so, when i called Hermes in NYC about the price and colour availability of a Jige since i thought they'd have more stock there, i also asked, "could i order a certain kind if its not already available?" to which i got the response "oh, i'm sorry, we don't do special orders. only what we have available. we could call around and see if any other stores might have it." blah blah blah. the issue i'm bringing up here is--- how do you inform your SA that you aren't stupid? how do you say, "um, well, actually i know several people on the Purse Forum who are placing orderings for things left and right, so don't bullsh*t me, please." i mean, yes, we all know there is a caste system with Hermes clients, but the initial layer is supposedly very "diplomatic". if i walked into Louis Vuitton and asked to order a Damier luggage set or Goyard to order a coffin made out of Chevron, i'm sure i'd have more chance of a friendly, "sure- not a problem" than i would Hermes accomodating my request for a Jige in Vert Fonce. Sorry, i'm irritable.