Cause For Pregnant Pause, Part 6

| UK | Bad Behavior, Family & Kids, Health & Body

(I’m 26 but quite petite, so I often get mistaken for being a lot younger. I’m also married and seven months pregnant. I’m at a higher end department store trying on dresses. I’m just leaving the changing room with a very helpful salesgirl. The next person goes in leaving a customer and her teen daughter next in line.)

Customer: *in a stage whisper* “See! That’s why you keep your legs closed at school. So you don’t end up buying your prom dress looking like that.”

(Her daughter goes red as several other customers stare in disbelief.)

Daughter: “For God’s sake, mum! Shut up!”

Me: “Oh, no, your mum’s right. That’s exactly what my mum told me. When I was 16. 10 years ago.”

(The customer reddens as her daughter glares at her.)

Me: “So what I did was, I studied hard at school, went to university, and got a degree. I started my own business, bought a car, and then a house. I met my partner, dated for a couple of years, then got married. Now that we’re financially comfortable we’re having a baby. I’m not saying that’s for everyone but you don’t want to wake up one day to find you’re 50, miserable, bigoted, and rude.”

Customer: *very embarrassed by everyone’s stares* “I’m only 42!”

Me: “I’m sure that’s what your daughter will remember about today.”

Related:
Cause For Pregnant Pause, Part 5
Cause For Pregnant Pause, Part 4
Cause For Pregnant Pause, Part 3
Cause For Pregnant Pause, Part 2
Cause For Pregnant Pause

Setting Daddy’s Little Girl Straight

| New Haven, CT, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Money, Rude & Risque, Top

(I’m gay and working in a clothing store for teens/young adults. A roughly 15-year-old girl comes into the store. Her dad is sitting on a bench right outside the store in clear view of the check-out counter.)

Girl: “Hey there. Do you offer discounts for pretty girls?”

Me: “I’m afraid not. Unless you have a coupon, your total will be [total].”

Girl: “Maybe you can give me a discount for a different kind of coupon?” *slowly pops open the top buttons of her shirt*

Me: “Oh, honey, you’re gonna need a few more years and a surgery before that’s going to work on me.”

Girl: *scowling* “Are you calling me flat-chested?”

Me: “Different kind of surgery, honey.” *pointing out my rainbow bracelet*

Girl: “Oh, ew!”

(The girl’s dad has managed to storm right up next to his daughter without her noticing. He’s clearly fuming.)

Girl’s Dad: “You better have a good reason for flashing this kid your cleavage, [Girl’s Full Name].”

(He made her put all her clothes back and leave the store in tears.)

Got Him On Collar ID

| FL, USA | Extra Stupid, Technology

Caller: “Hello, I bought a shirt in your store earlier today and the sign said $12 but I was charged $17. I’d like to return it.”

Me: “Oh goodness, I’m so sorry that happened to you! You can just come in and I’ll be more than happy to help you return that and make it right.”

Caller: “I’d like to return it over the phone, though.”

Me: “I’m afraid I can’t return a shirt without the shirt itself.”

Caller: “…”

Me: “…”

Caller: “Why not?”