In which I wonder if I’m speaking the wrong kind of English
West Elm Employee: Hi, are you finding everything all right?
Me: Actually I can’t find your striped bedding…do you have it in this store?
WEE: …striped bedding?
Me: Yeah…like sheets…with stripes on them…
WEE: Did you see them online? We don’t carry everything in the store.
Me: Yes, I know you don’t. That’s why I’m asking you if you do have them here.
Me: Can you go check, please?
*Minutes pass, I find them myself, he comes back*
WEE: I don’t think we have those.
Me: You do. These are them. We like the grey but there are no queen size in any color on the shelf. Are there more in the back?
Me: Well would you mind checking for us? Please?
*More minutes pass*
WEE: We don’t have the grey.
Me: Okay…how about any of the other colors? We like all of them.
Me: *deep breath* I’m sorry to make you run back and forth, but I’d appreciate it if you’d check to see if you have any color in queen size….
*comes back holding a set of sheets*
WEE: We only have the grey in queen size, sorry.