Monday, January 5, 2009

MTV BOILING POINTS

HELLO EVERYBODY! HAO JIU BU JIAN.cecehh..(the direct translation is 'long time no see').

I would like to say..

I have not been able to update because:


1. I was working part time last month. Full day, 11hrs for the whole month.

I know.

2. When school re-opened, I only got to use the laptop for 2-3 times only. Catching up with my friends and other blogs, also busy doing my assignment. Then the laptop started to shut down by itself. Repair works took about a week and a half.


3. And so it costs me RM230. Only to find out later that Hanis the Hasni brought my Maxis Broadband to her beloved UiTM Segamat.


4. Waiting for Streamyx line to be installed in my house took nearly forever.


Oklah, for this entry I just wanted to share my experiences doing part time job. I worked in Joan&David in Pavillion KL for about 3 days, later I was transferred to Bangsar Shopping Centre because they had a 'branded sale' sort of thing. So there I was, in one of the 3 Designer Outlets. There were brands like Island Shop, FCUK, BCBG Maxazria, Miss Sixty and Energy. In my outlet were Joan&David, EQ:IQ, Nine West, and Easy Spirit, with additional non-designer brands like Valentino Creations( shoes), Je Taime (clothes) and Jojo (sunglasses).
The air conditioning system in the outlet was extremely cold I had to wear my huge Bathing Ape sweater that made me look nothing near like those high-end fashion brand boutique assistant. Oh I even had a magnetic tag reads PROMOTER.

Whatever.

Ok enough about me and the store, lets go to the customer. From my observation, customers in Pavillion are majority filthy rich people that buys a RM3200 winter coat for her daughter’s tutor (yes, i really mean HER DAUGHTER'S TUTOR!) and a RM1300 pair of shoe for her neighbour (again, her NEIGHBOUR). (Ok, this was my customer =]). But in Bangsar, You can see a clear mixture of society. From the filthy rich (minority), to celebrities, to middle working class (majority), to the umm..lower working class? Not to forget the poor acting rich.


From the mixture, there will always be the annoying and confused customer.

CUSTOMER NO. 1


An Indian male came into the store .He doesn’t look like he shops.
Ok straight to the point lah..he looked like the lower working class person. He looked like a security guard whom just ended his shift and decided to mingle around the mall. (macam rasa jahat pulak cakap camtu..=p)

And so he browsed around the store and suddenly looked very closely at the Nine West shoes. Then he later went to the cashier and asked “ Is that Nine West original?” (Is there even fake Nine West??) The cashier replied “Yes”. He then said with a curious face “Then why is it so cheap?”. (RM169 a pair is cheap? He should go to Vincci). “Because this is a clearance sale.” Replied the cashier. So the man said “Oh.” And went out of the store and never been seen again. Did somebody told him Nine West shoes are so expensive that even after 80% discounts the price can never go as low as that? Did he missed anything? Or maybe he just wanted to show that he knows. Annoying.

CUSTOMER NO. 2

Remember when I told you that there were also non-designer brands? Ok, Valentino Creations' promotion was 50% discount storewide. So there were shoes priced as low as RM 39.95 and 44.95. A married couple (I guess) came in, and the lady started browsing around.

Lady: Are all of these designer's?

Liana the PROMOTER: No, only this part is designer's (while poiting at the Joan & David and EQ:IQ stuffs), and this part is not (pointing at Valentino Creations' collections).

Then, she took a pair of Joan & David's and looked at the price.

Lady: RM1300?

Liana the PROMOTER: Yes, this is made in Italy.

She later took a pair of Valentino Creations shoes and asked me " How much?".

Liana the PROMOTER: RM44.95.

Lady: Is this the international Valentino?

Liana the PROMOTER: Do you mean Valentino the famous gown designer? No.

Later the husband suddenly said " This is Malaysian Valentino lah.."

Liana the PROMOTER: Umm..yeah (I'm not sure myself :p) anyway, these are all made in Thailand.

Lady: Is this designer's? (while holding the same shoe and began putting them on).

Liana the PROMOTER: (for god's sake they're not!) No.

Lady: (suddenly raised her voice) Thats what I asked you just now! Which one is the designer's?!

Liana the PROMOTER: I said just now, only this part is the designer's (pointing at the Joan & David and EQ:IQ stuffs), and this part is not (pointing at Valentino Creations collections).Thats why, that shoe is RM1300 a pair, and this one is only RM44.95. Because that shoe is designer's and this one is not. ( who cares if you are the customer, I have the right to raise my voice too! Luckily my supervisor wasn't around, if not, surely I kena marah punya :p)

The Husband: Haiyaa..RM44.95 only, of course lah local Valentino. (whoaa..the husband suddenly back me up).

Suddenly the lady puts the shoe back and went out of the store mumbling something like..Valentino..international..designer...blablabla.. The husband followed her out. Raised his hand and smiled at me. His smile meant " Sorry my wife just woke up from her afternoon nap, that she was confused as a mouse" (Are you sure she's not drunk?)

Ok cukuplah 2 customer. Actually there are a few more, but these 2 are the most memorable Hahahh.

Baru jadi promoter dah teruji kesabaran, kalau jadi cikgu macam mana? Mesti selalu visit cikgu kaunseling :p