Unfiltered Story #133352

, , , | Unfiltered | December 17, 2018

Mistaken identity story. I am shopping at a local wholesale store. Nothing that I am wearing looks like I work here and I am shopping with a cart.

Customer: “Excuse me, I need some help.”

Me: “Oh, well, uhm, I am sure there is an employee around.”

Customer: “That is why I am asking you! I need you to lift this for me!”

She is pointing at a 50 pound bag a flour. I am barely 100 pounds.

Me: “Lady,  I am too small to lift that. That is half my body weight. I am pretty sure the store would not appreciate one of their customers getting injured. I am sure there is someone around who will help you who actually works here.”

Customer: “YOU work here.”

Me: “Uhm, no, I don’t.”

Customer: “Yes, you do! I have seen you here!”

Me: “Yeah, I shop here every other week. That is it. Twice a month. They do not pay me to be here. I don’t work here.”

Customer: “Yes, you do! Now help me, or I will report you!”

Me: “Even if I did work here, which, once again, I do not, I am sure the manager would understand a tiny girl not wanting to lift that bag. Now, find someone who works here and stop yelling at me, please.”

Customer: “Typical young person! Lazy and unwilling to do their job!” She has her hand on my cart so I cannot pull away.

Me: “Listen, lady, I work elsewhere. For the last time, go get someone who actually works here. They should have vests and radios and they sure as heck are not wearing flip flops and a tank top like I am!”

Customer: “I WILL get you FIRED!”

Me: “You have to actually work someone to get fired from it.”

Store employee who happened to overhear the last part: “Ma’am, can I help you?”

Customer: “YES! Radio your manager! I want this skank fired!”

Employee: “Uhm, she does not work here.”

Customer: “Why are you sticking up for her!? I am the customer!”

Employee: “Well, she is wearing out of regulation shoes, she is holding a purse and has a cart full of product. She also has no name tag. Really, there is no reason to assume at all that she works here with us. Now, I am willing to help you.”

The lady actually starts screaming at both of us, while still not letting go of my cart. She is screaming swear words and demanding I help her, still. The store manager does end up getting radioed.

Manager: “Excuse me, what is going on?”

Crazy customer: “Your lazy b**** of an employee wont help me!”

Manager: “She does not work here. She is obviously shopping. Do you think that we let open shoes and purses on the floor for employees? And no one working here will be in a tank top.”

Customer: “HOW DARE YOU? The customer is always right! I will never shop here again!”

She storms off and I am given a coupon for a free meal at their food stand and also got a discount on my groceries.

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