I spend a lot of time shopping. And I meet a lot of people who hate shopping. And we all hear and voice a LOT of complaints about the total lack of customer service these days. And I'm not talking about accepting refunds or having clean toilets. I'm talking about the real, genuine desire to offer a brilliant service - pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable staff who look clean and presentable. A YES and CAN DO attitude. The feeling that you really are important and that you're not interrupting the staff's gossip about Sandra from next door. The kind you used to get when you were a kid. Before Sunday trading and back in the days when January Sales started in January and NOT Christmas Day.
Honestly, when I'm shopping with clients I command service and respect from retail staff (it's all in the attitdue) but when I'm shopping for myself, I suffer the same lack of interest as any of you. And I was starting to agree that yes, customer service was dead.
Until I discovered it's alive and well and living in Neath!
I read a lovely little qoute this weekend "Nobdy is born with Style. It evolves with you.' And it really struck a chord with me on two levels.
Lots of people who don't consider themselves 'stylish' often assume that you have to be born with some inate ability to put clothes together, and secondly because when I look at my own style journey I realise that my current style is developing into something new, no doubt because I'm approaching my 35th birthday (officially middle age!) and Dexter will be 4 this year - it's a new chapter in my life.
We often take our inspiration from celebrities and enjoy seeing them in outfits that we'd like to wear. So I really enjoyed this article about the top ten Stylish Women in Stylist magazine.