06 June, 2012

Things I Learned From My First In Store Appearance

Saying 'instore appearance' sounds wanky.

It doesn't matter how good the heels look, after the second or third hour they will be replaced by flats.

You can't please everyone.

I am not as eloquent in my speech as I am in my writing.

I don't handle rejection well, even if they are only turning down my offer of a glass of bubbles.

Meeting new people is fun but knowing they have to go all the way back to another state is sad when you realise you can't just 'hang out' again.

I am bad at receiving praise - I am gracious and grateful but get awkward and don't know what to say.

Tight high-waisted pants are the best weight loss tool ever - you won't even want to try and squeeze in another cupcake.

Try not to be so distracted when your 'real life' friends come into the store - remember to mingle with everyone.

Remember you are on display, doing a silly pretend sexy dance when you think noone else but your fellow instore appearer is looking only to turn around and find an old man staring at you is awkward.

People will expect and ask strange things of you. Try to be friendly and accommodating but realise it's also ok to say no. I'm looking at you older man who wanted to take pictures of me eating.

The opportunity to be glamourised and spend the day surrounded by pretty dresses and lovely people while helping celebrate the success of a hard-working woman is a very fortunate one. Be grateful.

But that was the easy one to remember.

1 comments (+add yours?)

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling that older man you speak of is my dad lol. He is a bit odd haha

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