Sunday, July 24, 2011
Neanderthals at Neiman's
We went to Neiman's to purchase a gift off our friend's wedding register. I realized we were entering a different realm when one salad plate cost more than an entire place setting of our dishes, and we have nice dishes. We made friends with a veteran Neiman Marcus employee, Frannie, and she helped us navigate the register and the store. We picked out our gift. She rang us up. Then she asked if were going to pay with cash, American Express, or our Neiman Marcus card? Uh...we had neither. We asked if they would take our debit card or Master Card? Uh...they would not.
So we went down three stories to the ancient ATM machine and used our debit card to pulse out money. Then we went up three stories with our cash to finish the transaction. Frannie gave us four pennies from her coin purse so we wouldn't have to get 96 cents in change. While Frannie was counting pennies from her coin purse we found an item on sale that we needed. So we went down three stories to the ancient ATM machine and used our debit card to pulse out more money. Then we went up three stories with our cash-in-hand to finish the second transaction.
Our new friend, Frannie, informed us that it would be easier to shop if we got a Neiman's card. However, my husband told her that he wanted it to be difficult for me to shop at Neiman's, and he politely declined her offer to get us a Neiman's credit card.