Went to BHV this past weekend to buy some things for my new apartment. It’s amazing how quickly my salary disappears here..A couple of towels, sheets, a fan..and voila! Half of it is gone..
Aside from the fact that BHV’s visual merchandisers don’t know what they’re doing..take this example below..
..I have never met such unpleasant sales people in my life..who make no effort to hide the fact that they really hate their job. Take the sales lady in beddings for example..I made sure to have my friend inform her that I was “shopping on a budget,” yet she took us around for 20 minutes, without so much as a smile, tossing the most expensive items into the cart.. making sure to put a little sticker bearing her name on each item. “Tfadal,” she would say, “Tfadal.” You tfadal me lady!!
I started to see the cart piling up..and decided to whip out my Iphone to get a sense of how much I would be dishing out..
“$600,000!! This is insane! Put it all back,,all of it!” I said to my friend. Does the concept of shopping ON A BUDGET not exist in Lebanon?”
The sales woman could see I was visibly upset..and as I stormed off, with as much of the merchandise I could carry, my friend went around the aisles..trying to find cheaper options for all of the things I needed. In the end I was able to get the bill down significantly, although I will have to live without some conveniences, like AC, for quite some time…. from here on out, BHV will be my last resort when shopping for things for my apartment..
Some people really need to get the hell out of Sales!!