Monday, January 02, 2006

Who, me? Trendy?

This cracks me up. I've been having weight issues during the last year, and while home for Christmas reverted to wearing my sweatpants on all occasions because everything else was too uncomfortable. A couple of days after Christmas I decided to check out the shops near where mom lives, especially Chico's, which was the closest and where I have had success before. Not this time! pitiful selection, and even the sweats on sale were $50! I don't think so!

So I decided I would hold out for the next available trip to Walmart, but while wandering about the shops Ken suggested we look in one to see if they had any pants. The first jeans I saw on a rack at the front of the store were for men, it turned out, and the woman at the counter pointed out that there was a table with women's jeans on sale toward the back of the store. I thanked her for her guidance, and then she proceeded to add, "but you probably won't like them, they're trendy." Um, excuse me? Let me offer you a course in customer service 101. Don't assume you know what I like, what I want, or what I can afford. (Think "Pretty Woman," LOL) She went on to make several other comments that just dug her hole a bit deeper, and I realize that part of her effort was to be helpful, but in short, she blew it! (We'll forget the fact that I couldn't actually afford the $242.00 jeans, LOL! )

From then on there were regular self-references to my trendiness--"I think I'll have the seven-onion soup for lunch, because after all, that's what trendy people eat." Come on, confess, l know that trendy is one of the first words you all would use to describe me!

Ta, darlings!

9 comments:

madcow said...

LOL!!! Oh yes! You and I can be the "Trendy Queens" and one of these days those stick insect snot nose sales assistants will realise it!! LOL
Any day now the world will all be trying to emulate our own particular style - flip flops and sweats will be a fashion statement! Yeah, right. love you! Clare

Pam in Moncton said...

That's one thing I really can't take, salespeople who think they "know you" and what you can or can't afford. That's for the customer to decide. I wouldn't want $200+ jeans either, but I would want to decide that for myself. Marcel went into a car dealership once wearing jeans, and he was much younger, and the salesperson basically treated him like a non-person. They lost a sale. Ah, but you are trendy as you want to be! So am I but my trend is wear my pyjamas as long as possible!
Pam

Kath said...

ROFLOL - you're so trendy!!! I knew it!!! I once was walking across a car lot with a salesman who, halfway across, looked at me and said, "I just can't picture you buying a truck" and I said, "Well then I just can't picture you selling me one" - and proceeded to leave and purchase the vehicle elsewhere. (okay, I ended up with jeep instead of a truck, but you get my point...) kath

Patty said...

thanks for the laugh! don't you love ignorant people! of course you're trendy!

samtzmom said...

Snort, snort, snort... giggle, giggle... up my nose the coffee goes! Trendy indeed! Yep, that's one of the first adjectives I'd use to describe you dearest.... wink, wink. You should have taken one of each style into the dressing room so she'd have to refold them and put them back up! Then, laugh as you exited and said, "Coldwater Creek you are not, but thanks." Off to pour myself some more trendy coffee.... and get a tissue to wipe my nose.

Ruth said...

Anne, you are trendy in your own mind and that is what counts. What is trendy anyway? Someone who follows a 'trend', does it really matter which one? Tracky dacs and windcheaters are indeed a trend (a trend from the 70s I think). So you just go back and tell that girl you dont even like her jeans as they are not as trendy as she thinks! It is not the price tag that makes them trendy, it is whether she can sell them to anyone, and she does seem to be off to a poor start.

janet said...

Hi Anne!!
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janet said...

Hi Anne!!
I'm kinda sad I didnt know you had a blog!! You can add me to your blog links if you would like to visit my blog if you want to!! One of my New Years resolutions is to visits my friends Blogs NO LESS then twice a week so I dont loose touch with you guys since I dont loose touch with you guys and I need to write the other EB's since I dont see them much. Nice to see you!! Hope all is well and I will read up on your daily doing's!! janet from another planet!!
http://spaces.msn.com/members/PlanetsGalaxy/

Kip said...

there's one thing most sales people are and that isn't trendy...I think you're the epitome of trendy my dear!

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