I had an appointment with the opticians this morning for an eye test and to buy a new pair of glasses. The ones I have cost me £30 online and I’ve had them for over three years, so it was time to replace them.
As I was waiting for my test I saw the young optician trying to sell two elderly gentlemen a pair of glasses for £300, a price that they couldn’t afford. They were trying to tell the enthusiastic spectacle seller that they could not afford that kind of money on a pair of glasses, but he wasn’t listening and was being quite pushy and rude.
After he finished my test he started showing me the £300 range of glasses. After telling him four times that I was not able to afford that kind of money I got annoyed at his pushiness and loudly asked for my eyesight results as I was going to take my business somewhere else.
The guy who owns the business, and has known me for over 20 years, came over and I explained that none of us can afford to spend £300 on a pair of glasses and that I did not care if David Beckham personally endorses this particular brand.
The owner ushered me over to the corner with the cheaper glasses, and I got two pairs for £70.
As I left the young optician was eagerly attempting to persuade a young Sikh man to purchase a pair for nearly £500. That prick is definitely on commission.