They judge you by your appearance

United States
August 13, 2008 12:09am CST
One day my sister, her friends and I went into a mid-scale mall in a big city. We were both window shopping and actually shopping for clothes. We entered a certain store and were browsing. We went over to a Cashmere sweater and as soon as we were ten feet away from the item, a sales clerk asked if we needed help. We informed her that we were interested in getting a closer look at that cashmere sweater. The clerk scoffed and bluntly stated that the sweater was five hundred dollars and refused to bring the sweater down so we could get a closer look. I became irated and asked to see the manager because never once did we inform miss thang of our spending budget. The manager had a talk with the clerk, the clerk apologized and went to the other end of the store. That is when the manager informed us that since we were dress in hip hop clothing and sneakers, that she assumed we couldn't afford the sweater. Well, excuse me for not wearing my Louis Vitton Pumps and Burberry trench coat. Only advice is don't assume, and miss thang lost a good commission that day.
3 responses
• Malaysia
13 Aug 08
I do not like it when people judge me by my skin colour ... even if i am dressed in 'high class' designer wear.. i have seen the shop people looking down at me because i am not fair skin. When we want to try the cloths they fear our colour may stick on to the cloths ... This happens especially in Multi Racial country when the fair skin thinks they are superior to the darker brothers and sisters
• United States
15 Aug 08
Ohh to add insult to injury, the clerk and I shared the same ethnicity, but she was darker in sk. So maybe the skin color complex within the minority community is a double edged sword. Or maybe she looked at us as being economically lower than her.
• United States
13 Aug 08
People like that are really awful! I would have been really offended too. Just because you don't dress up fancy everyday doesn't mean you don't have money. This reminds me of the scene in "Pretty Woman" when they treat Julia Roberts like crap at a fancy clothes store. I like how she gets revenge in the end by going back to the store dressed fancy and tells the saleswoman that she lost out on a lot of money.
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
yes some people judge us by our appearance because of the eyes and the mind they will get a bad impression to them. for me i dont judge people by their appearance because i dont what to hurt people.