Me: Hi. Do you carry batiks?
Me: Great. I purchased a batik in another state and need more. It’s a tone-on-tone with a small floral print in a very light gray-green color on an antique white background. Do you have anything that might even remotely match that description?
Clerk: We might (silence).
Me: Is there any way you can check?
Clerk: Not unless I have the name of the manufacturer or the item number.
And…this is why people shop online.
When a call like that came into the shop where I used to work, we would always go to the appropriate section of the shop to at least do a visual check for that customer. Not sure why the person I spoke with couldn’t be bothered to do the same, but no matter, I took my business elsewhere.
Here’s the batik I was looking for:
I bought two yards of it last October when we went to Colorado for my niece’s wedding. It’s perfect for the neutral squares that go with these scrappy 9-patch blocks.