Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Dilemma with Salespersons

This continues to be a challenge for me; how best to deal with sales persons.  I don't think that it would be much different for the mainstream person but when you are blind you somehow need to put much more trust in your sales person.

 

It is easier for the person who can see but when you can't you have to depend on them to be honest with you.  If you ask for something you have to depend on them to aptly describe the merchandise to you.  For example; color, style, and in the case of food, that it is fresh and not rotting or spoiling.  I can normally do a good job at feeling the merchandise to ensure that it is what I want but when it comes to colors and styles of clothing, then I am at the mercy of the sales person.

 

I have met really nice and honest sales persons but from time to time I meet a bad apple who tries to slide one past me; maybe just trying to either get rid of me or not having enough patience to deal with me.  Whatever it is, I have to be ready to deal with it.  All in a day's work.

 

I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and encouraging you to go out there and tell others about the challenges that blind persons face when dealing with sales persons.

Visit www.afb.org to learn more.

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