You know what I love?
I love shopping. LOVE it.
You know what I hate about shopping? (No, it’s not the clothes that don’t fit, or the shoes they don’t have in my size)
I hate being followed around the store.
In Dubai, there is usually someone to greet you at the door when you walk into a store. It’s very polite and I always greet the assistant back. It’s just manners, isn’t it?
What I cannot understand is why that assistant then has to follow me around the whole store!
I took V to Hamleys last week and this woman followed us around for an hour! Each time I turned around, there she was!
And it happens in almost every shop.
Today I went to buy pyjamas (for myself). I walked into the store and said good afternoon to the lady. She followed me around (as expected). Every time I touched something she said, ‘Would you like that? Which size do you want?’
I was so irritated! LEAVE ME ALONE!
I went into TopShop last week. I greeted the lady after she greeted me. She asked me if I needed any help.
I said, ‘No thank you, I’m just looking.’
And she replied, ‘Sure, I’m just here if you need me.’
She didn’t follow me around everywhere.
So what is it?
Do I look like I might steal something?
Do the sales assistants get commission?
That’s the only thing I can think of that would make such ridiculousness slightly more acceptable.