Monday, July 19, 2010

Have you ever had anyone follow/track you in a store to make sure that you didn't steal anything?

I stopped by Sephora yesterday and was shocked to find myself followed the entire time I was in the store. Now, I've been going to the same Sephora for years and recognize (by name!!!) almost everyone in the store, so for me to be followed is just insulting as I've been spending tons of money there for years. While I was browsing a woman was following me. I know the word following makes me sound paranoid, but every time I turned around she was a few meters behind me, watching me. My eyes made contact with hers several time as well and she would quickly look down. Later on she asked me about a couple of teal Urban Decay eyeshadows I'd picked up, compared, and put back. She was like, "You put them back? You didn't like them?" The entire time she's looking down at my clothing to see if maybe I pocketed one of them. Ugh, so blatantly insulting. I know that I probably shouldn't feel insulted as she's just doing her job, but she treated me as if I'd already stolen something, and made me feel so uncomfortable. I almost felt pressured into buying something just to prove that I don't steal. Has this ever happened to you?

1 comment:

  1. Well, now you know how a lot of black people feel. I get it all of the time and it is degrading and insulting. It doesn't matter if you spend a lot of money or not, no one should feel this way.