Post # 1
I have a few department stores I frequent. In the two stores I go in a lot, they know me by name, they asked me to bring in pictures after the wedding. I am OK with that as I pretty much know them. Then in two other stores, where I DON’T know the employees they told me the same thing. I mentioned I was engaged, they asked when the wedding was, I said May 4th, and they said, “oh that’s great, you should bring in some pictures!” I don’t even know these people! Then yesterday, a teller at a bank (whom I have never met before) saw my ring and asked also asked if I was getting married, asked when, and told me to bring in photos. This isn’t even my bank! Its just one I had to go to to cash a check. I feel so weird about all these strangers telling me to bring in photos to their work. I will bring some to the people I know but not those random people. I just feel like that is not normal to ask someone you do not even know.
Has this happened to anyone else?
Post # 3
This made me chuckle. I work at a bank and could easily see myself saying something like that even if I just met the person. But TBH I couldn’t care less if they actually brought in a picture. Plenty of people say things just to be nice or to make conversation.
Post # 4
Um..no. Yeah, I’d say that’s a bit odd too.
Post # 6
@LovelyLaura8: Haha this has never happened to me. I think I would feel completely awkward if someone I didn’t know asked me to bring some of my wedding photos in to their workplace to show them!
Post # 7
They’re probably just being polite… or perhaps they’re all “weddingbee lurker type people”…. we all oogle over the recaps here!!!
Post # 8
Sounds like they are just trying to sound interested. My coworkers say this too.
Post # 9
I think they’re just trying to be polite and show you that they value your business. I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 10
Yeah. I feel like “just being nice” would be well wishes for the big day, not asking to see photos…. I just think its weird to say something like that if you have no intentions of follow through. I think that passes the line of “nice” and borders into weird…
Post # 11
I think it’s wierd. But then, I live in England. We don’t try to sound sincere over here… we try to sound polite instead. It may sound like there’s not a huge difference… but there really is.
Post # 12
Being from New England, this sure sounds odd to me (though I realize they’re just trying to be nice). Maybe it’s a regional thing?
Post # 13
@LovelyLaura8: I think they were just trying to be friendly lol plus, everyone loves weddings..
Post # 14
I think everyone is just being nice. My brother works at a bank and he’s told me they try to create a bond with customers to encourage them to come back. I don’t think anyone is being weird, but just overly friendly!
Post # 15
@MmeVT: I’m in New Hampshire and I think its really weird…