For the first time in a year I went shopping at Bayfair, or rather tried to. I would like to know if women over 60 are invisible.
I wanted a pair of sport sandals. After waiting at the first shop for five minutes I asked for help and was told to try a shop in Taupo. At a bed linen and towel shop, after holding towels for five minutes and being ignored, I put them down and walked out. In the pharmacy I needed cosmetics but walked out after five minutes again. Another shoe shop – ignored. A couple of women’s clothing stores and a department store – ignored again. Thanks to the young lady in Glassons who acknowledged me within 30 seconds after I entered the shop.
When will stores realise that people over 60 usually have money to spend as their mortgage is paid off and kids have left home. In the UK and Australia, shop assistants do not ignore the over 60s.
My sister needed outfits for a wedding and the races and was going to come over to go to Bayfair. I met her in Cambridge, we had a great afternoon shopping, and were acknowledged in every shop we went to.
W Galloway, Omokoroa.