Piercing Observation, Part 5

, , , | Right | April 22, 2018

(I’m a manager at a popular fast food place and I’m on my break. I have a few piercings: two in my ears — hardly noticeable unless you really look — the others are my fresh, new piercings I have only had for a week. No one has ever commented about my piercings. A customer enters the restaurant, walks past me, uses the bathroom, stops in front of my table on her way back out, and stares at me.)

Me: *glances up and notices this woman staring at me* “Yes, ma’am? How may I help you?”

Customer: “Are you a manager?”

Me: “Yes, ma’am. I’m the closing manager for the night.”

(I figure something was wrong with her drive-thru order, I start to ask her if she was missing anything.)

Customer: *very angrily* “Well, you shouldn’t be!”

Me: *completely surprised* “Excuse me. I’m sorry, but why shouldn’t I be?”

Customer: “Obviously, your appearance.”

Me: *completely offended, but maintaining my politeness as much as possible* “I’m sorry, ma’am; I was born looking like this. What bothers you so much about my appearance?”

Customer: “You’re obviously trash! You, as a woman, should not be lazy and just sit around, and also because of those nasty holes in your ears, along with those extra piercings! You shouldn’t be one, because the trash you wear makes you a terrible person! I bet you can’t even do your job correctly, just a s***ty manager!”

Me: *completely fed up with her* “I apologize that I’m on break trying to enjoy my thirty minutes of relax time, and that my appearance offends you so much that you feel that I can’t do my job correctly. I have worked extremely hard for my position, and if it bothers you so much, the door is right over there. Enjoy the rest of your night, and I’ll make sure not to change my appearance to appease one nasty woman that is welcome never to come back.”

Customer: “See?! That’s why you shouldn’t be a manager! Along with a terrible appearance, you can’t handle criticism, either!”

(She walked out, tried to slam the automatic closing door, and got frustrated when it didn’t slam and turned and flipped me the bird.)

Related:
Piercing Observation, Part 4
Piercing Observation, Part 3
Piercing Observation, Part 2

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