- 4 years ago
- Wedding: April 2016
You know…that scene.
The SO and I wanted to look at rings. I had no idea what stone size I wanted and really wanted to see what those sizes looked like in person. We’re always working lately, so we dropped by on our lunch break, in our work clothes(tshirts and jeans). It was a mall jewelry store just sitting next to Taco Bell, so I didn’t assume we had to dress fancy.
There were a half dozen staff members all waiting on this tall gentleman wearing a nice suit. They didn’t seem to notice us, so we tried to flag one down.
A couple more times, no answer. I believe one girl briefly glanced at my SO, then turned her head again. Fine, fine…
I wanted to look at stone sizes and pick out a nice necklace for my mother while we were there, but we stood at the glass cases, looking rather sad. We left empty handed.
A few days later on Valentines day, dressed up and enjoying our night, we left the movie theater and passed by that jewelry store again. It was full of people this time, all wearing different clothes. On a whim, we decided to try again. We approached the glass and I looked at the stone sizes on the cards, talking to SO about it. Instantly this woman positively HOUNDED us!
I’ll keep it short but after being told we were “just looking”, still wrangled the manager to tag-team us. Told SO he “owes” me a big diamond. Pressured him to get an account four times, pressured me to try on the same solitaire three times. They were really working it, reminded me of used car salesmen.
We left empty handed again, only this time because we wanted to get out of there ASAP! SO commented “For a place that smells like tacos, they’re sure snooty.”
Oh, god, Bees. 🙁 That was my first time inside a jewelry store. All of my jewelry belonged to my grandmother so I had no idea what it was like. Please tell me this isn’t normal.
Feel free to share your horror stories(let’s leave brands out of this, though)