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    I used to work at Nordstrom's, so customer service at a clothing store (or any store for that matter) is kind of a big deal for me. It really is an art to be helpful without hovering, and I appreciate an eye that desires to dress the body, not judge it.

    It's too bad that you weren't helped well enough. I reward my business with good business people, and I let them know it. I love being helped, and am on first name basis with some of the sales people at my favorite stores. Let them know they dropped the ball.
    The only place I had a serious problem was Urban Outfitters. The bitch totally deserved an earful, but I was so shocked at what she said that I just dropped all my shit on the floor in front of her and walked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djbionik View Post
    I used to work at Nordstrom's, so customer service at a clothing store (or any store for that matter) is kind of a big deal for me. It really is an art to be helpful without hovering, and I appreciate an eye that desires to dress the body, not judge it.

    It's too bad that you weren't helped well enough. I reward my business with good business people, and I let them know it. I love being helped, and am on first name basis with some of the sales people at my favorite stores. Let them know they dropped the ball.
    The only place I had a serious problem was Urban Outfitters. The bitch totally deserved an earful, but I was so shocked at what she said that I just dropped all my shit on the floor in front of her and walked out.
    I'm fairly sure "hovering" did not cause Courtney to leave mid-shopping. That's like leaving mid-coitus, holy shit. I don't think I've ever been ill treated by any sales rep anywhere. Cashier? Yes. But not someone who was supposed to be helping me with the products. I would really like to know what happened!

    Also, what did they say to you at Urban Outfitters D;
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    It wasn't really overtly horrible service. I'm sure the salesperson was just having a bad day. We're all only human. I just didn't want to deal with it.

    What happened was that I was browsing, and she came over to ask if I needed any help. I told her I was looking to create a 1920s look and specifically needed to pick up some black-ish matte shadow for a deep recessed eye look and deep red lipstick with a little bit of a brown or purple undertone to do an accentuated cupid's bow lip, and asked if she had any suggestions. I noted I always have a hard time finding lipstick that works for my skin tone, and would love a few suggestions.

    She seemed somewhat annoyed by my request, and said I should pull up photos on my phone of what sort of look I was going for, and then we could go from there. I did, and then she said "that's not really a 1920s look." And then proceeded to point out one brown eye shadow that could work, and one classic red lipstick. I asked if we could see how the products looked on my skin, and she sighed like it was some sort of imposition to have to do that. She wiped off the lipstick tube and handed it to me to apply, and when I did I realized it wasn't quite the color I was looking for. So I said I liked it but it was a little more "coral-ish" than what I was looking for. She responded, "that's not coral." And then stood there and stared at me.

    I guess upon typing that I'm realizing it wasn't really anything overtly horrible that the sales person said or did. I was just finding the whole interaction really tremendously unpleasant, because she clearly did not want to be there helping me. So I walked over to Sephora and bought some Smashbox products instead.
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    It sounds like you were actually expecting her to do her job. How ridiculous!?
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    She is being paid to help and service you, and to make you feel like you are a bother to her in any way is awful. I'm glad you chose to take your business elsewhere.
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    She probably didn't know how to help Courtney. Her knowledge and position at the make-up counter was at question, so she did what every successful woman does . . . she feigned tedium and pretended to know more than her customer

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    Okay, so she was maybe just a little clueless or couldn't be bothered to help you try on makeup and pick out something. (For what it's worth, I can't remember ever running into that problem -- people working a makeup counter are really pretty eager to get you to try things on since then you'll probably buy it). I don't think I've shopped at MAC specifically more than once (I don't really like their products much), but service seems pretty standard from counter to counter.

    Next time maybe ask if there is another person working the counter who can help? Or ask if there is a manager present? Perhaps it seems a bit bitchy, but if I'm not getting the help I need, I'm pretty quick to ask for a manager (nicely). Not to get the employee in trouble, but to get the help I need.

