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Oprah and the purse a question
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Posted on 08/14/2013 2:17:45 PM PDT by airedale

How much was the purse the clerk showed Oprah? $1,000 or $25,000? If $1,000 then you could buythe arguement that the clerk didn't want to show the purse because she didn't think the customer could afford it. If it was a very expensive purse Ianthe $25,000+ Opeah's argument falls apart. By appearence only if you can afford a $25,000 purse you probably can afford the $38,000 one. If I go to a store to buy something and the clerk shows me something identical which costs a lot less I appreciate it. If they are close I'll evaluate the difference and make a choice. The only reason to take the more expensive identical product is to impress someone.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: chat; notnews; oprah; purse; racism; vanity

1 posted on 08/14/2013 2:17:45 PM PDT by airedale
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To: airedale

Let me guess. You posted this from your smart phone, right?


2 posted on 08/14/2013 2:23:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: airedale

Oprah hates White people.


3 posted on 08/14/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: airedale

The clerk’s recounting of the conversation is quite different than Oprah’s. She never said anything about being able to afford it.

In any case, a normal person can’t afford it. The implication, had she said such a thing, would be that Oprah looked like a normal person. Only in Oprah’s mind would it be racial. Except that according to the clerk, it didn’t happen.

So, either Oprah’s own racial sensitivities are on display here, and her assumption that a Swiss being Swiss must be a racist, or else she made it up out of whole cloth.


4 posted on 08/14/2013 2:26:09 PM PDT by marron
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To: airedale

I thought they cost all of the same. I don’t care how rich someone is, paying $38,000 for a purse is insanity.


5 posted on 08/14/2013 2:32:46 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: marron

She is promoting a movie right now.

A while ago there was another incident with another high end shop that was closed for a special function and would let her in. She complained about that as well on national Tv. What was going on with her in termsof business during that incident? What did she get out of that incident?


6 posted on 08/14/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT by airedale
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yep


7 posted on 08/14/2013 2:36:34 PM PDT by airedale
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To: airedale

“A Tale of Two Bags”


8 posted on 08/14/2013 2:38:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: airedale

We’re never going to be a post-racial society as long as a billionaire can go to Switzerland and play the race card on a store clerk. Geez!


9 posted on 08/14/2013 2:39:19 PM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: Perdogg
I thought they cost all of the same. I don’t care how rich someone is, paying $38,000 for a purse is insanity.

I'd rather buy a $5 purse with $38,000 in it!

10 posted on 08/14/2013 2:40:14 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: airedale

It probably had a built-in freezer and meat tenderizer, as well as ample storage space for a variety of dry goods.


11 posted on 08/14/2013 2:40:29 PM PDT by South40
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To: airedale

typically.....a lib makes a statement, claims racism, people start to look into it, the story changes, the lib moves on...
we’ve seen this act before, and if I’m mistaken, by the same person...ANYTHING FOR A HEADLINE


12 posted on 08/14/2013 2:41:56 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Perdogg

For most people you are right it is insane, but for people like Oprah it is just pocket change. It doesn’t mean they don’t like a deal, but they are un a different ballpark then most of us. $10 mil for a house is insane, but for Oprah it wouldn’t be good enough even for a guest house. Her main residence cost her something like $85 mil.


13 posted on 08/14/2013 2:46:32 PM PDT by airedale
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To: Perdogg
I don’t care how rich someone is, paying $38,000 for a purse is insanity.

Can't be said enough. Anyone who would pay 38k for a purse is too stupid to have all that money.

14 posted on 08/14/2013 2:50:26 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Perdogg

The purse she was showing here was supposed to be the same style but less expensive, but no one has said what the price difference was. That’s a very high end shop in an area populated by the uber-rich. I doubt they have a bag in the shop under $5,000.


15 posted on 08/14/2013 2:50:46 PM PDT by airedale
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To: airedale

1. Oprah without makeup does not look like Oprah with makeup and a third of her current weight. She looks like a frumpy bag lady. 2. No one in Switzerland knows Oprah, who looked like a frumpy bag lady before the wedding. 3. Oprah has a movie about racism she’s promoting.

