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Flatbed, Fathead!

, , , , | Working | November 28, 2020

I’m at a well-known Swedish store buying a dresser. I manage to lift and tip it into my cart. There are two pieces, long and flat. I go to pay and am greeted by the cashier, a young boy.

Employee #1: “Hello, how are you?”

Me: “I’m fine, thanks. I was supposed to get two pieces of one dresser, right? Just making sure.”

Employee #1: *Checks the computer* “Yeah.”

Me: *Relieved* “Okay, great.”

Employee #1: “Lemme just get the barcode… Where is it?”

Me: “Oh, it’s probably underneath; I’ll just flip it over.”

I’m about to when an older employee, about thirty, swoops in out of nowhere.

Employee #2: *Snotty* “You’re supposed to get a flatbed cart for these.”

Me: *Still jovial* “Oh, well, I would’ve if I’d seen one there. I guess they were all used!” *Laughs*

Employee #2: *Not listening* “You have to get the flatbed cart, you know!”

Me: “Like I said—”

Employee #2: *Arguing* “It’s much easier with the flatbed cart!”

I decided to not talk to her, since she was not listening, and the boy was just standing there awkward now because of her weirdness. I helped flip the box around and paid, which took about five seconds. Then, I said thanks and left. All the way out, I could still hear [Employee #2] going on about flatbeds to everyone around. I went to my car and tipped the boxes into it. Maybe it’s easier to get a barcode from the flatbeds, but it’s easier to load from the shopping carts!

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