Wander into a Best Buy, where supposedly the blue shirts aren’t on commission, and but you will get bugged at least once in every aisle that you pause in to look at product ” Can I help you? ”
After the 2nd or third “No thankyou, just browsing” I feel more like saying “When I need help.. I’ll be looking around for a blue shirt or standing at a counter waiting my turn. It’ll be real obvious that I want help”.
Of course even just getting a bit curt with them will result in them claiming that they just want to help and that they are not on commision. No of course you aren’t on commission but I’ll bet you won’t have a job if you don’t get x number of sales or n number of extended warranties and other sales sugar per week..
Almost makes me want to organize one of these.
Flip Side, when I’m in a store like, oh, London Drugs and I need to get a new Braun Clean-and-charge cartridge (why the hell does the London Drugs near me keep those locked up and at one across town they are out in the open??). I know the sales critters are busy, I see them scurrying to help other people. I queue up. I wait. Wait. And Wait.
Nearly at the point of waited-enough (10 min for me, usually) and I’m just about ready to start yelling “Who wants to take my money? I know exactly what I want to buy and it will take very little effort for you to get the thing I want out of the locked cabinet and take my money. Money here. I want to spend money!”
So yeah, conundrum. I want it both ways.
Maybe a flashing neon hat that flashes red for “stay the hell away from me” and soothing blue or green for “come get the money!” ?