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post #46 of 63
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post
One time I was sitting on the couch at Barney's women's shoe department while my wife was looking at shoes. I was futzing around with my phone. I had a shopping bag at my feet. It was winter and I was wearing heavy jacket. A woman came up to me and asked for help with shoes.

If you don't shoot, you don't score.
post #47 of 63
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WTF is wrong with you! Not a big fan of black humour I guess?

What's race got to do with it?
post #48 of 63
I haven't been confused as a salesman at a store, but....

Last fall, I was leaning up against my new red Corvette at the gas station while pumping gas. I was feeling pretty good about myself as I had lost a lot of weight. I had on some new non-old man jeans, custom alligator boots, a great suede leather jacket and a nice pair of Maui Jim sunglasses. An attractive lady pulled up on the other side of the gas pumps and got out and started filling up her car. I was facing the other direction but obviously looked over at her when she pulled in. After a minute of so, she said, "hi pretty boy!" That just doesn't happen to me. I was pretty pleased that all my hard work at the gym was paying off. I turned around to face her and said, "hi, how are you!" She quickly responded, "I was talking to my dog." Sure enough, her dog was poking his head out the back window. All I could say was, "oh, sorry."

Talk about going from a high to a low.
post #49 of 63
Hehe. Nice story.
post #50 of 63
There are earlier threads on this. Years ago, I was at Filene's Basement during lunch. A guy approached me and said "Can you show me where your suspenders are?" I said "Sure" and opened my jacket to show him. He smiled blankly for about 5 seconds and finally said "Oh, you don't work here?"
I nodded and then advised him on his search for suspenders.
post #51 of 63
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
WTF is wrong with you! Not a big fan of black humour I guess?

it was on the edge to begin with, but the lol put it over the top.

kids drowning by accident and lol do not go together ever in my opinion. just isnt funny to me. even in DT. maybe im being stuck up but it just comes off as wrong to me.
post #52 of 63
I'm working on a few designs now, so I've been making more frequent trips to a fabric store. If you're a guy, and you carry a heavy yard-long spool of fabric around, *everybody* thinks you work there.
post #53 of 63
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post
it was on the edge to begin with, but the lol put it over the top.

kids drowning by accident and lol do not go together ever in my opinion. just isnt funny to me. even in DT. maybe im being stuck up but it just comes off as wrong to me.

Fair enough, Stitchy.

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What's race got to do with it?

Not really sure if comment is serious.
post #54 of 63
All the time
post #55 of 63
I've been mistaken for a J. Crew model on the street by a J Crew worker. I've also been mistaken for a sales clerk in their store.
I'm pretty sure that anything in the territory of business casual will get you this question though.
Aside from the ones with dull wits who can't tell a bespoke anything from a Men's warehouse. All they say is oh that looks nice on you.
post #56 of 63
hi all, first post as i have been looking into this forum for few months now. yes funny someone actually asked this question !! many times. I think if you go shopping wearing brand new cloths other people will think you work in the store(which i do... buy cloths during the week ....wear them on weekend to do more shopping!!!).
post #57 of 63
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
Fair enough, Stitchy.



Not really sure if comment is serious.

I was joking.
post #58 of 63
Only ever in shoe shops, oddly enough.
post #59 of 63
No, but I have been mistaken for a mannequin while I was waiting for my partner to come out of the changing room.
post #60 of 63
A kid once came up to me in a clothing shop and asked the price of something. And I was ready to inwardly complain "Do I look like a salesperson?"
But then her mother came and said to her: "he's not a salesman, he's not even dressed right". Now the salespeople at this place are pretty well-dressed so I was actually quite miffed about the woman's remark.
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