I went to my Hermes store with a lovely PFer today. We went in to say hi to my SA and spotted a gorgeous ebene evergrain 35 cm Birkin with gold hardware. My SA spotted us and immediately walked over to us when a lady and her daughter caught her and asked to see the Birkin. Fortunately, I didn't want the bag (I just got a havane swift 2 months ago), so we weren't too bummed. The lady had a black Birkin with her and was debating on buying the ebene. She had wanted to pay by check, but lost her checkbook. She left her young daughter (she must've been younger than 10) with us and my SA. While we stood there with the Birkin, a man swoops in, takes the Birkin to the mirror to look at himself with it, and in 5 seconds, declares he'll take it and hands my SA his cc! The lady comes back and chews out my SA, who I know feels bad and explains that the lady had not told her she wanted the bag for sure and can't hold a Birkin, especially one on the shelf. I see the managers come out and talk to them. I give my SA a hug and tell her she'll be fine.