Post # 1
I’ve been ring shopping multiple times, looking and trying rings on at various stores, but I am a big fan of the Vera Wang Collection. The other night my boyfriend and I were at the mall and I wanted to try on a couple different ones and ask a couple questions. The lady ‘helping’ us kept snapping at me telling me to keep my hand above the counter (we were sitting). Just because we’re heavily tattooed doesn’t mean we’re going to steal from you. I’ve never had that happen looking at rings before. Then the icing on the cake, was as we were walking out of the store she walks around the counter and stops us and says ‘Next time you’re here, make sure you tell whoever is helping you that someone has been helping you before. I know Michelle has been helping you, I’ve seen you in here before and we’re commission based. I know that Michelle has been helping you, so I would put it in under Michelle, but someone else might not’… up until that moment, I didn’t know that my boyfriend had previously BOUGHT me a ring, and clearly the lady helping didn’t realize that he actually purchased the ring from Michelle, but that didn’t stop her from spoiling the surprise. We walked out of there, and the first thing he said was ‘I feel defeated. I tried so hard to keep everything a surprise, and now the fun has been taken out of it’. So ya… I guess he’s going to propose once the ring is in.. thanks a lot lady.. lol.
Post # 3
I would have complained to the store manager.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@sillygoat: f**k her. complain to corporate immediately.
Post # 5
Boo for the surprise being ruined..and yay for you getting a ring soon!
I was in people’s the other day with my sister (who is going to be getting engaged soon). I wanted her to point out rings she liked so I could help my futur BIL when he goes shopping. She was drawn to the Vera Wang collection too, the lady who was working told us they were pricey and walked us over to the “promise rings”.. I guess we don’t look like we have money to spend? lol We are also tattoed, and I am pretty sure the lady was staring at my sister’s neck tattoo the whole time… Maybe there’s a corporate memo? “Beware, people with tattoos will steal and have $99 budgets”. ha ha.
Post # 7
@mrsmay07: RIGHT?! Ugh, that’s the worst. That’s exactly how she made me feel. I think she legimately thought I was going to steal the stupid thing.
I messaged People’s facebook page, and they want to know what store and my phone number.. only thing that worries me is that my ring is going to take 3 months to come in (damn size 3.5 finger), so I’m afraid she’s going to be rude to my boyfriend when he goes to pick it up.. I’m still a little shocked that she was SO rude.
Post # 8
What a beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeooooooootttttttttttchhhhhhhhhhh
Post # 9
How rude of her! I could understand the Michelle-miscommunication slip-up, but I’ve never heard of a salesperson snapping at someone to keep their hands above the counter.
I’ve seen a pained look that salespeople have tried to hide when I brought an expensive piece a little closer to the exit than was their comfort (and I immediately brought it away from there on seeing that, of course), I’ve had them try to subtly keep track of all their merch they pulled out just in case FI or I would try to pocket one (by stacking “rejects” immediately on their finger, things like that), all of which I thought was entirely appropriate considering the situation. But all of them tried to conceal their concerns as much as possible and present a gracious and welcoming vibe.
Snapping at me about anything would make me angry, but snapping at me to basically “keep my hands where they could see them”? I’d be livid!!!
Please do report this person to the management of the store.
Post # 10
@sillygoat: OH FUCK NO! That is completely unacceptable and I would go even above the store managers head and call their corporate office. Not only was she fucking condesending but she ruined what is supoosed to be a joyous and exciting time! I say call and complain!!!
Also CONGRATS! Try not to let this spoil your engagement! You get to marry the man of your dreams YAY!
Post # 11
@sillygoat: If the management is any good, that saleslady won’t be employed there when he picks it up. Or she’ll be lucky and still be there, and bending-over-backwards gracious.
Post # 12
I’m glad you ladies don’t think I’m overracting. I’m going to complain.
On the bright side, we decided we’re going to elope in Paris is June.. oh and I got my dress at a sample sale at a crazy price! So there is an upside! Haha
Post # 13
If I were your FI, I would call management and bitch up a storm! How unprofessional and rude!
Post # 14
I would have flipped my shit. I would return the ring and get my money back and never give that company a thin dime.Holey fuck. You should absolutely write to corporate. Comission hungry pigs! RAAGGGEEE
Also, premptive congratulations.
Post # 15
Are you kidding me uggggg. How rude and unprofessional!
BUT on a second note how exciting ! I wish it would have been a different experience for you though (shopping around) but I’m sure it will be a wonderful surprise when he does pop the question.
Post # 16
That is AWFUl!! I agree with everyone else…you need to complain. And seeing that it’s a jewelry store, there should be security footage they can review to support your complaints. At the VERY least, they should offer your FI a credit on your ring or a generous gift card (although I don’t know if you want to keep shopping there!). Congrats on your upcoming engagement and that amazing dress you scored today! Beautiful!