Being in a rush, grabbing something then finding someone had used it as a tester. This has happened to me recently with:
1) Hair wax. Big finger well, where someone had scraped some out. Do you really need to test hair wax? Maybe its a consistency issue. But this is Shockwaves, darling, not Bumble and Bumble so you don’t get a tester.
2) Hair creme – strands of hair in it – yes REALLY. Not happy as I picked one away from the front and still it had been defacated by Vicky Pollards of the world.
3) Eye pencils. Had a thing about GOSH eye pencils a while ago and they had a 3 for 2 offer – couldn’t find three that had not be opened or smushed to pieces. To be honest, Superdrug need to take care of their counters better but it was really quite gross.
So with amusement, I read this article in the awfulness that is the Daily Mail, about a 12 year old girl Hannah Gilbert who tested a brand new polish and was held back by security staff for doing so.
I’m not saying the staff weren’t a tad heavy handed – but I mean, really! Why aren’t brats taught a few shopping lessons by their mothers? Why is a 12 year old wondering round a shopping centre by herself anyway? If she couldn’t afford to buy the polish why did she bother testing it?
But as the Daily Mail points out, she is a ‘grammar’ school girl. That means she’s not a Chav. She’s allowed to do this. And it was just one thumb nail. Who cares if she has a fungal infection? You probably won’t catch it when you take the same bottle home…
Anyway I have a cousin who is 13 and she also has a penchant for nail polish. If I took her shopping and she opened a new bottle of polish to try even though there was no tester (if there’s no tester, you can’t test, no?) and then got caught doing it, I would willingly pay for the item, stand on both her feet and strangle her for having no respect for property that isn’t hers.
Hey – I should be a security guard at boots!