I know it’s tough working retail, and I know the employees are usually just “following orders,” but if The Powers That Be at Bath & Body Works somehow get the chance to read this, PLEASE: tell your employees to throttle back on the hard-sell tactics. It’s getting to the point where I hate shopping there.
[a second after entering the store]
“HI!! Welcome to Bath & Body Works!!!! Our 3-wick candles are only $12 right now!”
[two seconds later] “Here, smell THIS one! It’s NEW! And it’s only $12 if you buy it today!! My name is Candy–let me know if you need anything!”
[four seconds later] “So are you shopping for anyone special? Have you seen our lotions, 3 for $12? How about a hand sanitzer 5 for $15? I love this one HERE SMELL IT, SMELL IT NOW”