Work Experience: Mess Of A Salesman

Who's scarier, shop assistants or customers? Undercover at Stella McCartney

I fear salespeople. They are cooler and better-looking and more confident than I am, and they say "Hi" as soon as I walk into their clothing store, a "Hi" that clearly means, "I don't remember inviting you, and if I had, I think I would have told you to wear something else." This is obviously all part of some sales technique that assumes that I believe I can one day have sex with the salespeople if I buy the right clothes. I am smarter than that.

But I have always suspected that the sales force at top-end clothing stores acts this...

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