My husband and I went into Party City yesterday.
We were in the store for less then 5 minutes. I only needed one thing.
About 10 seconds after walking through the door... “Can I help you find something?”
Big smile...”No thanks, we are just looking.”
I find what I need, and I keep looking because is there is so much fun stuff to look at.
Another girl walks up...”Can I help you find something?”
“Oh, I’m just looking. Thanks.”
At this point I’m getting a little annoyed. I know they are just being nice, but I hate being bothered when I really do just want to look.
I walk back over to my husband and we start to talk about something. (I don’t remember what.)
I notice someone standing next to us, so I look up.
“Do you two need help finding something?”
I’m thinking that this is the same girl that asked me the first time. If I needed help I would ask for it. So when I answered, it wasn’t in the nicest tone.
“WE’RE JUST LOOKING.”
The poor girl looks a little baffled, but says to ask if we need help. I notice my husband is looking at me like I’m crazy.
“What? Did I sound mean?”
“Well, isn’t that the same girl who asked us the first time?”
“No, that was a different girl.”
Now I feel awful because I was rude to this poor girl and she had no idea she was the third person to bother me in 3 minutes.
At this point I figured it was time for me to get out of the store. (Even though I would have liked to look around a little bit more, I didn’t think I was in the right mood for that.)
On our way up the the register, we get asked one more time.
“Can I help you folks find anything today.”
BIG SMILE. (Trying to over-compensate for being rude to the last one.)
“No thank you, we’re fine.”
Then we paid for our crap and got the heck out of there.