(Classic @ 01 July 2004, 11:23) I do not know why, but every time I visit an Armani store, I get the worst possible service. Whether I am being served by a "kid" who knows nothing, or by a "seasoned professional", their attitude and "holier than thou" tone is primary. It is as if they are trained to treat their customers badly. Regardless of whether I am dressed in a business suit, or in shorts and t-shirt, the service has always been terrible. Particular mention goes to the staff at the Outlet Store in Orlando, who displayed superstar levels of arrogance. Classic Armani: tell me about it. l have had nothing but rude service from people (young kids and the boss) at Armani. ln one Armani store (in a dept store mind you), l am always ignored [no matter what l wear, Armani or not]. They always have dumb looking kids that just smile at you and don't want to help. At the other Armani store/boutique, there is the owner who is very snobby. Eventhough l sometimes go in there wearing Georgio Armani, he always states: do you know this costs $**** and other such non-sense. These days l just tell him how ordinary his suits are and why they are so ordinary and state 10 reasons why l would prefer to shop at Borrelli. l also tell him that the reason he looks so stressed and miserable is because he doesn't sell enough Armani: l also tell him that he doesn't sell enough Armani because he has a bad attitude and that l tell everyone possible to avoid him because of his attitude. Needless to say., this idiot hates my guts. l speak to the guy like he is a little kid. The people at Farragamo are idiots too. They don't know anything. They smile at you [with there stupid looking faces] as if to say: can you afford this because l certainly can't. l tried on a top pair of Farragamo boots ($1,250) once and l had this dopey looking sales person with a stupid look on his face: l would have bought the boots but l didn't like the person. Anyway: the boots l were wearing were much better than the $1,250 Farragamos. At Gucci the salespeople follow you around like a dog. They must think you are going to either steal or wreck something. When you are checking out the clothing, they stand right behind you [even if you are very well dressed]. Talk about the height of rudeness. l am convinced that these people cannot relate to high end shopping: maybe the average shopper would steal something but not the average high end shopper. These sh*tkicker salespeople can only relate to their own experiences. MISS LOUISE The worst shopping experience ever. The shop owner is one of the meanest people around. lt was a rainy Saturday morning and l decided to buy some Jimmi Choos for my girl. l was dressed very ordinary in one of the snobbiest shops around. l was trying to check out the shoes: during the 15 minutes l was asked [rudely and abruptly] around 20 times- can l help you sir? (This shop is the size of a master bedroom). l was also rudely told to stop handling the shoes on [around] 15 occasions. (The sales girls were just in shock at how calm l was for such extreme rudeness). l then proceded to ask the owner about the construction and that l didn't think she offered a quality product for the prices. She was furious and started to shake. l then left. Funny enough: after spending $1,000 else where, l seen her walking along the street after locking up the shop in the arvo: l made out l slipped and knocked her face first into the wet gutter and she ended up tearing her expensive designer clothing. l smiled and told her to watch where she was going. (This women is so mean and up herself that she has a reputation for snubbing everyone but the rich and famous: she loves Kylie Minogue. She is even above free media publicity). Â ADVICE lf anyone asks "can l help you" more than twice tell them hard and abruptly: You have asked me that question twice now, l have have told you, if l need your help l will ask. Always keep the upper hand. Be friendly but firm. Be an arrogant nightmare to snobs. That's a bit extreme do you not think? Besides that she might have sued you. With justification.