So we walk up to one of the booths at the Chicagoland Flower and Garden Show where there were tons of bulbs for sale. I was all up in the "Japanese Wonder Flowers" being wow'd by their claims of cross pollination producing unusual color combinations. The booth was being manned by 2 tall blond girls and when they started talking I noticed they had accents. Now I don't know what an ACTUAL Dutch accent sounds like, but these girls sounded like ME (with a southern accent) trying to imitate a Dutch accent. The point where I was ready to call them out on their fake sounding accent was when I heard one of them yell "COME ON OVER, WE CAN'T TAKE THESE BULBS ALL THE WAY BACK TO HOLLAND WITH US!" (in a Dutch accent). I was immediately turned off and sorta ticked off. I felt deceived and taken advantage of! Do they actually think people are more likely to by bulbs from actual Dutch girls?
Towards the end of the show these chicks were screaming and giggling like they were drunk, trying to lure people over. They really made fools of themselves. People were actually screaming back at them to "SHUT UP". They kept marking their sign down further and further until the last one said "50 for $30" but I just couldn't give them any money. Instead, we got a great deal from a very nice Italian (I think) man on some beautiful Canna and Peony.
- Canna Richard Wallace (yellow)
- Canna Red King Humbert (red)
- Paeonia Festiva Maxima (white)
- Paeonia Sarah Bernhardt (pink)
Have you seen these Dutch girls at your garden show? I thought they were just some random people that were paid for this particular show but I saw a comment on a post on Garden Rant that seems to indicate that they work all the garden shows. So, does anybody believe these girls are actually from Holland? If not, does this bother you too, or is it just me? If you do believe they were Dutch, did that make you want to buy the bulbs from them, rather than the other non-dutch-accent-having bulb sales people? I need to know!