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    A Doll That Makes You Act Like A Baby

    | Washington, DC, USA | Bizarre, Family & Kids, Top

    (I work in a high-end doll store. We have two types of doll: dolls based off characters with books and stories, and more customizable, ‘look-alike’ dolls that girls can get to look like themselves. One of our character dolls is a very popular limited-edition doll, and has sold out a few weeks before Christmas.)

    Customer: “Hey! Where’s [limited edition doll]?”

    Me: “She’s actually sold out; I’m very sorry.”

    Customer: “Than I’ll order one! She’ll be here by Christmas, right?”

    Me: “She’s actually sold out company-wide; we don’t have any left in any of our stores or online. Since she’s limited edition, we won’t be getting in any more.”

    Customer: *tearing up* “But my granddaughter looks just like that doll!”

    Me: “Well, we do have another doll; she’s a look-alike doll and looks almost identical to [doll].”

    Customer: “But my granddaughter looks JUST like [doll]!”

    Me: “This doll will look like your granddaughter, too! She has the exact same color and length hair, and the exact same color eyes, and the exact same skin tone as (doll).”

    Customer: *crying* “But my granddaughter looks JUST like [doll]!”

    Me: “The only difference is the face shape.”

    (I show her the different face shapes, and how they compare.)

    Customer: “I don’t see the difference.”

    Me: “Exactly! And this doll comes wearing a different outfit than [doll].”

    Customer: “I don’t care about the outfit… but my granddaughter looks JUST like [doll]!”

    (I finally convince her to go to the other department to at least LOOK at the other, nearly identical doll. The customer is sobbing ‘but my granddaughter looks JUST like [doll]!’ the whole way.)

    Coworker: “Did you just make a grown woman cry over a doll?”

    Me: “Yep, first world problems.”