Unlawful Sales

, , , | Legal | November 12, 2018

While shopping at a mall, I walked past a kiosk and the saleswoman at the kiosk tried to get my attention. I did what I normally do and ignored her. She tried to grab my shoulder as I walked past, so I grabbed her hand with my own hand, pulled it off my shoulder and twisted it to put her wrist into an uncomfortable angle before telling her never to touch me again. At that point, I let go and walked away.

After leaving the store I was visiting, I returned the other way and saw that the same saleswoman was at the kiosk. As I was watching her, she approached a female shopper and did the same thing when that shopper ignored her: she put her hand on the female shopper’s shoulder and tried to turn her around.

The female shopper screeched, whirled around, and hit the saleswoman in the side of the head with her purse. I don’t know what was in that purse, but the saleswoman dropped like a stone and was out cold on the floor. Mall security was there within a minute or so, and by that time the saleswoman was starting to come around.

Police were called — they happen to have officers stationed at the mall, so it didn’t take them long to arrive — and they started collecting statements from witnesses. I gave a statement from what I saw and also relayed my previous encounter with the saleswoman. I also saw them ask something of the mall security guard, who pointed up at the black domes on the ceiling, clearly indicating to the police where the security cameras were located.

The saleswoman refused medical attention and insisted on pressing charges against the shopper. The police officer laughed and said, “Lady, if the security camera footage matches up with what the witnesses have said, you’re the only one who’s going to be charged with anything.”

You Make My Brain Melty

, , , , | Right | November 4, 2018

(I work in the food court at a membership bulk retailer. A lady comes up to the counter and orders two slices of pizza and a cup of frozen yogurt.)

Me: “If you would like, I can give you the receipt, and you can come back for the frozen yogurt when you are done with your pizzas.”

Customer: “No, I’ll take it now.”

(The customer comes back about twenty minutes later holding a cup of melted yogurt.)

Customer: “Can I get a new one? This one is all melty.”

They Must Not Get ID’d Much

, , , | Right | November 1, 2018

(I am a cashier at a grocery store, checking out a mother and her teenage daughter. The daughter is doing a little dance while humming to herself.)

Customer: *looking at her daughter* “Ugh, teenagers are weird.” *to me* “Do you have any teenagers?”

Me: “Pardon?”

Customer: “Do you have any kids that are in their teens?”

Me: “Um… no… I’m eighteen.”

Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life For Me

, , , , | Right | October 30, 2018

(I work for an accessory store geared towards girls 18 and younger. Corporate is holding a contest for upcoming Halloween. To get in the spirit of Halloween, I’m dressed in a pirate costume that goes way beyond my knees, nearly to my ankles, and I’m barely showing any skin. I’m alone in the store when a woman, no younger than 40, comes in.)

Me: *smiling* “Hi. Are you looking for anything in particular today?”

Woman: *angrily* “No.”

Me: “Okay, let me know if I can help you with anything.”

(The woman glares at me but continues to shop. After a while she comes up to the counter.)

Me: “Did you find everything you wanted okay?”

Woman: *rudely* “Does your boss know you’re dressed like that?”

Me: “The costume? Oh, yeah, she saw it when she left for the day.”

Woman: “I bet you think you’re smart, dressing like a tramp to lure in men.”

Me: *stunned* “Excuse me?”

Woman: “How dare you dress like a seductive harlot?! You’re going to rot in Hell if you continue to dress like that! You shouldn’t wear something like that around children!”

(She continued to yell at me beyond the point of tears before taking her receipt and items. She turned and stomped out abruptly, leaving me in tears with four hours left of my shift.)

Sounds Like The Purge To Me

, , , , , | Right | October 30, 2018

(I am working the floor at a Halloween store, and see a customer in our mask section trying on clown masks and scaring his girlfriend. I like to suggest a chainsaw to go with the mask, because people like the prop to take pictures with.)

Me: “You know, these chainsaws go really well with the clown masks.”

(I offer him a chainsaw I brought over.)

Customer: “You know what else goes with a clown mask? A neighborhood filled with white, rich people that feel entitled!”

(Mind you, he appears to fit this description.)

Me: *very confused and not quite sure what to say* “Um, yeah. Well, have a wonderful evening, and let me know if I can help you with anything.”

(His girlfriend gave me a look like this wasn’t a rare thing. The rest of the employees and I had a good laugh over my first time having a customer outburst.)

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