On a slightly more personal note, today, an employee of Seacret Spa decided that, presumably because we passed his booth twice over and did not listen to him the first time, he gained carte blanche to sexually accost my mother, making a crude remark about her breasts.
I’ve attached the note below, but here’s the short story: While both I and my mother were walking through Valley Hills Mall in Hickory, NC, we passed by a “Seacret Spa” booth- it’s a company that sells skin creams and other sorts of things. When we passed by a third time, one of the employees, a man with long hair wearing a Seacret Spa smock, decided to walk up to my mother, stare directly at her breasts, and say, and I quote: “Oh my god, are those real?”
As you can imagine, both I and my entire family are livid that Seacret Spa would hire such a crude employee who would use such inappropriate methods to try to sell skin cream. As you can see from the letter I’ve attached after the jump, I’m demanding an apology from the company, as I feel that they are directly responsible for the actions of their employees while they are working for them.
Of course, I’m recommending that you entirely avoid Seacret Spa and their line. Speaking as the owner/lead author of Well Cultured, I highly recommend you do more research than buy from a mall booth- check out the phenomenal site Sephora if you’re looking for products that really do well- read the user reviews. You can do much better than letting a pervert smear salty lotion on your face in the middle of a mall.
My name is Kirk Sigmon and I’m contacting you in regards to your Valley Hills Mall booth in Hickory, North Carolina. I found that one of your employees was incredibly rude to my mother, to which I have taken great offense, and, at minimum, I would like a formal apology for the actions of your crude staff.
Today, on August 26th, I was shopping with my mother at Valley Hills Mall, walking back and forth between numerous shops inside of the mall complex. During this time, we passed the booth for your Seacret Spa approximately 3 times. The first two times, we simply (and very politely) declined your employee’s accosting attempts at selling your product.
The third time we passed, however, one of your employees (a long haired man spinning a hat) decided to accost my mother by walking in front of both of us, looking directly at my mother’s chest and asking her, and I quote, “Oh my god, are those real?”. Naturally, my mother was absolutely outraged- and if it was not for the fact that I was there, she would have slapped the man for his affronting comment.
My mother is not easily offended- she used to be a narcotics officer in the Hickory area, and she has had her full experience of sexual harassment in that line of work. However, for your employee- wearing your uniform and selling your product- to sexually tease my mother of nearly 50 years is entirely inappropriate. Thankfully, we were able to get a Valley Hills security staffer to help- however, the employee seemed nonplussed, and he is continuing to represent you. From our discussion with the staffer himself, it is clear this is not the first time these employees have done something of this nature.
Please be aware that I will be doing everything in my power to dissuade my friends, family, and anyone I can from purchasing your product. If this is the kind of employee that your company regularly hires, then I sincerely worry for your company.