Clothes By Any Other Name

, | Tacoma, WA, USA | Right | March 13, 2012

(I’m folding shirts at the front of the store when an older man approaches me looking flustered.)

Me: “Hello. How can I help—”

Customer: “Where do you keep your Levi’s?”

Me: “Excuse me? This is a [brand name store].”

Customer: “Yes. Of course it is. I’m not an idiot. I just want to know where your Levi jeans are!”

Me: “Sir, I’m sorry, but we only carry our [store name] jeans because we are a [brand name store]. We don’t carry Levi’s.”

Customer: *looking confused and a little angry* “That’s nonsense! Where can I get some then?”

Me: “Well, large chain stores sometimes carry them. You can try Fred Meyer, Target, or Costco.”

Customer: “Outrageous! I came here to this store specifically to get Levi’s!” *storms off*

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  • Samantha Phastine

    i wonder if he thought ‘Levis’ was the name of a product (y’know, like how we call face tissues ‘Kleenex’ or acetaminophen ‘Tylenol’ because we associate the brand name with the product). But if that’s the case, you’d think he’d look around, see the jeans and say ‘THERE! Levi’s!’