Unfiltered Story #203764

, , , | Unfiltered | August 4, 2020

I’m a customer in this story, and haven’t worked retail for at least 10 years. Staff of this drug store wear nametags, greyish polo shirts and black pants. I’m wearing a knit zip up sweater with red and tan and white on it and CANADA written across it. I’m on the phone with my husband, with the phone to my ear, a cart and my purse and my back to a woman who comes up behind me:

Woman [to me]: Where is (some) item?
Me [to my husband]: Do you want me to pick up a loaf for sandwiches?
Woman [to me]: It’s not where it’s supposed to be, usually I can find it….
Me [turning to look at her as she’s speaking]
Woman: Oh, you don’t work here do you
Me [looking at what I’m wearing, and that I’ve got a shopping cart and am on the phone]: Nope
Woman [indignant and accusatory tone]: Well you looked like you worked here
Me [still looking at her, but to husband on the phone]: So anyways, do you want a loaf for sandwiches?

She walked away after that. She honestly blamed me for her own confusion. I was pushing a cart, I had my purse on and was in completely different clothing than staff would be. She’s lucky I was distracted by my phone call, otherwise I would have had some fun words for her on her confusion.

Unfiltered Story #203762

, , | Unfiltered | August 4, 2020

I have JUST opened the door to the store

Customer: (on phone) hi I have a necklace that’s from your store that she tangled. Can you untangle it? Do you have a tool to untangle it?

Me: no sorry we have no such tool. Actually right now I’m trying to untangle my necklace

Customer: well how am I supposed to untangle it?

Me: With nails maybe or try googl

Customer: well can you tell me how?

Me: sorry I don’t know what the tangle look like but I’m sure there’s not YouTube tutorials or something

Customer: So you have no tools for untangling necklaces from your store?

Me: no sorry

Customer: (sighs) okay bye

Unfiltered Story #203756

, , | Unfiltered | August 3, 2020

Customer: What time are you open until?
Me: 9:00
Customer: 9:00 today?
Me: … yes.
(I wanted to say: no! 9:00 tomorrow!)

Sooooo Sorry I Couldn’t Help You Steal And Get Myself Fired

, , , , , | Right | July 30, 2020

I work in a sports store.

Me: “Hello, that will be $80 for the pants.”

Customer: “How about this… I’ll give you $30 and you don’t put the sale through? Buy yourself something nice.” *Winks*

Me: “Um… No. I’m sorry but I can’t do that. The pants are still $80.”

Customer: “Well, at least give me a discount!”

Me: “I’m sorry, I’m not authorized to give discounts. The pants may go on sale eventually.”

Customer: “Well, f*** you. You’re a stupid little b****, aren’t you?! I’m going to call your manager and have your unhelpful a** fired!”

Me: “Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.”

Customer: “Yeah, well, f*** you, too!”

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Unfiltered Story #201653

, , | Unfiltered | July 30, 2020

(I debated putting this on NotAlwaysWorking because it’s sort-of a team effort between customer and employee. Anyways, I’m working in drive-thru with several othee employees. We are all wearing headsets, and can all speak through the speaker, but I am the designated ordertaker.)
Me: Hello, what can I-
Customer: WAZZZAAAAP?
Coworker #1: WAZZZAAAAP?
Customer: WAZZZAAAAP?
Coworker #1: WAZZZAAAAP?
Me: Um… What can I get you tonight?
Everyone: (Cracking up)