Unfiltered Story #56683

Unfiltered | December 27, 2015

(On Black Friday, my boyfriend and I wait in until late afternoon to go to a craft store to pick up a supply I needed for a Christmas present. When we leave, my boyfriend decides we should go into the big box electronics store next door.)

Boyfriend: Ooh look at all the 4K HDTVs on sale! *grins* I want one! No, I NEED one!

Me: I thought we were just looking?

Boyfriend: Yeah but if I buy a new TV I can use it as the monitor for my PC and you can have my monitor then we can give your parents your monitor since theirs is going out.

Me: Okay then find one you like. I know nothing of TVs. This is your territory as a tech geek.

(We wander around for a bit, comparing the TVs and the discounts offered on each. The entire time we’re looking, no employees approach us to ask if we need help. My boyfriend shrugs it off but I have the feeling that we’re being ignored as looky-loos because of the way we’re dressed. Eventually, my boyfriend stops in front of a 50 inch 4K TV that’s on sale.)

Boyfriend: *stares at the price tag on the TV’s box* Is that [Brand] TV really on sale for [slightly less than $400]?!

Me: *checking the brand on the tag against the brand on the box* Yep, sure is. So with taxes it will be a little over $400. Is that a good price?

Boyfriend: *excitedly* Yes! Holy s***!

(As my boyfriend exclaimed this, an employee who was walking past decides to comment.)

Employee: *snidely* Well, we ain’t Walmart!

Boyfriend: *stares after the employee* Did he just–?!

Me: Yeah, he did.

Boyfriend: *in disgust* I think I don’t want a TV from here anymore.

(We left and haven’t been back, nor will we ever go back. To the rude employee, if you’re reading this: I was wearing baggy clothes because comfort comes before style for this pregnant woman and my boyfriend didn’t realize his shirt had a stain until we were already in town. He works in IT and makes great money so you and your coworkers lost your company a $400+ sale because you were all so judgemental.)