The saleslady was hesitant, but when she saw the rich lady’s expression, she silenced her conscience, turned to Lu Chen, and pointed at the rich lady’s daughter. “This young lady picked it out first. Please just choose another.”
“It was our Qiqi who picked it out first! How can you tell such a blatant lie? Do you think that we’re not customers just because they’re rich and we aren’t?” Lin Yijia had always been hot-tempered and burst out immediately.
The saleslady’s lip curled as she gave her explanation. “There are different types of customers. This lady is buying six sets in one go. If you can do that too, I’ll definitely be on your side.”
Since she’d already gone against her conscience, the saleslady just let herself go.
One glance at Lin Yijia and the others told her that they didn’t have much purchasing power. They couldn’t compare to the rich lady.
If she sided with the rich lady, she’d get a lot of commission.
The rich woman laughed pridefully and pointed out sarcastically, “Do you hear that? I can buy six sets in one go. Can you? Don’t make so many demands if you don’t have the money. If you want better service, think about your pockets first.”
“What is there to argue with a bunch of wannabes？One look and you can tell that they can’t afford it; they’re just here to try things on,” the middle-aged man who had been silent all this while suddenly chimed in, looking at Lu Chen and the others disapprovingly.
“Assistant, do you hear that？They can’t afford it. You shouldn’t let in wannabes who just want to try on branded stuff to satisfy their vanity. It’ll affect the mood of the real consumers,” the rich lady echoed.
Lin Yijia was beside herself with rage.
Her family wasn’t rich, but they weren’t so poor that they couldn’t afford to spend a few thousand on a piece of clothing either.
This rich b*tch was so condescending. She couldn’t stand it.
But the thought that she would have to buy at least six sets of clothes for Qiqi to take the rich woman off her high horse stopped her. She could afford one or two sets.
But more than six?
She really couldn’t afford it.
Hu Hong could afford it, but he wanted to watch as Lu Chen was made a laughing stock, so he just watched silently.
As for the other girls, they were in the same boat as Lin Yijia—one or two sets was fine, but any more would be impossible.
Most importantly, the main target here was Lu Chen; it had nothing to do with them.
Lin Yijia watched as the saleslady prepared to wrap up the dress that Qiqi had picked. She took her anger out on Lu Chen instead. “You aren’t able to afford it, yet you insisted on bringing Qiqi to a place like this. Look at you now. Aren’t you ashamed?”
The way she saw it, this brother-in-law of hers was a real wuss. The only thing he was good for was to take her anger out on.
“Did I ask you to wrap it up? My daughter hasn’t tried it on yet, so what are you wrapping it up for?” Lu Chen ignored Lin Yijia and directed his question to the saleslady.
Never mind the rich woman’s behavior, the saleslady’s attitude disgusted him.
Moreover, Qiqi had fallen in love with that dress the moment she’d laid eyes on it. As a father—what was more, a father in a position to fulfill his daughter’s requests—he wouldn’t disappoint her.
“You’re still insisting on trying it on? Are you really like what this lady said—trying things on just to satisfy your sense of vanity even though you can’t afford it? Sir, I didn’t want to say this to you, but aren’t you afraid of being a bad influence on your child?” The saleslady turned her head to stare at Lu Chen condescendingly.
“Who told you that I can’t afford it? They bought six sets at once—so what?! Are you so snobbish?” Lu Chen simmered with rage.
“Why, young man, do you want to play a game with me?” The middle-aged man smirked at Lu Chen.
Watching Lu Chen get frustrated, he felt a deep sense of satisfaction and superiority.
Lu Chen turned to look at the middle-aged man, his eyes narrowing. “Oh? How do you want to play this?”
At this, Lin Yijia grabbed hold of Qiqi’s hand. “Qiqi, let’s go. Auntie will bring you shopping elsewhere. I’ll buy two sets for you.”
If Lu Chen wanted to stay back and get disgraced, then let him.
Don’t you know your limits?
This couple is obviously wealthy, and you still want to play games with them?
Who the hell does he think he is, to play games with them?
He was just setting himself up to get humiliated.
“Really, Auntie?” Qiqi beamed at Lin Yijia.
