I went to ABC Mall Achrafieh this morning to have breakfast with my cousin. After breakfast, we decided to hit the shops.
While browsing inside one of the shops, a Saudi women walked into the store. Naturally, the saleswoman ignored my cousin and I to attend to the ‘khaliji’ lady.
Items in the store had no price tags for some reason.
“How much is this piece?” asked the lady. Saleswoman replied without checking the pricelist:
Shocked, the Saudi lady put the piece back.
“And how much is this one? Saudi lady asked again.
Lowering her price, and again without checking the pricelist, the saleswoman replied “$500.”
Saudi woman looked at us, smiled, and put the piece back on the rack.
Right then, she decided to give the saleswoman a piece of her mind.
Imagine a Saudi Julia Roberts in that infamous Pretty Woman scene…
“You just lost a customer.”
“We have the same collection back home and it’s half the price. You still have this notion that because I’m from Saudi, it’s ok to rip me off. When will you learn not to take advantage of tourists? It’s my fault I chose to spend my shopping money in Lebanon. Let your items collect dust on your rack.”
Kudos to the Saudi woman. Other retailers, take note.