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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Not Cool Enough to Shop Here

Dear Retail Salespeople;I am a middle aged woman. I am not fashionable. I am slightly overweight. I wear sensible shoes. I do not wear makeup. I am what you might call frumpy. I also have more disposable income than you will have for at least 20 y

Posted on Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 10:53 PM

I am a middle aged woman. I am not fashionable. I am slightly overweight. I wear sensible shoes. I do not wear makeup. I am what you might call frumpy. I also have more disposable income than you will have for at least 20 years, if you stay in school and make smart choices. I have two teenage daughters who are decidedly not frumpy, and I like to buy them things. However, I will not be buying those things from your store if you look at me with disdain when I enter, and surreptitiously roll your eyes at your co-worker when I ask for assistance.

Are you under the impression that I am there shopping for myself? Do you assume that I am not going to find anything suitable, so you're not going to waste your time serving me? Or do you think I'm just lost and don't realize I'm in the wrong store? Do you think I will stand there waiting patiently while you ignore me to wait on customers who look less out of place? You are mistaken. What I will do is take my matronly, frumpy, size 16 ass, and my money, to another store. And you can sell that half price sweater to that perky 17 year old, while I drop six hundred dollars next door.

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