I'm not your average middle-aged woman. I have short, spiked hair, weird glasses, and I carry a shoulder bag with Nightmare Before Christmas motifs on it.
So when we find the saleswoman I'd spoken to before, she mentions recognizing me. And then, she actually turns to my husband, points to my purse and says, "She's a grown woman, carrying something like that. Can you believe it?"
We were both shocked. I very curtly replied, "Yes, I also write horror fiction."
Manly brushed it off as just a muggle moment, but the more I think about it, the madder I get. We were there to spend several hundred dollars, and she was getting the commission from it. So she insults me to my husband, speaking as though I'm not standing right there? Grr.
ETA: Called the manager today and complained. He apologized for the woman's remark (after attempting to excuse it once or twice). Who knows if anything will be said to her or not. ::rolls eyes::
ETA: 2/12: Called and canceled the couch, citing the saleswoman's behavior as the reason.