Look Like That
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I went to this place that sells marbles/granite, ceramic/natural stones for kitchens bathrooms etc that used in fancy hotels and restaurants where people have great table manners and fart quietly.
I needed to do some research for products I'm making for my day job.
I quite felt out of place like I was a chimpanzee in the time of monkey or Scarlett Johanson in Ghost in the Shell movie lol! whitewashing lol! gahhhhh.
So I went there in my Subaru 98 legacy with 2 big holes on the driver side doors that look like meteors hit my car. Front window shied has a crack running from side to side(I had to google "does window shatter on me while I hit speed bump with cracked window shield?" apparently, its OK as long as it doesn't bother your view.)
I parked in the parking lot far away from the store and I sat in the car, thinking about my "back story" of that I am young hip professional just bought a house and renovating. I made sure I looked like that, clean street wear which never touched the streets, nice sneakers with soles still intact, cleaned my clothes with rollers and got rid of my white cat hairs.
I sat in my car, getting hyped and getting into my character.
I thought about details like I have successful travel YouTube channel and +100k instagram followers but let the customer service imagine.
anyways, I thought that if I walk in confidence and dressed nice in fancy place like that I get better customer service.
Perhaps, I was right. I successfully made them think I somehow own a house. It wasn't the best service so maybe, they thought I have 20K followers instead of +100K as I aimed for.
As I was driving away, I looked at the store and I could see one of the clerk looking me and my Subaru 98. I saw his look in his eyes which is same look that Trump supporters have nowadays. "I-was-conned" look.
I drove away as fast as I could.Posted by Mitz at April 5, 2017 3:50 PM
Nice story (as usual, from you). The people with +100k Instagram followers probably just wish they were hip enough to be an STG contributor.Posted by RPS at April 21, 2017 3:08 PM
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