The saleswomen put on an act of poise and polish,
elite makeup and form hiding the imperfections underneath.
They bat their eyelids and give the same sales pitch over and over.

The consumer is treated as upper-class, tended to by associates
making near-minimum wage, a fact that's all too easy to forget
in this all-encompassing bourgeosie utopia.

Every visit to Saks Fifth Avenue has been like this.
Deceiving appearances are part of the game.

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