Unfiltered Story #169573

, , | Unfiltered | October 12, 2019

(I work as a cashier at a popular department store. I am 20 years old but look young for my age. I call the next guest over to my register.)

Customer: Oh my God!
Me: Is everything alright? I can help-
Customer: Are you even allowed to work here?!
Me: I’m sorry?
Customer: You’re like…13!
Me: Actually, I’m-
Customer: You’re just a baby!
Me: Ma’am, I can assure you that I-
Customer: I’ll wait for someone of age to help me.
Me: Ma’am, I am 20 years old and I can also help you right here myself.
Customer: No you are not! Don’t lie to me, little girl! I’ve raised enough babies to know when I see one! Now please find an adult to help me with my purchase.
Me: *getting irritated* I am an adult that can help you with your purchase.
Customer: I don’t like your tone! I am old enough to be your grandmother! Don’t you know to respect your elders?! I don’t have time for this. Frankly I don’t think you should even be behind that register. Where can I find a manager?!
Manager: *overhears the customer summoning him* Yes ma’am. What can I help you with?
Customer: *mocking tone* “What can I help you with?” Don’t you know that it is against the law to hire children? Are you not aware of child labor laws?
Manager: Yes, of course. We do not hire anyone under the age of 16. Now-
Customer: I knew it! This little girl is pretending she works here! *shouting* Have none of you even realized that a child has gotten into a register?!
Manager: *looks at me confused* [My name] is…what, like, 20 years old? She can and definitely works here.
Customer: Liars! You’re lying! You’re just so desperate to hire that you’ll even hire children! Believe me, I am calling the police about this! This is unacceptable!
Manager: Ma’am, once again, she is of age and legally works her. Now, If you’d like to start your transaction then-
Customer: Unbelievable! *turns to storm out* Just wait until the police know about this!
(My manager and I look at each other in disbelief before we burst out laughing)