Some Trust In Faith

I am astounded on a daily basis at how much people trust my opinion, simply because I wear a name tag. People will call the store, ask me which cabinet I prefer, whether I like glass or wood doors, then order it, based on my opinion.

Yes, I have an art and design background. These people don't know this, though. I've only worked there for a few weeks, I could know literally nothing about furniture.

I experienced this to some degree in the optical business. At least there I understood it though. I can see your face and tell you which frames look the best, based on the shape, skin tone, size, etc. I can tell by the way you dress, what you do for a living, which kind of car you drive. All these tell me your style, whether it be trendy or classic.

I can't, however, see your house. I can't see the colors, the other furniture, the height of the ceiling, the amount of natural vs artificial light. I don't know if you like Queen Anne, mid century modern, or French country.

I'm just amazed that people trust my word so implicitly without even coming into the store to see the pieces for themselves.

I guess it's easier just to ask me than to have to make a decision on your own?


Avitable said...

Do you like my penis on this side or this side of my pants?

Poppy said...

Yes, that's exactly it. People are worried about making decisions for themselves so they'd rather have a stranger do it. And then when the piece of furniture looks like shit in with all their other stuff they even have someone to blame! ;)

Robin said...

I would much rather you make all my decisions for me from now on.

Brent Diggs said...

Can you tell me what to write here? I was going to go with something sweet but I'm still partial to snarky.

I just don't know.