Lin Yijia nodded. Qiqi tugged Lu Chen’s hand. “Dad, let’s go shopping elsewhere with Auntie,” she implored.
She didn’t understand what the adults were saying, but she did know that those people were arguing with her dad.
“Lu Chen, could it be that you’re willing to let Qiqi watch as you get humiliated？You may not care about your pride, but don’t let Qiqi see disgraceful things like this. Please!” Lin Yijia’s temper flared up again when she saw that Lu Chen wasn’t willing to give up.
“Qiqi likes that dress. If I can’t even satisfy such a small request of hers, how am I fit to be a father?” Lu Chen clasped Qiqi’s hand in his as he held Lin Yijia’s gaze.
“So are you going to buy five or six sets like them? The saleslady’s meaning was clear. Don’t you get it?!” Lin Yijia seethed, her face full of exasperation and resentment.
If Lu Chen wasn’t her brother-in-law, she wouldn’t interfere.
She had always looked down on this brother-in-law of hers and thought he had no ambition. But no matter what, her sister loved him and their child, Qiqi, was already three years old. Of course she wouldn’t just watch him get humiliated.
“Brat, you should listen to that girl. You should know what you’re made of. Otherwise, when I make my move, your pride will be so shattered you won’t be able to pick it up and put it together again.” The middle-aged man was extremely satisfied with the fear in Lin Yijia’s eyes.
“That’s right. If you don’t have it in you, then don’t act big. How do they say it? Oh, right. If you have it and you show it, that’s cool; but if you go broke trying to look rich, that’s just stupid.” the rich woman snickered.
She turned toward the saleslady and told her, “People like this who don’t know what they’re made of should be kicked out of the premises, so that the other customers’ mood isn’t affected.”
The saleslady nodded in wholehearted agreement. “You’d better go. Don’t disturb our customers,” she told Lu Chen.
Lu Chen ignored the saleslady. Instead, he turned to ask his daughter, “Qiqi, do you like the clothes here?”
Qiqi nodded her head enthusiastically, making Lu Chen smile as he told her, “Then Dad will buy everything for you. You’ll be able to wear a new outfit every day.”
“Yes, yes!” Qiqi cried out ecstatically.
Lin Yijia cringed. Is her good-for-nothing brother-in-law mad?
Do you think that you’re rich?!
“Lu Chen, I’ll make a call to my sister right now if you don’t listen!” Vexed, Lin Yijia fished her phone out to dial her sister’s number.
“Fine, young man, I give you full marks for your theatrics. Oh, right. If you’re really able to buy all the clothes in this store, I’ll apologize to you on my knees,” the middle-aged roared in laughter.
“And I’ll kneel and lick your shoes,” the rich lady added in jest.
Lu Chen’s outfit was obviously that of an ordinary working-class—it cost a few hundred or a thousand at most.
“I’m worried that the two of you will cry when the time comes,” Lu Chen retorted sardonically, then turned to the short-haired saleslady who had been standing silently by the side.
“Do the math for me. How much would it cost to buy all the children’s clothes in your entire store? I’ll buy everything,” Lu Chen announced.
“Huh? Y-You’re really buying everything?” the short-haired saleslady stared at Lu Chen in disbelief.
“I already made the calculations. The total for everything inclusive of those that the lady chose is 520,000. May I know if you’ll be paying by cash or card?” the previous saleslady looked mockingly at Lu Chen.
Lu Chen confirmed the amount with the short-haired saleslady. “Is it 520,000?
The saleslady nodded.
“Okay. I’ll pay by card. Put it all on your tally,” Lu Chen said as he walked toward the counter.
The short-haired saleslady came back to her senses and followed him, still in shock.
“My God. He can’t really afford it, can he?” the middle-aged couple asked, dumbfounded. The brat didn’t look like he could afford to spend several hundred thousand on clothes no matter how they looked at him.
Lin Yijia and her friends’ eyes widened. Lu Chen’s steadfast expression made them lose their composure.
“Sir, since you’re buying so many at once, I’ll give you a discount. You can just pay 500,000,” the saleslady informed him as she tried to keep her excitement under wraps.
Lu Chen nodded. But when he took out his wallet, he realized that he’d left his principal credit card at home.