- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
Argh! People can be so nasty sometimes. (Although I wasn’t exactly “sweet,” either.)
I went into the jewelery store late last night (well, at like 8pm) in the mall. Because my ring is so strangely shaped, it’s been a bit of a nightmare trying to find one.
Here’s the issue:
I hate being treated differently because of how I look. If I walk into a jewelery store with a full face of meticulously applied makeup, with my manicured nails, and my hair styled- I get fantastic treatment. Of course I do, I look “rich,” and they think that they can sell me something. (Not that I’m rich OR bragging- I have lots of student debt and I’m still in school!)
God FORBID I walk into the jewelery store looking remotely casual.
So I guess I have to start this post by saying that I’m “ginger.” Red hair, pale skin, etc. No freckles, but that’s irrelevant. Anyways, I look like a 15 year old without makeup. I have white eyelashes, pale eyebrows. I’m pretty ugly without makeup, to be honest.
And because it was night, I was in casual clothing. And by casual, I mean yoga pants and a nice zip up hoodie. I was definitely presentable by all means- I looked NORMAL.
So I walk into jewelery store, and the clerks blatantly ignore me. I stand around for literally 5 minutes (and because I’m just pissed at this point), walk up to the counter and say “Hello.”
Clerk FINALLY looks up at me, and says:
Not “Hello,” not “Can I help you with anything?” but “YES.”
I tell her that I’m looking for a wedding band to fit my ring, and show her my ring.
Next thing she says:
“Is that a REAL engagement ring?”
(Okay, blood is boiling now, and I do NOT like being condescended.)
“The stones are all diamonds, if that’s what you’re asking.” (In my bitch voice, because now I’m just MAD.)
Her: May I see it?
So I take off my ring and pass it to her. She holds it up to the light and squints at it.
Her: Oh, yes, those do look like diamonds. Well that’s good.” (What the HELL does that mean?! WHO CARES WHAT STONES MY RING IS MADE OF) “I thought you looked a little young.”
Me: I actually just look very young without makeup, but that seems irrelevant.
Her: (Stammers) Well, uh, I was just saying that the ring looked very expensive.
Me: That’s also irrelevant.
Her: (Now she’s really stammering) Oh, well, uh…okay. I’ll go get some rings.
And then she made NO eye contact with me. I left about 2 minutes after.
SO RUDE. OMG I was raging when I left.
Can anyone else share a horror story about rude people?