NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER! Or a dish by its color!

I read this this morning and it gave me a giggle so I thought I would share it with you, I hope you like it ! It was written by Mariam Heydari of Washington D.C. in her book “The Specialty Shop”


One Sunday morning in 1983, the day before we were having the grand opening of the store, we were still working inside the shop, nailing and tacking, although the window displays were done, when a really scruffy, disheveled-looking man with wild hair, unshaven, and wearing torn blue jeans, walked in, pointed to an ensemble in the window and said, “I’ll take that. I need size 8 and that looks like it.” He didn’t even ask the price! It was about $900, I think. Anyway, I was new to the business and nervous, and this was the first customer. I told him it wasn’t size 8 and went to look for one. Meanwhile, I was thinking that the man didn’t look like he could afford anything, and how was I going to handle this? As it turned out, he had been right and the outfit in the window was size 8. I asked him if he had a credit card, which, to my relief, he produced, and told me that he knew his wife would really like the outfit. I asked him for his address. He said, “Here or in London?” London? So I said both, which he gave me. By this time I was really mystified. Then I asked for his phone number. Again, he said, “Here or in London?” Again, I took both, and he told me to send the package to his London address because his wife was there, and he was doing a concert here. I concert? I looked at his name and certainly had never heard of him. So when I got home that night, I asked my son, “Did you ever hear of a Mick Jagger?”

I think why I like this story is because, many times, people lose sight of what’s important-respect! In retail, and life, we are all the same, no matter who we are, what we look like, or what we do. We all deserve the same treatment as the next person. Merry Christmas to all!

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Comment by chris shea on December 20, 2013 at 8:10am
That is a great story. And the bottom paragraph is splendid.
Life is beautiful if you expect it to be!
Thanks Frank!

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