Originally Posted by Bexcellence
How many people do you think do this?
I once went into a store because I was waiting to meet someone and I had some downtime. The SA approached me asking if I needed help and I said "No, just browsing."
She looked at me like I told her I was a convicted rapist.
First things first: are you a convicted (or accused) rapist or sex offender? That could explain a lot.
I'm not the window-shopping type. When I go into stores, it's usually because I want to buy something. Every once in a while, I'll pass a window and see something that I like, but I won't go into the store unless there's a real chance that I'll buy it. That's just me. If I walk out of a store without buying anything, then it's usually because they didn't have what I wanted (at the price that I wanted) or the thing seem as appealing in person. The reaction that you get depends more on the store culture than anything else. Some managers instruct the employees to be suspicious of the "just lookin'" crowd.