Yesterday lunchtime I went out to buy one of my wife's presents, a pink grapefruit set from The Body Shop. I strolled in and, whammo, the sales assistant was there, telling me what a great set it was and if I was to spend a few pounds more I would also get a free gift set.
No thanks, I have got what I came for.
Maybe there is someone else that you could get a gift for.
No, not really, not right now.
How about something for yourself, do you use any of our men's product ranges?
This made me smile.
Do I look like a guy who uses "products"?
Well, yes. (Smile)
If I hadn't known better I would have thought that this girl, young enough to be my daughter, was hitting on me. All she really wanted, of course, was the sale.
But if you don't we do a great range. Don't you use any face moisturiser, or anything like that?
Very rarely, my current bottle is around 5 years old and it was half empty when my wife passed it on to me.
Having escaped from her, I headed to the checkout.
Do you realise that if you spent an extra few pounds you would also get a free gift set?
I had to laugh.
You are BAD PEOPLE, do you know that? No wonder my daughter spends so much when she comes here! Thank you, but this is all I want. You are BAD PEOPLE.
PS Just saw this story: