Nevertheless, having worked in retail on the other side of the counter, I understand the difficulty that differing "shopping personalities" can pose for sales associates who are there to help, and/or work on commission. It's next to impossible to suss out which customer is in the mood to chat and which isn't when they walk in the door. Clinique has thought of a clever way to change that. On a recent shopping trip at our local Clinique counter, my Grandmother (the Queen of what my family has lovingly dubbed "Kamikaze Shopping") discovered a pile of bracelets marked with the following phrases: "Browsing and happy." "I have time. Let's talk." and "Time is of the essence."
My Grandmother was smitten with the concept, and with the permission of the lovely associates at the Clinique counter brought the three bracelets home for me to share on Getting Cheeky. Like my Grandmother I love this concept. In the span of two seconds you can select the appropriate bracelet, pull it on and shop accordingly. Though I'm sure a "Time is of the essence." label wouldn't exclude you from a response if you asked a question, the idea is to allow you to set the pace for your own shopping experience. I find this idea incredibly innovative and exciting. I often am "Browsing and happy." and knowing me, nine times out of ten I will be making a purchase!