This had nothing to do with a purse or a racist clerk.


16 posted on 08/14/2013 4:09:49 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Viva Perot)
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To: Leonard210

She was wearing a Donna Karan dress and sandals. I’ll bet it wasn’t an off the rack dress. Clerks in stores like the one involved in this situation can spot expensive clothes and accessories a mile away. I’ll bet the sandals were really really expensive as well.


17 posted on 08/14/2013 5:00:42 PM PDT by airedale
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To: airedale

Oprah admitted that if the purse was $38,000 then she wouldn’t have bought it anyway.

Oprah just wanted the clerk to climb up the ladder to that top shelf and bring it down so she could look at it and reject it making the clerk have to then climb back up to put it back.

The clerk wasn’t going to play step and fetch it for her and that’s what got Oprah bent out of shape. She made a snarky comment and then left the store.

Here is Oprah in her own words from the Daily Mail:

‘To be honest, if I had known upfront what this damned bag cost, do you know what? The woman was right: I would not have bought the thing - far too expensive! Too expensive! $38,000! I would have fainted when I saw the price tag.’

She continued: ‘The saleslady said it was the Jennifer Aniston bag that was created by Tom Ford for Jennifer. The idea went through my head that I should call Jennifer or Tom - I know them both very well.

Instead I said to the saleslady: “Okay, I understand. The bag is just for Jennifer, and only she is allowed to buy it, right?

‘The woman said “no, no” and tried to explain something. But I was no longer listening. I just said: “Thank you very much, you’re probably right that I can’t afford it.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2392778/Oprah-Winfrey-insists-WAS-victim-racism-Swiss-store-nearly-called-Jennifer-Aniston-tell-her.html#ixzz2bzYjXXNA
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18 posted on 08/14/2013 5:11:39 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: airedale

She’s given two stories about what she was wearing. The only one you can believe at this point is the store clerk. A frumpy bag lady is still a frumpy bag lady no matter what she was wearing.

Oprah does not look like Oprah to an American when she’s three times her smallest size and is wearing no makeup. Imagine what she looks like to a Swiss sales clerk.

Oprah was looking to promote her movie about racism, so she went to a place where no one knew her and made up a story about being treated badly because she was black.

And it worked.


19 posted on 08/14/2013 5:13:51 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Viva Perot)
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To: airedale

Well Bill Oreilly just called the clerk a moron and an idiot. Hope he’s made to eat his words!


20 posted on 08/14/2013 5:15:33 PM PDT by VA40
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To: Uncle Chip

“Oprah just wanted the clerk to climb up the ladder to that top shelf and bring it down so she could look at it and reject it making the clerk have to then climb back up to put it back.

The clerk wasn’t going to play step and fetch it for her and that’s what got Oprah bent out of shape. She made a snarky comment and then left the store.”

This is exactly what I understood when I heard the clerks story.


21 posted on 08/14/2013 5:17:12 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Viva Perot)
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To: airedale

The left has never failed to play the Race Card at every possible opportuinty. However, I’m getting the feeling that there is a deliberate effort in recent months to initiate a “Race Card Surge” in this country. In the last few months it been played with George Zimmerman, Paula Deen, Riley Cooper, and now Oprah and the store clerk. I wonder who the target will be tomorrow?


22 posted on 08/14/2013 5:20:43 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Leonard210

And Oprah even admitted it as well — in so many words — as she fell back to her default position just short of calling her lazy.


23 posted on 08/14/2013 5:21:51 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Instead I said to the saleslady: “Okay, I understand. The bag is just for Jennifer, and only she is allowed to buy it, right?

‘The woman said “no, no” and tried to explain something. But I was no longer listening.

Sales assistant probably told her the bag was designed for skinny white girls

24 posted on 08/14/2013 6:12:50 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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