find the sheets I was looking for. I guess she couldn’t leave her spot, she must have been guarding thousands in her cash register, as the store had just opened and I was the only customer in the store!

The sales clerk comes over and states that it’s not his department and he’s not sure if the store carries that color in the size I need. I should check online he says.  I’m thinking, If I didn’t need the sheets so soon, I would have stayed home to order from the comfort of my own home, not out in this store where I appear to be invisible.

And in store B… two very young sales clerks, of opposite sexes I might add, were chatting away about the details of their week ends. Do I dare interrupt to get help? At this point I’m kind of wondering how long they will ignore me. And if you can’t tell, I’m just a bit angry.  After doing my own search I did the bold thing and interrupted their very important conversation to verify that they didn’t have hidden sheet sets somewhere.

So why is everyone too busy to help the customer?

Don’t they know I’m a mom on a mission?

That my 8-year-old is on a playdate for 2 hours and I have 4 more stores to get to before I turn into a pumpkin?

That my daughter heading to college very soon needs these XL twin sheets in hot pink and I have money to spend at their store?

That I have promised said daughter we would create a dorm room nicer than the catalogue picture she has dog-eared?

That I would probably pay any price for the right color and size sheets at this point?

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What’s the possible reason for not helping someone who wants to spend money in their stores???

Is it because I left the house without flat ironing my hair?

What do you think?

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While on the subject of shopping… Grab your cute paper shopping bags.

I’ll share my DIY project for Back to School and Travel.

~caroline~