((((( PITH )))))
I'm on my third read...
I agree with Ms. Mod. I doubt there was racial profiling going on with the sales associate, and more of an assumption about a shopper's socio-economic class. It still sucks, but hey - looks can be deceiving, as Ms. Mod pointed out, and if that sales associate was working on commission, it was *totally* her loss. Big mistake. HUGE.
I've often thought how glad I am that I was born with the 'privilege'.