had an interesting experience today. my mom and i went to the mall this afternoon and i went with her over to bloomingdales to see if they had a white spy hobo (they didn't). they did, however, have a regular spy in honey, so i asked to see it because, hey, why not? it was beautiful, of course, and the SA and i started talking about bags and it became QUICKLY apparent than i knew more about the brands and styles than she did. my mom wanders over, and on her neverending quest for the perfect black bag (shoulder bag, zip top, outside pockets, not too big, not too small, and other completely aribitrary qualifications) starts talking about a few things that she vaguely remembers seeing or hearing about, with me filling in the blanks (the one she likes the most so far is the MJ blake), and the SA just kind of stared at me and then asked how i learned all of that stuff. so what do you do if you know more about the product you're looking at than the person that is supposed to be helping you choose it? i found it kind of akward. i was in a similar situation when i picked out my car. i tend to do a ton of research on things i'm interested in and go in with a good knowledge base, particularly if it's an expensive purchase. has this ever happened to you? how do you handle it? i tried to be as gracious and modest about what i knew as possible and not point out directly things that she said that were partially or entirely incorrect. i knew my mom wasn't going to buy anyway (she never will - her perfect black bag does not exist), so i figured it wasn't worth embarassing anyone.