Something Smells Sour In This Perfume Shop

, , , , , , | Working | April 13, 2021

I’m fifteen. It’s around Christmastime, and I am at the mall with some friends. We go into a popular store known for selling a wide variety of perfumes, lotions, and candles. They are having a sale where, if you buy three perfumes, you get three perfumes for free. Excited to get them for my friends as their Christmas gifts, I take my time picking out ones I think each one would like. The cashier rings up the items. 

Cashier: “That will be [total].”

I think it’s odd because it’s twice the price that I had added up in my head. 

Me: “Is that with the promotion?”

Cashier: “That doesn’t apply to you.”

Me: “What do you mean? Did I accidentally grab one that wasn’t part of the deal? I can go grab a different one.”

Cashier: “No, it just doesn’t apply to you.”

I stare at her blankly, not really sure what’s going on. 

Me: “Oh. Well then, I’m not interested.”

The cashier made a sour face as I walked away from her, leaving all of the perfumes on the counter. I ended up going to a different location and picking out the same exact ones I had before with no problems.

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She Won’t Stop Until The Whole Country Is Unemployed

, , , , , , | Right | April 1, 2021

I’m in line to be checked out at a store in the mall. An angry woman storms in, shouting and dragging a young boy by his arms.

Customer: “Manager! Now! I said, manager! Now!

The associate checking out my line picks up the intercom and requests a manager to the front. A man appears from the back and tells her that he is the manager.

Customer: “I want that b**** fired now!”

Manager: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but can you fill me in on the details so I know the issue here?”

Customer: “That b**** in the food court made my pizza wrong and I want her fired! Now!

Manager: “I’m sorry, but this is [Electronics Store] and we have nothing to do with the food court or any employees in it.”

Customer: “I. Want. Her. Fired. Now!”

Manager: “We are an electronics store and have nothing to do with the food court. You will have to go back to the pizza place and ask for their manager.”

Customer: “They don’t have a manager on duty, and you are the closest manager, so do your job and fire. Her. Now! I will be calling your corporate offices because you are being rude and unhelpful to me.”

Manager: “I’m going to have to ask you to leave as I have no authority outside of this store and you are causing a disturbance.”

Customer: “I will not leave until that b**** is fired!

Manager: *On the radio* “Security needed at [Electronics Store]. Ma’am, I want you to leave or security will escort you out.”

Customer: “Fired! Now! All of you, every last f****** one of you, fired! Now!”

Security came and, after a physical battle, the woman was restrained and police arrived to remove her. I’m not sure what happened to the little boy, but he looked positively terrified as police took him also, separate from his mother.

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Yuri In Big Trouble!

, , , , , , | Friendly | March 10, 2021

I have lost a bet to my friend, and as punishment, I have to do a dare. He found a sweatshirt online that reads “Graduate of Yaoi University” and tells me I have to go to the mall while wearing it and walk around for one hour.

While we’re wandering the mall, we stop in the food court for drinks. The lady behind us in line notices my shirt and asks where Yaoi University is.

Me: *Pauses* “Japan?”

Lady: “Oh, that must be so exciting. Did you enjoy your time there?”

Me: “Yes, ma’am.”

Lady: “What did you study?”

I’m desperately trying to keep a straight face.

Me: “Art, ma’am.”

Lady: “How fun.”

She talked for a bit about how she wished she had traveled more when she was younger.

Once we had gotten our drinks and left the area, my friends burst into uncontrollable laughter. I was so embarrassed, and I really hope she didn’t Google that “university.”

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Employees Are People, Too

, , , | Right | February 27, 2021

I work in a stand in a mall. The top shelves of the stand have glass covers and are where most of our product is laid out. I spill a glass of water on the floor whilst serving a customer, so when they buy their items and leave, I run to the restroom to get some paper towels. We don’t have our own restroom; we use the public ones.

When I come back, I have three groups of people around the stand waiting for me, which is normal. What isn’t normal is that one couple has decided they couldn’t wait for me to come back, so they opened the shelf themselves and checked out the products.

I am shocked and just stare at them as I go behind the stand.

Customer: *Annoyed* “Oh, so it’s rude that we took a look around ourselves?”

Me: *Deadpan* “Kind of, yes.”

Customer: *Still annoyed* “But you not being at your workplace isn’t rude?”

Me: *Deadpan* “No. Am I not allowed to use the restroom?”

She gasped and mumbled something under her breath as they walked away. Honestly, the nerve of some people.

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Having Some Men Problems

, , , | Right | February 26, 2021

I am talking to a female mall security guard when a stranger comes up.

Stranger: “Hey, there are a couple of guys in the ladies’ toilet. One went into a stall and the other is hanging about the sink, apparently waiting for his friend. But he’s creeping us girls out!”

Guard: “All right, let’s have a look.”

Stranger: “They’re in costume, heads completely covered, so we have no idea what they really look like.”

Guard: “Hmm…”

The guard turns to me.

Guard: “Sorry, give me a moment.”

After a while, the guard returns alone.

Me: “What was that?”

Guard: “They were girls! They were just dressed as male characters. Told them to keep their heads out so nobody sees them as men.”

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