SHOP assistants asking if you ‘need any help’ definitely suspect you of shoplifting, it has been revealed.
Nikki Hollis was recently offered ‘help’ while browsing a high-end boutique. She said: “I was buying a birthday present for my sister when the assistant approached me. I was really surprised because I was just in jeans and trainers and I would have thought they’d be more attentive to posher-looking customers.
“There was a really fancy woman looking at skirts, but they ignored her while being incredibly attentive to me. I must have misjudged the staff as snobbish types who would look down on ordinary people.
“It was great timing because I actually had no idea what I could get my sister for under £50.”
Shop assistant Emma Bradford said: “I ended up helping her find an inexpensive Swarovski necklace. It just meant I could keep a proper eye on her until she left the shop.”