Friday, January 5, 2018

Story: Eggshell Lady

At my work in a paint department, we had a lady with an accent come in, she was one of those people that many of my co-workers avoided like the plague. She was rather old but not that old, but her attitude was sour and bitter as no matter what you said could make her happy. She wanted a paint sample one day but complained that it was too much. She had a few rental houses and she then wanted an eggshell color paint
 While almost every paint company (USA anyway) doesn't have a color called eggshell, but most of them have the sheen eggshell which is probably why they don't, to avoid the confusion. Antique white is really what people think of "eggshell". I told her that every company from Sherwin Williams, Valspar, Benjamin Moore, Glidden, etc all had their own version of Antique White and they were all a little bit different from one another. She then said "back in the day they were all the same," and I wanted to say "Was that back during your days in Nazi Germany?". 

9 comments:

  1. When we first moved in here I remember the manager telling us that all of the ceilings were painted eggshell and the walls were white.

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  2. Oh the things we wish we could say out loud to people....

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  3. Oh, the self-restraint needed to work retail!

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  4. I'm glad you held your tongue ~ LOL! My brother worked as a waiter in a fancy resort decades ago. He used to charm the ladies and speak to them in Spanish or French. Being monolingual, they never knew what terrible things he was actually saying, especially when he delivered his remarks in such a charming way. It helped him stay sane,

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  5. It wasn't me. It wasn't me, but I thought Eggshell was a color too. Too funny.

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  6. yeah, hard to bite your tongue isn't it?

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  7. Oh, gosh. You're a good man for not saying it outloud.

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  8. Sometimes it's really hard to bite your tongue when you have difficult customers like that. I will never work retail or customer service again because my patience for those kind of people is wearing thin anymore.

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