A mother came to see the pajamas her daughter asked for.
"Why did you give her that color?"A sweet-looking girl when displaying the adorable outfit she has just tried on:
"Your daughter requested it."
"That purple is ugly." Turning to her daughter, "why don't you take cream."
"Imma, I like the purple; it's beautiful."
"No it isn't. Cream is nicer."
"Imma, (mommy) and how do I look in this?"These poor kids.
"You look terrible. You know you're fat. We're going to have a start a new food regime when we get home."
We all make every effort to help people find nice, flattering clothing according to their requirements and requests. In some situations it isn't easy, but the hardest thing is getting a bird's eye view onto the intimate dynamics of families who shop in the store.
Some of our customers are really wonderful and make a point of sincerely thinking all who had helped them find the clothes they had needed.
At least the negative experiences don't last too long in the store. If we find it difficult to help some people, we know they will soon finish and leave. It's not like teaching when you have to deal with a difficult student lesson after lesson for months and sometimes years. We can also ask another staff member to help out if we're afraid that our personal antagonism may be difficult to mask.
Most people are really wonderful