Thanks but I'll take my business elsewhere.

“Do you sell Linksys routers?”
“Yeeeesss.”
“I'm looking for one in particular - BEFSR41.”
“Is there a reason why?”
“......because that's the one I want.”

Why the hell do salesmen** in computer stores always ask me to explain my choices? It's none of their damn business why I want something. They either have it or they don't.

I do my research online before I go shopping. I read specs, I read reviews, I check for compatibility issues when necessary, I ask for advice from those more knowledgeable than me. So when I actually get to the store, I know exactly what I want.

But every bloody time, I get questioned. “Are you sure that's what you really want?” Does this happen to men, too? Or does the fact that I have breasts imply that I couldn't possibly know what I'm talking about?

It pisses me off, I tell ya.

**maybe women too but it's only happened to me with men.


Posted by Ripley on July 15, 2003