Anyway, I was to once again do some shopping - had to get a pair of jogging shoes (need to loose some weight!). Headed to Mahkota Parade, Malacca. Guess you might be wondering how would I react on my next round of shopping now heh. Oh oh.
Actually, it was neither. I guess when all things were calm, I too was calm. I totally forgot about what I wrote and was just looking to get that pair of shoes!
I entered the first shop and the salesgirl mentioned that actually the departmental store has Sales (discount) - telling me to buy there instead. haha. Of course, I heeded her advice!
I know it's not good for the company directly but the service she provided would make me come back. Her smiles and all (and did I see glitter in the eyes?) were quite a good start.
I headed to the departmental store next and at first couldn't locate the shoe section and so I asked around. They were quite helpful - well, they didn't bring me to the section like what the Thais would, but they directed me well enough.
I found the section. And waived for another salesgirl to come over. She was actually pretty helpful - though very new. She didn't know how to see the sizes and asked her cleric to help her. Hey, that's an improvement - she was actually working! haha
But too bad, couldn't find my size! (What a waste, it was 50% off!)
So, anyway, I went to another brand and again waived for this brand's salesgirl. She came smilingly and even recommended a few pairs. And when I asked her to bring out 2 different pairs at different times, she was just so willing!
Even after I made my choice, she actually ushered me and brought the chosen pair to the counter. I know this is quite common, but the way she handled it was quite nice - she was quite pleasant.
The First Shock
And even the counter girls were putting up some smile - genuine ones. But golly, did I had my first shock at the counter!
Guess what the cashier said... "Please come back again". Wow, really didn't expect that!
Later on, I went to the bags segment and another good experience. The salesgirl was so willing to point out the different types of bags. There was enthusiasm and the mood to serve!
The Second Shock
If I thought the first shock was quite impressive, I had an even even bigger shock at this counter when paying for the bag!
Guess what - I was greeted with "Good day, Sir!" Wow, all of a sudden feel like I'm so atas - though I was just wearing a normal collar T & jeans. haha!
Really, a smile would have been fine. But a greeting - now that's 2 thumbs up!
I know it seems weird - like whatever I mentioned earlier on the other Malaysians behavior is all make-up! I'm still a lil shocked altogether.
Maybe today's a really good day (the sky is really blue!)... or can I say Malaccans are improving their service standards? :)
*Credit to Parkson Grand for training their staffs.