I thought I'd share this in case it happens to anyone else and it might give you something to consider when a sales person is less than stellar.
Today I took my car in for a check up in one of those out of the way type places that mechanics are in and while I was waiting for a friend to pick me up I was wandering. Low and behold there was a flooring store nearby so I went in to see what they had.
They had one of those bells that rings when someone comes in, except this one rings about three times. Anyway I had a salesperson there in no time. So I asked about some tiles they had....he didn't know the price, they would have to be ordered and he wasn't sure if he could even get them (yeah right... they are the same tiles I've seen a number of times I was just trying to compare prices but so much for that). So I asked about the cork they had out. Well those were just samples and they don't actually sell that line. Actually they don't sell any cork (?? why have samples of something you don't sell??). Next was an oval carpet. I've not seen many of those so asked if they had other sizes. Nope, just this size and this is the only one, they can't get more, this is the floor model so not for sale (yet again...sample out but nothing for sale? huh?).
By then I am wondering what is going on and decide this guy isn't into selling anything to me so I left. When my friend arrived I mentioned the poor customer service and wondered how such a place stayed in business and she matter of factly says 'Oh, it's probably one of the money laundering places. They probably weren't too happy with you walking in there".
Well there was a concept that hadn't ever crossed my mind when shopping before. Maybe that's why we run into such crappy salespeople sometimes... they are into money laundering! WTF. I had never heard of such a thing nevermind every considered I would cross paths with such a thing but she said she has heard they are quite common. So I'll be thinking twice now when entering a store with a bell that goes off when someone comes in I can tell you.