Introducing Weekend Roundups: each week, we’ll be featuring some of our favorite stories from the Not Always Right archives.
Kids Say The Awesomest Things! This week, we share five stories that show that kids are not only our best customers, but can be an employee’s best friend!
- Ah, Children:
A misbehaving customer gets put in the time-out corner…by a toddler.
- They Swim Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine:
When Blade meets The Little Mermaid, awesome ensues.
- Making A Hug(e) Difference:
Every store needs a kid like this…seriously, can Not Always Right adopt this boy?
- Vocabulary, Meet Veracity:
Proof that kids hear everything parents say.
- They Grow Up Too Fast:
When the rubber hits the road, Ultimate Driving Machines come in all sizes.
Customer: “So, is your spring line out yet?”
Me: “Yes, it is.”
(I walk her over to our new spring section.)
Customer: “Oh, thank you! However, I think this in the wrong section.”
(She hands me a sage green tank top.)
Me: “No, ma’am, that is part of our new spring line.”
Customer: “What? Green isn’t a spring color! Why would you choose this color?”
Me: “Well, we just get sent the clothes, then we put it out.”
Customer: “But why would you put out an obviously not spring color? You need to pick better colors next time!”
(I am ringing up a customer. While she is waiting for me to finish, I suggest that she tries our fragrances.)
Customer: *sprays fragrance* “This stuff smells like a toilet.”
Customer’s friend: *laughs hysterically*
Customer: “It’s not a bad thing, though. It smells like a clean toilet.”
(A man is browsing through the lingerie and I approach to see if he needs help.)
Me: “Are you shopping for a gift for your girlfriend?”
Customer: “Naw, it’s for shawty, my hollaback girl!”
(I have just started working at popular women’s lingerie store and still don’t really know all of the bras that we sell.)
Customer: “I am looking for a bra. I don’t know the name of it, but I know what it looks like.”
Me: “Well, if you can tell me about it, I can help you find it.”
Customer: “I think it’s called the Unstoppable.”
Me: “Oh, that’s the Unforgettable.”
Customer: “No, no, that’s not it.”
Me: “Well, would you like me to show you the bra I have in mind?”
Customer: “No, thank you! You have been no help at all and if I see a manager, I’m going to talk to her.”
(The customer walks off and then comes back holding the Unforgettable bra.)
Customer: “I found it! It was the Unforgettable, just like I told you!”