Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Enough with the attitude

So it turns out I can fly back to the UK for Christmas on Friday, not Saturday. Which means Saturday becomes a Shopping Day. Yay!

I thought I'd call a couple of dress shops and see if I could try on some big white numbers. (I actually already have a dress, but that's another story for another day - I am still looking!) I just called my first shop. Conversation went something like this:

Me – I know it’s a long shot, but do you have any appointments free to try on dresses this Saturday?

Them – when is your wedding?

Me – May 2010

Them – well it’s too early for you to have an appointment

Me – but I don’t live in the UK, so I am back for Christmas and then not again until late 2009

Them – well by then it will be too late to order a dress for May 2010

Me – I know. Which is why I was hoping to get an appointment this Saturday; I have a free day in London I didn’t know I was going to have… and so I was hoping to try some dresses

Them – do you really expect to be able to pick a dress in one day?

Me – erm, maybe

Them – that would be very unusual.

Me – So do you have any appointments?

Them – no.

Erm, hello... I would like to come and try on dresses in your shop and potentially spend thousands of pounds. If you are too busy, could you at least be polite when you tell me that. I mean, seriously!


Miss Trini said...

Oh my. I do find the whole wedding dress shop thing to be a bit surreal... Here's hoping you find a more polite one with lots of loveliness in it!
And oh my goodness, how organised are you? Baking cakes and whatnot 18 months in advance? Whoa!! Looking forward to what you get up to next though...

Miss Trini said...

P.S. I'm almost finished planning a wedding from a great distance. It's quite an adventure!

Krista said...

Ouch - that's just rude. Grr. What do they care if you order your dress too early?