The sale season is in and so are our paychecks.There are five shopping etiquette rules to help keep the common manners-related conundrums of retail at bay.
Here are the rules, Take a look!
Keep calm and be polite to everyone:
Salespeople are at your service, but certainly not telepathically. Try not to be rude to them. Being hysterical and making them run errands for silly things may be a bad idea during the already chaotic sale season.
Don’t pick a size XS if yours is Medium:
It’s often the case, the smallest size of a garment gets picked the fastest. So, don’t carry an XS to the trial room when you know that your billowing paunch will not allow you to squeeze into anything smaller than an M or a L. This etiquette holds true in the reverse order too.
Keep your trips to the fitting room short and quick:
Unfortunately, the number of trial rooms don’t double during the discount season. So, galloping in and out of one just to make sure everyone in the family has a glance of you in the new outfit can be annoying for others queuing up in the corridor. Take your own decision eventually, it’s just a piece of cloth.
Quality check is wise, but don’t pull a Sherlock act:
Scrutinizing the fabric for stains, tears or other damage is advisable. But understand that these clothes have been hanging on the shop racks for quite some time, so fussing over the intensity of a dirty hem, lipstick or foundation mark is a waste of time. Not happy, move over to the next.
When at the billing counter, make it fast:
This is the most dreaded zone during the sale season, as the lines seem never ending. Add to it the technical snags and other gaffes by the salespersons. Keep your cash/ card ready and don’t wait until you reach the counter to tunnel inside your bag and delay the process. When in the queue, avoid phone calls, grumbling over petty things or day dreaming