work has been great. excellent even ! however its not so great when you're being constantly surrounded by pretty clothes and at every photo shoot the girls and i will definitely pick something up and coo over it.
"awwww this dress is SO CUTE!"
"ahhh i am already over my spending limit this month ! oh my god how much does this cost ??"
less than a week into my job and i already have my eye on a pair of shoes and a dress. save me ! i've done alot of running around sourcing for stuff for our photoshoots and i got it worst when i had to look for 12 pairs of shoes and poor me had to potter around balancing 5 huge paper bags. i must have looked like a high-maintenence girl to onlookers ! needless to say i suffered from excruciating muscle aches the following morning.
but then again, today i got to oil the bodies of our male models today ( after much fighting among us hahaha ) goodness, young nubile male bodies all tight and hard. hahaha. what a refreshing change from d's hairy and loose tummy. LOL.
i want to highlight how atrocious the behaviour of some singaporeans can be. two took place today. i urgently had to borrow a pair of strappy heels for a shoot and because i couldn't borrow from the bigger chains such as Topshop ( we needed to call in advance ), i had to settle for the dodgier stores in Parkway Parade ( as the shoot location was in marine parade ). they stocked up only on really ugly shoes. think chunky platforms studded with multicolour diamantes. but because i was SO desperate i went into this store and picked out the most decent pair i could find. it was definitely not photo-shoot standard but really, beggars cannot be choosers.
so i went up to the sales assistant confidently and told her that i am from a magazine and that i need to borrow this pair for a photoshoot. now usually such small shops will be more than happy to comply because we give them free publicity. but this auntie with the bad rebond job and bell bottom jeans ( dotted with fake diamantes, what else ! ) gave me the once-over and coughed
"excuse me? what ? you want to borrow ????? where got such things"
i tried explaining to her in my faltering ( i stutter when i speak mandarin to mainlanders ) mandarin once again and gave her my namecard. she glanced at it, sniggered and said
"cannot. where can borrow things one ? siao. no no no."
then she turned away and ignored me. okay for one thing i guess i looked kinda dubious because i got caught in the rain and looked quite a sight with my windblown hair and damp clothes but HEY at least she could show some courtesy instead of treating me like some sort of joke.
i fought the urge to go up to her and say into her face
'okay fine, instead of getting featured i'm going to blast you for your repulsive customer service you XXXXX XXXXX'
damn knn lah. in the end thankfully i managed to borrow a pair from charles and keith.
and then the second incident happened in parkway parade as well.
i was buying tea for the team and i ordered 8 cups from the foodcourt. the moment the auntie behind me heard me say "8 cups", she immediately interuppted me with a pissed off expression
"wah 8 cups, so many ! give me first lah, i only one cup if not i waste my time"
without even waiting for my consent she went on to order, much to my ire already fueled on by the earlier incident.
if she had asked nicely, i would have gladly agreed. but i'm a paying customer and i damn well have the priority to order first, 8 cups or not.
i hate parkway parade. morning shoot tomorrow and its already 3am. I NEED SLEEEEEEP