a friend of mine and I were bored after swimming/surfing at Waikiki
beach one day. We decide to go into Louis Vuitton and browse around.
Sure we were dressed in beach attire. Sure we didn't look rich. But
did that mean we didn't deserve the same type of service that the other
people were getting? First, we didn't have the doors opened for us.
Secondly nobody helped us or approached us... Finally when I wanted
to ask for assistance, even those who weren't helping customers seemed
reluctant to help us. Of course nobody said goodbye or thank you for
coming to the store either as we left!
my friend Todd and I decided to do an experiment. The next day, we went
back to Louis Vuitton as tourists. Since we are both Japanese-Americans,
we thought we could pull off acting as rich Japanese tourists. We took
pains on our costumes - down to the cameras around his neck and my cheapie
nylon and plastic flower haku. With our outfits, we not only had the
door opened for us but as I started speaking to Todd in my halting