Remember that scene with Julia Roberts? where the snooty assistant in the shop on Rodeo Drive won't serve her? and then Julia has the BEST EVER revenge when she goes back with unlimited funds and says 'big mistake...huge!'.
Well I was reminded of that yesterday, and although a) obviously I look NOTHING like Julia (I know...you're shocked right?) and b) I do not have unlimited funds but there was a shiny shilling or two in my purse, I obviously had that 'no, she is old/fat/poor/not worth bothering with' look about me in Hobbs yesterday. There were 3 or 4 assistants (ha!) and I had to do the 'excuse me....do you have?' request to one of them, who cocked her head on one side and spoke to me as if I were a poor beggar lady. Without moving from her spot about 20 feet from me she said 'No.. but try online'.
To make matters worse, they were concentrating on filling up champagne glasses. Now don't get me wrong and think 'aha Libby was after a free glass of bubbly' and that is what caused my irritation. No, as much as I like a glass of fizz, I would have declined, as cheap warm stuff in a hot store on a Saturday lunchtime, when I am driving anyway, is not what I would have had, but the orange juice looked tempting. What really pissed me off is that they didn't even offer it to me! There didn't seem to be any visiting slebs or big bosses in the store and so I presume the drinks were a festive tipple for the customers........or rather some customers.
I took my shiny shillings elsewhere.