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    When The Shoe Is On The Other Foot

    | Portland, OR, USA | Crazy Requests, Top

    (I’m shoe shopping, and I’ve taken off my own shoes to try on some other pairs. Another customer is browsing in the same aisle; she looks at my shoes and starts to try them on.)

    Me: “Excuse me? Those are mine.”

    Customer: “No, they’re not. I saw them first.”

    Me: “No, I mean, I bought them a while ago. See, they don’t have price tags on them.”

    (Ignoring me, she takes off my shoes, and calls over an employee.)

    Customer: “Do you have these in size seven?”

    Employee: “I’ve never seen these before. Do you have the box they were in?”

    Me: “That’s because they’re mine. They’re not from here.”

    Customer: *rolls eyes* “She keeps saying that, but I saw them first.”

    Employee: “Uh, ma’am, she’s right. These are from [another shoe store].”

    Customer: “Oh. Well, can I buy them here?”

    Employee: *gives me back my shoes* “Sorry, no.”

    Customer: “Well, if that’s how you treat your customers here, I’m leaving!”

    (As she walks out, she stops to check out my bag on the floor.)

    Me: “That’s mine, too.”