These Shoes Were Made For Sparkling

, , , | Right | February 22, 2018

(I work in the shoe section of a department store. I’m usually in women’s, but this day I am covering men’s shoes. It is slow, so I do busy work involving prepping some very sparkly and very pink women’s shoes for the clearance table. A lady comes up to pay while I am doing so.)

Me: “Did you find everything okay today, ma’am?”

Customer: “Oh, yes. Thank you.”

(She looks pointedly at the shoes I’m working on.)

Customer: “You didn’t get those in men’s, did you?”

Me: *laughing it off* “Oh! No, no, I’m just working on some busy work for women’s shoes.”

Customer: “Oh, okay! Good, for a second I thought something—” *she leans in real close before whispering* “—QUEER was going on here.”

(I was caught off guard and just waved her off before it really sunk in what she’d said. As someone on the LGBT+ spectrum, I spent a good while laughing about it.)

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