I Got Wowed Tonight by Marty at Macy's Houseware's Department!
I needed a pair of glass candlesticks, and didn't want pay a fortune - I just needed some for staging props. I tried Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx and the Target at Wheaton Mall in suburban Maryland. No luck. As I was about to give up and go home, there was Macy's and I remembered! They have a decent houseware's department.
When I got there, a very polite sales clerk named Marty offered to watch my huge shopping bags (full of towels and pillows) and asked what I needed. When I asked if they had any glass candlesticks. He brought be over to the candlestick department, and there were some really, really beautiful crystal ones.
And they looked expensive, and much too beautiful to stage the dining room table of a new listing. But as Marty showed my how they reflected the light, I had to have them! After the house sells, they would be perfect for my own dining table!
By the time he added in a 25% off coupon and another discount for using my Macy's card, guess what? They were a bargain that I could not pass up. OK, that was only part of the wow service.
Once he rang up the sale, I gathered up my three overstuffed shopping bags, and guess what? He offered to help me drag them to my car!
Macy's has always been a favorite place to shop. I guess it dates back to my first days in New York. But I hadn't been there much lately. Maybe it's time to put my Macy's charge to better use.
So, Macy's! If you Google yourselves and happen to read this, give Marty in Housewares in your Wheaton Mall store a great big raise. The guy is terrific!