Yesterday I took my teenage grandson shopping to get a birthday present for his mum. At only 14 he towers above my 5'7" as he is 6' so in a jokey way I made sure the shop assistant was aware that he was still only a child regardless of his size hoping that she may be a little understanding and helpful without Grandma's intervention. I tried to take a back seat in the process letting him get on with the process of smelling the various perfumes and deciding which one smelt similar to what his mum wears. The rude assistant was getting quite stroppy because he didn't make up his mind within the first 60 seconds and was rushing him to make a decision.
My GS is smartly dressed and very polite and remained so throughout, he never realised how differently the assistant was treating him with her rudeness, arrogance and saying loudly that he should be looking in the 'cheap' section. Why?
I was biting my tongue not to intervene but when he had finally made his decision settling on a £30 bottle of perfume (not particularly cheap in my opinion) I mentioned that I had a discount card valid for their shop and got rudely told they didn't accept vouchers before she even had chance to ask what type of discount card it was.
The final straw however was when I then saw the assistant try to put the clearly marked and used 'Tester Bottle' into the empty box that she had picked up from out the back!! She was fully aware of what she was doing and it wasn't simply an honest lapse of concentration as I saw her look at it and try to turn away from me whilst she boxed it.
I was furious and told GS to put his money away as we were not buying it there. Poor GS hadn't realised and was perplexed when I grabbed his arm and told him we were leaving and they could stick their perfumes.
No wonder teenagers develop a mistrust for the older generation when they are treated so badly.
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