March 30, 2010
A Week in Letters: Day 1
Dear Pushy Saleswoman at the Mall,
Thank you for trying to push your product on me. Despite the fact that I was polite and said :"no thank you" at least 5 times. Thank you for buffing my fingernail for me. Yes, it does look nice, but no, I'm sorry to say: It's NOT magic.
I was wondering, does flattery really get you sales? Really? Because telling me that I looked 16 didn't really do it for me. Yes, everyone wants to hear they look younger than they actually are, but really? And yes. I do have 4 children. I'm not lying. Despite your protests that I look AMAZING for having had 4 children, I am still about 8 sizes bigger than you are. Which makes me believe the flattery even less.
Also, I have to let you in on a little secret. Very few mother's of four are going to fork over $50 for a little fingernail buffer and a tube of cream. Because very few mother's of four have $50 to blow on what ever they want. There's this little thing called a recession right now. Maybe you've heard of it? So, no. I don't think you're giving me a good deal.
*Image from here.
Sent out into the void by Rachel Ward at 6:35 AM