GoodWood has long been one of my favorite stores in the District, but after my most recent experience, I won’t be returning.
I was interested in a large ceramic piece with that didn’t have a price tag, so I started to take it to the counter to ask for a price. The woman on staff immediately walked over to me, aggressively snatched it from my hands and said, “That’s NOT for sale.”
She reprimanded me as if I were a child. The whole experience was so uncomfortable. Another customer even came over to acknowledge how odd it was and tell me he was planning to pick up the piece if I hadn’t.
As I purchased other items on my way out (in retrospect, I wish I hadn’t spent a dime), she wouldn’t even make eye contact; she seemed *so* bothered that I was still in her presence.
If you’re going to run an antique store with random items for sale all over the shop, why on earth would you have pieces sitting next to them that aren’t for sale (or aren’t marked to indicate as much)? Especially items you don’t want people to touch or assume they can buy?