I don't know if the customer service team in Peter Stevens has been instructed to be this way, or whether they are living in fear of the sword of Damacles coming down on their necks, but it seems that every single time I walk in there I'll have someone breathing down my neck within about 20 seconds. For example - yesterday I went upstairs to have a look at some kevlar jeans (A whole other thread and/or female rider's lament). I got the typical male service attendant asking questions like "What kind of scooter do you ride?". I responded with "A Honda VTR250". That elicited the twitch of the eyebrows and "oh". I also felt rather uncomfortable explaining what I was looking for, and the problems I have (like most women) getting things to fit properly. I also felt uncomfortable about the fact that there were no less than 4 male attendants directly outside the changerooms as I was trying my selection on. After I came out of the changerooms a while later to see if there were any other options, another 2 attendants asked me if I was being served! After the second one asked me this I simply said "I'm fine thanks" - which apprently was really rude because he responded with "Woah! leave me alone she says!" I understand that this shop would probably get a lot of beginner riders, and a lot of female riders who would hop straight upstairs after buying a Vespa - but seriously guys - a girl walks in already wearing a pair of Kevlars with boots - put 2 and 2 together! If this shop is aware of the growing market of female riders - then perhaps they should allocate a section for female riders and have female staff to attend to them. Apart from that - Has anyone else found this (excessive customer service) discouraging?