There were 5-6 sales people between home appliances and the electronics department, and since it was a sales weekend, they were all fairly busy.
We looked around for a bit, we found a good tv at a reasonable price, and looked for a free sales associate.
I found one, who was looking around with a glazed, bored look on his face. I approached him. When I got to about 2 feet in front of him (and he is looking right at me) he turns his back to me.
Okaaaaayyy. I have worked retail for 13 years, I know a deliberate avoidance when I see one.
So I hunt down another sales associate. She happened to be assigned to home appliances that day, and offers to take me to a free associate in home electronics.
We look over, and I realize that she means to take me to the guy I just tried to approach.
So I turn to her and say: "Well, I know that you work on commission, and I would really like the commission to go to someone who doesn't ignore me and is not clipping his fingernails on the sales floor!
She was about as appalled as I was.