I Don’t Work Here So I Can Say This

, , , , | Right | June 4, 2019

(The store where I used to work is closing. They have big “STORE CLOSING 50% off” signs hung up throughout the store that detail what is and isn’t included in the discount. Anything grocery, frozen, or health and beauty is part of the sale while any dairy, meat, and seafood aren’t included. I’m standing at the front of the store behind the registers, talking to a former coworker, when a customer calls her over to a register.)

Customer: “Excuse me, this isn’t ringing up 50% off!”

(She holds up a bag of frozen shrimp, which isn’t included. The worker tells her this, and she flips out, claiming, “everything should be on sale,” and, “no wonder you people are all losing your jobs.” She checks out and I decide to leave. On my way to my car, she stops me, either recognizing me from when I worked there for nearly eleven years, or just assuming I still work there, since I was talking to an employee.)

Customer: “I’m glad you’re all losing your jobs. You people are incompetent. That sign says 50% off everything, so I don’t know why you wouldn’t give it to me.”

Me: “Okay, first of all, not everyone is losing their jobs. Some are, but others are being relocated to other stores. Second, it’s not her fault you can’t read a sign that’s literally ten feet tall. Third, I left this place four months ago, which is why I can say, ‘F*** you, b****!’”

(She was speechless as I got into my car and left. It was the only time I ever cursed out a customer there, even though she wasn’t my customer anymore!)

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