Autor: Dwight

~ 29/07/07

In the past month I have taken three people personal shopping in the mall. Outside of my PR Event Marketing company I have become this image/style consultant. My clients want to make an impression at an event, become a bit more edgy or want to transition working 9p-5p to playing from 9p-3am.  It has been an experience spending time in the Mall and giving fashion advice.

Before a store opens sales associates are getting prepped for the day. Their manager gives them their sales goals, the amount of tank tops they have to sell (because of the weekend promotion) and they are given the low numbers that they had the previous day.  This sales person is ready to get a high ADS (average dollar per sale) in their 4-6 hour shift. They have been trained to tell every woman that walks through the door that they have great shoes. They have been trained to let their customer know that everything they have on looks incredible! The doors open and in come my client and I, soon to be hated.

“No I don’t want an extra tank top for ten dollars!”

“No I came to get this belt and this belt only, I am not going to spend $50 to get a  $15 gift certificate for my next purchase”

The more I got involved in the sale the more the sales person showed hatred towards me.  My client  appreciated  the honesty when I tell her that green is not her color or that she should show her legs and try a short skirt.

“I don’t need to buy an extra pair of socks to get one free, you only have one good pair!”

There was one sales person that kept giving us her name. No matter where we were she would pop up and remind us her name. She even came up to the register while we were in line and clipped a card with her name on it to one of the hangers.  I am sorry but if I tell someone I don’t need help don’t try and help me.  Maybe if I am more rude they will ban me from the Mall.

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15 Comments »

  1. I’ve been on both sides, and definantly always tried to be honest! I’d want people to do the same for me!

    -Katie

    Comment by Katie — August 1, 2007 @ 19:22

  2. Dwight,

    I say black-they say white. I say NO, they say white. I say help, they say white.

    -Mike

    Comment by Mike — August 1, 2007 @ 19:23

  3. Here Here! I hate the mall too!

    Comment by Blu Party Guest — August 1, 2007 @ 19:24

  4. Stay away from the mall! They are stressful!

    -Patti

    Comment by Patti — August 1, 2007 @ 19:40

  5. When are we going shopping at the mall?

    -LAD

    Comment by LAD — August 1, 2007 @ 19:41

  6. Dwight,

    You can work wonders! everyone needs a Dwight!

    -Jennifer

    Comment by Jennifer Burget — August 1, 2007 @ 19:43

  7. I am a fashion hound!

    Best of luck!

    -Mark Anthony Jones
    Stress Free Fridays

    Comment by Mark Anthony Jones — August 1, 2007 @ 19:51

  8. Honesty is overrated.

    Lie to me.

    -Phil

    Comment by Phil — August 1, 2007 @ 19:52

  9. No credit cards forced on me… Self dicipline?

    -WAK

    Comment by WAK — August 1, 2007 @ 19:53

  10. Help is great as long as it’s what you need help with.

    The mall people need to listen more to see how they can help.

    Keep up the great work Dwight!

    -Holly

    Comment by Holly — August 1, 2007 @ 19:54

  11. They’ve got me-i’m a Clinique bonus time addict!

    -RLS

    Comment by Rhonda — August 1, 2007 @ 19:55

  12. I’ll take an extra tank top for $10!

    Comment by Blu Party Guest — August 1, 2007 @ 19:57

  13. I could have used you during my awkward phase in highschool.

    -Adam

    Comment by Adam — August 1, 2007 @ 19:58

  14. I haven’t bought new clothes in 9 months

    Comment by Blu Party Guest — August 1, 2007 @ 19:58

  15. I hate pushy sales people

    -Tiger Girl

    Comment by Tiger Girl — August 1, 2007 @ 19:59

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