Unfiltered Story #174540

, , | Unfiltered | October 30, 2019

(I am out shopping with my sister-in-law, who has a huge temper and is easily offended. She wants to buy a small plastic tub for her son, my nephew, and is currently looking at some that are on a higher shelf. A store associate notices her trying to unstack them and comes over.)

Employee: *Very politely* Excuse me, would you like some help with that?

Sister-in-law: *Politely back* Oh, no thanks, I’ve got it.

Employee: Okay! Let me know if you need anything. *Walks away*

Sister-in-law: *To me* Can you believe that?!

Me: …What?

Sister-in-law: That was so rude! Why isn’t she just helping me? And it wouldn’t even be an issue if these weren’t so high on the g**d*** shelves!

(I am speechless. She continues to struggle with the tubs until she separates them, then decides she doesn’t even want one, so she tries to put them back on the shelf with difficulty.)

Employee: *Notices her struggling and comes back, with a smile* Can I help you with that? Or I can put them away if you have decided that you don’t want any of them.

Sister-in-law: *Smiling back* Oh, no, I’ve got it. Thanks so much!

(As soon as the employee leaves, my sister-in-law turns to me.)

Sister-in-law: What horrible customer service! I can’t believe she didn’t pick those up for me!

Me: *Dumbfounded* She offered to help you twice.

Sister-in-law: Yeah, -rudely-. Like, I know you’re miserable to work here, but can you please be polite? And seriously, -why- would she put those tubs up so high? So dumb!

Me: Umm, (sister-in-law), she -was- polite, and very helpful. And I don’t think she personally stacked those tubs, there.

Sister-in-law: *Mumbling* Didn’t help at all…

(She was so bothered by the experience that we left without buying anything. When we get back to her house, I overhear her telling my brother (her husband) the story from the other room.)

Sister-in-law: You should have been there, babe. The store clerk was -so- rude to me! This b**** refused to help me! And then at the end she got this snotty attitude and was like ‘You obviously can’t lift those yourself, just let me do it.’ and I was like, why was it up there in the first place? I wouldn’t have needed help with it if she knew how to stock a d*** shelf.

Me: *Coming in* Woah, woah, woah. That’s not how it happened.

[I explain how polite the clerk was and how she tried to help (sister-in-law) twice, but that (sister-in-law) would not let her.]

Brother: Yeah, (sister-in-law) has been doing that king of thing a lot lately…

[They divorced a few years later. My brother is with a much nicer woman, now.]

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