Stopped in at an Asian bakery that had been recommended to me while I was in the city today, mostly Chinese stuff, everything looked pretty tasty and fresh. Place was mostly empty. I stepped up to the counter.
Baker: (smiling) "Hello! Good to see you."
Me: (my, the people are so friendly! what a nice place) - "Hello!..."
Baker: "It's been a while, how have you been?"
Man Behind Me Who Just Came In: "Yeah, hi! Just stopping in, good to be here...blah blah wife blah job blah..."
The baker's wife comes in with a tray of buns and looks at me with no change in her expression, walks back into the kitchen. I am apparently invisible.
Managed to get my selection paid for, no smiles or chat for me though. Been a while since I've been talked through, usually it was things like salesmen who were targeting my husband and didn't seem to hear or see anything I did. Guess I'm just the wrong gender, nationality or ethnicity for today.