As seasoned as I am on make up counters, there are times, when faced with a full frontal Sales Assistant attack that I just cannot defend myself.
She’s too scary.
She’s too forceful.
She’s too good at giving me reasons why I need her product.
She is already calculating what to spend her bonus on.
Me at the till:
Some people say that they can just walk away regardless…
I tend to find myself fairly strong on make up counters, but I do get highly irritated by extremely pushy sales people with no tact:
Me: “I’ll take the cleanser but I don’t really need any other skincare right now”
SA: “Well your skin sure looks like it needs our skincare. I’d say it was urgent”
(Real conversation. Brand begins with ‘N’.)
But its not the bitches you need to worry about – its the really sweet pretty ones with big smiles, the ones that stare at you intently whilst whispering…”No pressure. Honest.”
In Asia they are even worse. In Hong Kong, the pressure selling borders on maniacal. I’ve had a woman grab me by the arm and insist that I needed her slimming tummy gel, and I remember being with my mum as she was pressure sold £500 worth of Ultima II skincare (she blamed me, naturally).
So tell me: