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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by coachvu
That's sort of like asking a customer if they are wearing boxers or briefs.

It's nothing at all like asking whether someone is wearing boxers or briefs -- why on earth would that be relevant?
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by Quirk
I would never let a customer try on a shirt without an undershirt on. Ugh.

Are you a store owner or a sales associate?
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by Quirk
It's nothing at all like asking whether someone is wearing boxers or briefs -- why on earth would that be relevant?
Well, some might think that if the customer wishes to try on pants, it's relevant whether they are wearing one or the other - even if it doesn't matter which.
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by Quirk
It's nothing at all like asking whether someone is wearing boxers or briefs -- why on earth would that be relevant?

Meaning that this is also a personal question that is none of the sales person's business.
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Well, some might think that if the customer wishes to try on pants, it's relevant whether they are wearing one or the other - even if it doesn't matter which.

Maybe a better question would be "are you wearing underwear" at all? I knew several folks who would "let their boys run free" during my college years.
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by gdl203
Are you a store owner or a sales associate?

?
Neither.
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Well, some might think that if the customer wishes to try on pants, it's relevant whether they are wearing one or the other - even if it doesn't matter which.


It's probably relevant whether they are wearing underwear -- I would think you would assume that to be the case, though it may well not be. It would be rude to ask whether they are wearing underwear because the common presumption is that any reasonable facsimile of a gentleman would be, particularly if he expects to try on a pair of pants in a shop. Whereas it's quite common and acceptable for a man not to wear an undershirt, so it's hardly rude to ask whether someone is wearing one when he makes a request to try on a shirt that someone other customer may wish to try on or buy in the future. It's certainly far more polite to insist that everyone wear an undershirt than to try to assess on an individual basis whether a particular person or another exceeds the acceptable threshold of moisture.
post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by coachvu
Meaning that this is also a personal question that is none of the sales person's business.

It's not a casual inquiry out of curiosity. It's directly relevant given that the customer is asking to try on a shirt. Don't be difficult.
post #39 of 40
Maybe they could give all the customers towels so they can dry themselves before they try on the shirts.
post #40 of 40
This is easily solved. A locker room with showers should be provided for those who wish to try on a shirt...
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