Last week, I received this Tip of the Week from my friend Zoe Sistos. Thanks to twitter, we learned we share a birthday - it’s today - Happy Birthday, Zoe!
So, I thought there’s no better time to share Zoe’s humourous shopping adventures then now...
My husband and I have been doing a lot of furniture shopping lately and have also come up with a couple of good ideas.
The first is a little game we like to play. You know when you see the sales person slowly follow behind you..trying to “nonchalantly” catch up? We play a little game of Chase - it’s where we let them get close enough to think they’ve got us but then we keep moving. Its funny to watch how long and how far they will chase you around the store!
Once you let them catch you (or sometimes they do get you in a corner) I find the best way to get them off your back is to speak really loudly. So when they say “Can I help you with something?” you say, in a very polite but almost yelling voice, “NO THANKS. I DON’T NEED YOUR HELP. I AM DOING FINE THANK YOU.” You would be surprised at how embarrassed they get and they will leave you alone. Mind you, you have to be a bit outgoing and not embarrass easily to do this one. It works best after a game of Chase....lol.