“We thought she was asking for a handjob”: Swiss Shop that denied Oprah’s request for a handbag explains

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The owner of a shop in Zurich where a rich American tourist named Oprah Winfrey denied her right to buy an expensive ($35,000) handbag has called the incident a “lost-in-translation” moment.

“We thought she was asking for a handjob,” says Trudy Gozz, owner of the shop. “By the time we figured it out as a handbag, she was already left.”

Oprah Winfrey, one of the world’s richest women, accused the shop of purposefully hurting her ego by refusing to serve her a handbag, saying it could be “too expensive” for her.

“That is disgusting. How could someone ever tell that a 35000$ handbag expensive TO ME? I am filthy rich and they owe me a big fucking apology,” said Winfrey in her TV show on Wednesday.

However, Trudy Gozz told the news sources that the mistake was not intentional.

“My sales assistant spoke mostly Italian and some English, “and she never had any problem serving transgender customers”.

“She thought Winfrey was repeatedly asking for a handjob,” says Gozz. “You know in Switzerland, we don’t give handjobs to customers even if they are super rich.”

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2 Comments

  1. Lisa says:

    thats bull shit. the sales person knew what she was doing..n what does it matter..the store is retail…if a customer wants to see or know the price of something..then its store policy to assist the customer…not assume what they can or can not afford. And as far as the owners weak excuse..Why hire employees to represent your store and serve the public if they cant understand what the customer is asking…”a hand job”…Really?… Furthermore….Oprah does not look transgender and even if she was…like the owner said…they never had this problem before….but thats ok Oprah…the mistake was there’s… spend your millions elsewhere….(society)

  2. Billyboy says:

    Oh my god Lisa youve not only made my day but made my entire week with your reply. Genius