Posted: 26/08/2015 at 12:12
Reference barry's comment about rich people being scruffy: Back in the 60's my father (definitely not wealthy by the way!) was very 'into' antiques and loved 'hunting' around the various markets of London. He rarely bothered to dress up, wore his old demob duffel coat and quite often carried his sandwiches in a tatty plastic bag.
On one visit it started pouring with rain so he decided to visit a couple of the 'posh' auction houses instead. He said he was treated ten times better than when he had previously visited suited and booted to attend an actual auction.
Presumably they either thought he was some eccentric wealthy lord of the manor - or they had the common sense to realise that personal dress code has little to do with the amount of money in the bank account - or they just had nice manners
I really, really hate snotty sales people. Cosmetic and clothes shop assistants are the worse. One persistent clothes sales woman (i'd already told her I did not want any help) asked what size I was. When I told her she said "Oh - I don't think we would have anything in THAT size". I'm a size 14 - so hardly an elephant - but she managed to make me feel like some obese freak - horrible, horrible cow.