The blouse was irresistibly pretty my colleague, Yvonne, couldn’t help but try it on. Wouldn’t hurt much just to see how it looked on her–buying it was another story. Pretty but expensive, in her book. Strolling in Glorietta in Makati City one morning brought her to the window of this rather upscale shop.
But I guess she was wrong. It hurt. The price on the tag did not only make her squint painfully, but the tag literally cut her nape. She thought for a while it was a thing to ignore, but it bled! Yvonne turned to the store personnel, furious.
And so she went complaining to the shopkeepers. Fortunately she was attended to (duh). And then in the course of treating the cut, she was told it was not the first time this bloody thing happened, which infuriated her more. “There were incidents in the past and nothing had been done?” she went.
The consolation was that the shop staff promised to report the incident to UK. Perhaps to their largest store in Marble Arch, London? You see, this shop has 450 stores located throughout the UK; the Company has 150 stores worldwide, including over 130 franchise businesses, operating in 30 countries.
Wide reach, huh! I wonder how many napes have been cut by this tag–made of hard plastic and really sharp.
Let’s see about that promise. Next time you have a chance to stop by Glorietta, check if this tag has been changed. If not, careful when you can’t resist to try on blouses from the Per Una rack in Marks and Spencer.