Re: Sizing up a customer by their mode of dress

From: Mike Naylon (
Date: Thu Apr 29 1999 - 01:21:03 EEST

Interesting comments, I'd have thought that by now we would all have learned not
to be so stupidly judgemental and remember that" fine feathers do not make fine
 Mike Naylon

Steven wrote:

> I can tell you that this is a perilous way to size up a customer. I have
> either sold or made jewelry since I was 15 and I cannot tell you the number
> of surprises I have had with casually/shabbily dressed people who opened up
> to purchase an expensive item, FOR CASH. In fact, I have read studies to
> the effect that a majority of "millionaires" are not the chic, credit
> overextended, individuals we all think represent that social class. Over
> 60% live in nice, yet somewhat modest houses, dress casually, and are
> engaged in the more mundane manufacturing/dirty hands businesses.
> Many brokers, doctors, and lawyers, when you balance their high incomes with
> their spending habits/credit situation, don't have a pot to piss in. They
> live on the edge of their high income, secure that it will never fail them.
> So shun the poorly dressed at your own peril.
> Wear sunscreen.
> Steven Pollack
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