Oprah Winfrey Refused Bag Sale

So, Oprah Winfrey went into a store in Zurich to buy a bag, she sees one she likes and asks to see it. The sales assistant then says to Oprah, “No , it’s too expensive.” Oprah persists because she really likes the bag, then the woman says “I don’t want to hurt your feelings.” At that Oprah, worth 3 billion dollars, says “Ok, you’re probably right, I can’t afford it” and walks out of the store! There’s a missed sale opportunity!

Oprahs says, in an interview, “I left the store but it proves that racism is still an issue.” The owner of that store has apologised profusely and insists that it wasn’t about race, it just a simple misunderstanding. I’m not sure how you can misunderstand someone telling you that you want to see a handbag…

Take a look at the video and see if you can make it make sense. A reporter speaks to Trudie Goetz, the store owner, about the situation.

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