This is an amazing tale of a salesperson that went out of their way to keep our father’s day gift a surprise.
First I will start by saying my husband
is addicted to collects watches. Not just any watches he loves Invicta watches, I would say he has about 7-8 at this time. This is a sore subject between the two of us. I have a hard time understanding the expensive luxury he sees it as his one “thing”. I know we all have our “things” mine is computers, gadgets, and technology. A passion he doesn’t understand either.
Fast forward to my point….he wanted a Sea Hunter Invicta watch for father’s day. This sparked a disagreement so we decided to end it as we “agree to disagree”. As the week went on I felt bad and guilty. Friday afternoon I decided this is what he was getting for father’s day since this is what he wanted most. I told him that Honey and I had some plans Saturday and he wasn’t allowed to go (or go anywhere – I was afraid he would go buy the watch himself). Our first stop was the mall to pick up the watch, it turned out to be on sale. We purchased the watch and conversed with the salesperson about our intentions of going to Michael’s craft store afterwards.
A second salesperson rang us up and handed us the box all tucked into a cute bag. Honey took the bag and we left the store. We never made it to Michael’s because we found the crafts we needed at Walmart. Honey and I were just about to leave the store when my husband called and said, “Someone from Michael’s craft store called and said you needed to go to the customer service desk.” Talk about being perplexed I had no idea WHY someone from Michael’s would have calling my husband and asking for me we hadn’t even been there!
My husband gave me the number that called him and I tried to call it back but no one answered so I hung up. So I started to goolge the number to Michael’s to call them and see why they were calling me. In the mean time the number called me back but I didn’t answer it because I thought I had dialed the wrong number (remember I thought I was calling Michael’s). The second time the number called me I answered. I was surprised who was on the other end.
The saleswoman from Gordon’s Jeweler was trying to get a hold of me. See when I filled out the information for my purchase I gave them my husband’s number since the gift was for him. I did however give them my own email address. It turned out that between the saleswoman that helped me and the salesman that rang me up they forgot one thing…they forgot to put the watch in the box. When the saleswoman had gone back to get my watch from the stock room it turned out they were sold out so the only watch they had was the one on display. However due to the switch of sales people the second person was unaware.
I was amazed at the trouble the saleswoman went through to try to get a hold of me without ruining the surprise. When I got home later in the evening I found in my SPAM folder an email from her where she was trying to get a hold of me. Had the email not gone to SPAM I may have gotten it. It was not all in vain. My husband was beyond surprised with his gift since we had disagreed before.He was moved and very happy about his father’s day gift.
I am extremely glad I purchased it for him and am so thankful that I came around. I think what meant the most to my husband wasn’t the material gift but that I thought about it and bought him something he wanted instead of imposing my own views regarding the watch on him. This was an awesome father’s day and I’m so thankful the Gordon Jeweler’s representative when above and beyond to get a hold of me.