I recently went to Tiffany's with two friends. The salesperson was dismissive. Nothing feels worse than being treated like you are not worthy.The question is how to respond.
- Be snooty back so she knows how it feels? This is usually ineffective, and will carry over to the next person with whom I interact. I am left charged with this negative energy.
- Be super nice? Strangely fun and sometimes effective. The recipient will choose to receive this offering neutrally or positively, and I will raise my mood for my next interaction. Keep the snowball rolling in the right direction!
- Ignore the waves of negativity. They have nothing to do with me. The person may be having a bad day or may be a generally negative person. Either way I do no accept her mood into my day.
It is a choice. Today I chose #3.
By the way after this little exchange we went to the Park Hyatt and were treated like royalty. We were greeted warmly at every meeting point, escorted to the next hand-off, greeted again and just generally made to feel welcome.
I wonder if our salesperson had the same reception wherever she went next?
Choose your response.