Unfiltered Story #97352

, | Unfiltered | October 9, 2017

(My father takes my brother and I out for ice cream. The sign outside is advertising $1 off double scoops, so that’s what we get.)
Cashier: That will be [regular price], sir.
Father: Excuse me?
Cashier: Sir?
Father: The sign outside says it’s $1 off.
Cashier: Oh! I’m sorry sir, but that promotion doesn’t start until the weekend.
(I cringe because I know what’s about to happen.)
Father: *screaming loudly enough that the whole store notices* HOW DARE YOU FALSELY ADVERTISE THIS! YOU JUST COME IN HERE, AND WAIT UNTIL WE ARE EATING OUR FOOD, AND YOU SWINDLE ME OUT OF MY HARD-EARNED MONEY. THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE! I DEMAND A FULL REFUND AND AN APOLOGY.
Cashier: *shaken* I’m sorry sir…I-
Father: GET ME YOUR MANAGER. *to my brother and I* Sit down while I sort this out.
(We sit and eat our ice cream. My father continues berating the poor cashier, until the manager comes to relieve him. My father berates her, too. She ends up comping our ice cream and gives him 2 gift cards worth $5. He watches as she goes outside to take the advertisement down.
By now, we’ve finished eating and he tells us we’re leaving. I linger- supposedly to throw away my trash, but in actuality to speak with the poor cashier, who is hiding in a back corner, eating his food.)
Me: I’m so sorry about that. Are you OK?
Cashier: Yeah, it happens all the time. It’s fine.
Me: Alright…good luck.
Cashier: Thanks. I’ll need it.

1 Thumbs
58