This has been the retail week of H...E.....double toothpicks for me!
The hubs has been tied up on a construction job...so that leaves me in the consignment gallery every day ALL day! Now granted..we have the wimpiest retail hours under the face of the sun
but even 10-4...is WAYYY to long to suffer fools! I can't take it! I'm weak and impatient, and sassy, and sarcastic...and REALLY cheap, stupid ANNOYING people make me MORE so!
Dear Santa...this year...PLEASE leave me the gift of patience under my Christmas Tree..pleasssseeee!
I need it badly and I know it is my ultimate earth plane lesson because it gets TESTED double, time...even TRIPLE time during 'season' in FL.
Examples of patience needed situations today. YES these all occured in ONE single day...within a six hour time span.
Question...is this the BEST price you can give me on this chair?
Me: Why yes it is...in fact as you see from the ORANGE sticker tag that says "MOVE IT" pricing MARK DOWN.... that I just put on today...it's a VERY good price for a beautiful chair!
Note the chair to the far right corner...beautiful chair agreed? Comfy, happy color, fashionable rattan with leather wrappings, not the cheap~o raffia ones. A $300 dollar chair retail marked down to $169...good price right? To the typical informed shopper this would be a no brainer deal. To the moroons that I deal with..this is too much money.
If you don't like the price...fine...don't buy the chair...but DON'T insult the little shop owner with your needless wheedling and cheapster~whining..it's ANNOYING!
Conversation continues and her husband (the REAL pro)....jumps in.
"Well what about this foot stool?"
Me: "Yes it's marked down to an even BETTER sales price also. That's $119 reduced from $159, it matches the chair perfectly and it's very well constructed.
Husband: "Well, would you take $200 for both!"
Me: Insulted now..."What..... that would only be $30 for the footstool! I think NOT!"
Husband, thinking he's EVER so sly..."Well, you CAN'T sell the footstool without the chair now then CAN you?" Glances over at the wife with a smug smile on his face.
Me: Why yes, as a matter of fact I can, I have another one available...and oh...by the way...another chair that matches it also. This is a VERY good price on both items..they are top of the line. I turn on my heel to walk over to another customer who is waving frantically at me.
Husband: "Well, we aren't going to pay that much!"
Me: "Alrighty then, no problem...a more INFORMED customer will certainly recognize the value of this sale and snap them right up and be happy with their find!"
What I REALLY want to say...is...don't let the door hit your tailbone on the way OUT..and maybe you should be shopping garage sales for your idea of what a real sale is. But don't expect top of the line merchandise for what you are willing to pay. The two just DON'T go together now do they?
Another lovely customer (the one waving frantically for me) on a 94"X54" oval 1/2" glass beveled table top with a beautiful black wrought iron base. Marked down to $999 for the entire set. Honestly the GLASS alone is worth this price.
Question: "Wow, I really love this table, but I don't like the black base can you reduce the price because I have to have it painted?"
Me: "No, the glass alone is worth that price, but it's very easy to paint with the advanced spray paints that they have out today. You could do it in 1/2 hour or less and have an absolutely gorgeous table at a real bargain!"
Retort: "I don't do paint."
Me: "Oh...well maybe you could have someone do it for you?" Thinking...wow...if you are so discriminating then why are you in a consignment gallery in the first place?
Question: "Will you deduct the price that it will cost me to do that?"
Me: In full out annoyance mode..."Wow...I've never been asked for a labor discount before, that's a new one...even for me!"
I'm telling you...honest spot on TRUTH...this kind of nonsense went on ALL day long!
I SO need a day off from stupid! Or...maybe CHEAP and stupid..they really seem to go hand in hand! I came home tonight so annoyed..that I almost ate my frustrations..a common method I would have resorted to in the past.
Instead I had two Stella beers and drank them! AND...believe me I could have kept going..but I'm doing Spark therapy and blogging them away instead!
Oh..please dear Santa...leave me patience for fools under my Christmas tree this year...I'm SO gonna need it. It isn't even January yet!