    Was this in a department store with other cosmetic brand counters? I seriously can't even imagine why they'd be so unhelpful when obviously you could just go to another counter.

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    Anyone have a recommendation for a retinol night cream for sensitive skin? I feel like I've gotten way too lucky so far and should start actively doing something to prevent wrinkles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    Anyone have a recommendation for a retinol night cream for sensitive skin? I feel like I've gotten way too lucky so far and should start actively doing something to prevent wrinkles...
    My skin is really sensitive and I really like L'Oreal products. They have a night cream in a blue jar that I really like, and their active nutrition cream with SPF is great for daytime.
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    So, as we all know by now, Gwyneth Paltrow has it soooo much harder as a working mom/ACTOR (emphasis on the first syllable) than, you know, all the multitudes of regular 9-5 moms out there, poor dear. In light of this disturbing development, I feel we women ought to show Gwyneth our support and solidarity by encouraging Disney/Marvel to reduce her workload/many hardships by recasting her part as Pepper Potts. What say you, ladies? I say Amy Adams or Isla Fisher would be a good replacement.





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    Is sending a MASS TEXT that inevitably tons of strangers reply all to of your totally staged engagement day (not like, engagement photos, but the day that the fiancee 'officially' proposes to you, even though he's already proposed, but now you've picked out the ring you want and that is not a surprise because you told him where you wanted it to happen) obnoxious, or am I being a total bitch? If it's totally the norm now, and not obnoxious, will lady society at least sanction my annoyance that you included your brand new dog IN THE STAGED ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS?

    Also, a bought a cute yellow dress for Coachella today. And new flats. And a hat.

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    Wait, those are two different people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    Is sending a MASS TEXT that inevitably tons of strangers reply all to of your totally staged engagement day (not like, engagement photos, but the day that the fiancee 'officially' proposes to you, even though he's already proposed, but now you've picked out the ring you want and that is not a surprise because you told him where you wanted it to happen) obnoxious, or am I being a total bitch? If it's totally the norm now, and not obnoxious, will lady society at least sanction my annoyance that you included your brand new dog IN THE STAGED ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS?

    Also, a bought a cute yellow dress for Coachella today. And new flats. And a hat.
    Annoyance warranted. Mass texts are always annoying if you have no choice in receiving them. Especially if the content would be better suited for an alternative communication method.

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    Also, a lot of phones have the option to disable "reply all" in essence, so it's annoying that more people don't opt out of the mass texting.

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    The one time I got a mass text from someone trying to promote their home based business products I immediately asked to be removed from the addressees on the message and she was super offended. I couldn't believe she thought doing that was okay.
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    mass texting is really only ok if the group all knows each other and would be cool with it. for example, with my two oldest friends, we sometimes send a group text so we can all talk about something together, but not often. my parents and i also text together. in general though it's annoying.

    i also find the whole engagement thing especially annoying in your example. like you said, it wasn't a surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    Also, a lot of phones have the option to disable "reply all" in essence, so it's annoying that more people don't opt out of the mass texting.
    Why do you think I have so many unread messages? The only reason why I don't opt out of the "reply all" is because of my family. My mom, brothers and I always mass text each other. Outside of my family circle, I try to be conscientious about replying to only the sender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    It sounds like you were actually expecting her to do her job. How ridiculous!?
    On the subject of sales people doing their job: I received a gift certificate for H&M. It was a promotional thing, therefore items bought were non-returnable/exchange. I did not save my receipt because of this. When I arrived home, I found that 4 of my items still had sensors on them! I did not save my receipt. I read somewhere that a woman attempted to bring her item back to get the sensor taken off and was accused of shop lifting. What to do? It was early during store hours. Not that busy. How can this happen?
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    Buy a really high powered magnet (eBay) and take them off yourself. That's how people shoplift. Or I have heard about something about freezing them off in the freezer. You'll have to google it. And for the record I have only shop lifted once in my life and I was around 5 and stole a Disney princess pencil I wanted. I still carry the guilt. Haha.

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