spikethekitten (spikethekitten) wrote in bad_service,
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REALLY annoying "service"

I don't know if this qualifies as BAD service, but it was annoying enough to make me never want to shop at Lolita's again.

Lolita's is this little sex/costume shop that I go to sometimes to look at the fancy underwear and whatnot.  I can say, though, with confidence, that I will never go there again and it is specifically because of their salespeople.  Lolita's is a very small boutique-type shop; you can see every corner of the shop from the desk (except the "back room" where they keep the very naughty stuff).  That being said, WHY oh WHY, salesladies, do you sit on my ass from the moment I walk into the store?  I went with my friend Shannon and the two saleswomen immediately latched onto us.  They literally followed about two steps behind us, even when I went one way and she went the other.  If we paused to examine an item, the lady would ask if she could get that in our size.  Every SINGLE time we stopped.  This is not an exaggeration.  Two or three times, okay, they were trying to be helpful.  But I couldn't even stop to look at something without being told what sizes it came in, what colors, did I want to buy it, because if I did she would take it up to the register for me.

These women followed us to every rack we went to, stood behind us at every wall display, and tailed us at each shelving unit.  I was getting pretty tense with this lady breathing down my neck, so I finally turned around and said (rather politely) that I was just looking and I'd let her know if I needed any help.  She responded "Okay" and continued following me around.  It was so annoying that we finally just left without buying anything.

If only this were an isolated incident.  I went there alone recently and the SAME thing happened.  The woman followed me EVERYWHERE.  If they were worried about stealing, they could have just watched me from the desk.  As I mentioned, you can literally see the whole store from there.  If they're trying to make commission, annoying people to death is certainly not the way to do it.  When I took out my cell phone to answer a text, the saleslady leapt in front of me, pointed her finger in my face, and shouted, "We DON'T allow cell phones in this store!"  What the fuck?  I left immediately, without saying another word.  God.  I'm never going there again.  I thought about writing a letter to their management to tell them that their aggressive saleswomen were really deterring any business there, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.  Just, ugh.  Leave me alone, I want to browse in peace.  And eff off my phone.
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