Monday, September 12, 2022

A good salesperson


The volunteer salesperson heard me exclaim over a very reasonably-priced doll's house in the charity shop. She was with me in an instant.

"Go on, you know you want it!"
"We're going to see my granddaughter in Italy. She'd love it."
"There we are then"
"But Husband will have a fit if I go home with this and say we've got to get it in the car."
"It comes apart."
"Does it?"

We both stare at it as if expecting it to separate into its constituent parts.
"Yes, I'm sure it does. You've got to take it. She'll love you for it."
I bite my lips and see another woman eyeing it up. 
"Okay, I'll take it! You're sure it comes apart?"
"Yes. I expect so."

And what do you know? It did. (After a bit of muttering and grumbling about sales persons.)


Boud said...

Arriving with a doll house! What a grandma. You can help her play with it. Dress dolls. Make play food. Make a tiny jigsaw puzzle..

Kathy G said...

That salesperson IS good!

Anonymous said...

My mother would have loved it. I can remember her carrying mine home on the tram while coping with five year-old me and tickets in the rush hour in '50s Glasgow.

Marie Smith said...

Glad it did come apart!

Ole Phat Stu said...

Tell her its an IKEA practice kit for when she grows up.

PipeTobacco said...

I think that will be so fun to give your grand-daughter…. and use it with her in play.


Polly said...

That's a lovely gift.

Ole Phat Stu said...

R U OK Liz? cos U aint blogged for a fortnight.

PipeTobacco said...

I hope you and your family are ok…. it has been an unusually long time for you since your last post.


LL Cool Joe said...

She will love it! We have one here that used to be my younger daughters and now her daughter plays with it.