Unfiltered Story #202146

, , , , | Unfiltered | August 2, 2020

On this day I was working a store that sold a lot of collectables including a replica of a walking stick from a movie. A guest comes in and asks to see it. His english is good enough to have a conversation but its obvious that it’s not his first language. My coworker goes to the back and brings the box out and proceeds to open it and show the guest the pieces and talks about them. Since the store is rather empty I straighten up the shelves behind the registers and hear the whole conversation.

Co-Worker: *lists details*

Guest: okay and how much?

Co-Worker: it’s [price] before tax *begins putting plastic back on to protect it in the box*

Guest: okay *pulls out credit card*

Co-Worker: [my name], can you ring him up while I box this?

Me: absolutely!

I type in the SKU and process the transaction while my coworker puts the walking stick back in the box and seals it with packing tape.

Co-Worker: Unfortunately we don’t have a bag large enough for this so you’ll have to carry it like this. *hands over box*

Guest: oh….. I’ll take it without box then.

My coworker nods and then proceeds to open the box again and take the item out.

Co-Worker: are you sure you dont want to take the packaging to get it home safely?

Guest: I can’t take on plane?

Co-Worker: you can take it on the plane, but it might get damaged or scratched up.

Guest: I live in [other country across the world]. I can take there?

Co-Worker: yes but its a long trip back in something were to happen on the plane

Guest: oh *several moments of thinking* I'”” have box then.

My coworker reseals the item in the box. At this point the store is full again and the guest sees how its difficult to move with the long box.

Guest: I change mind, no box

My coworker who had just finished resealing the box again once againt opens it and takes out the walking stick and hands it to the guest who leaves happily. My coworker just looks exhausted from the ordeal.