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“Thanks, but I’m just browsing.”  Not that I ever browse for wine since it’s Michael who does the wine buying. But that’s the response I use in other places when an employee offers help when I don’t need or want it. 

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20 hours ago, Sneakeater said:

"Sorry.  I don't speak English."

I think this is the winner.

And there's a second part to the story. While the young assistant is annoying me, the owner (I assume) is standing at the door dismissing potential Black customers along the lines of "No, we don't have that here. We don't sell that."

Now this is in Harlem, so they are actively dissuading local customers who might want something other than red wine, while irritating customers who are looking for red wine. I wonder what niche they are going after?

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Over the last five days...

We've lost the use of one of our shower settings. The hose popped off and started spraying all over the bathroom, which was very exciting for H, who was showering at the time.

The dishwasher latch broke, so we can't open the dishwasher. Obviously, a lot of our stuff is locked inside.

I have done something to anger the gods of plumbing and appliances.

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