Some Parenting Choices Can’t Be Made Up

| Yorkshire, England, UK | Right | October 17, 2014

(I am stocking the make-up aisle in a large drug store. A customer is next to me trying on lipstick at the stand I am filling, with her three-year-old son sat on the floor next to her. I see him take the lid off a tube of foundation and raise it to his mouth.)

Me: “Miss, you might want to stop your kid before he eats that. It won’t be good for him.”

Customer: “Oh, yeah.”

(Without looking away from the mirror she is using to try the lipstick, she pats the boy on the head.)

Customer: “Don’t do that.”

(The kid ate the foundation while his oblivious mother continued to test the products, and I moved away before I said something I’d regret.)

The Final Cherry On Top

| Interlochen, MI, USA | Right | October 17, 2014

(I work at the retail store of an arts camp. Since the campus is about a half hour away from the annual Cherry Festival, we sell a number of cherry products. One of these was a bottle of cherry concentrate. It is about $20 for a 12 oz bottle. Being concentrate, not juice, you don’t drink it by itself. You take about a teaspoon of it and add it to water to make it into juice. Most people, though, think that it is just normal juice and so it doesn’t really sell well.)

Camper #1: “What is this? Juice? Geez! Why would anyone buy juice for $20?”

Camper #2: “THAT’S NOT JUICE!”

Camper #1: “What? Isn’t it?”

Camper #2: “NO! THAT IS CONCENTRATE! IF YOU DRINK IT BY ITSELF YOU WILL POOP FOREVER!”

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They Heard You Loud And Clear

| Sydney, NSW, Australia | Working | October 16, 2014

(There’s a fashion shop near where I work that blasts their music so loud that we get complaints from customers about the noise in our shop. I can only stand being in the actual shop for a few moments, so never shop in there. One day I go in and grab one of their feedback forms. I start filling it in and get to the complaints area asking if there is anything that I don’t like about the store. That’s when I notice they’ve added:)

Complaints Form: “‘Music is too loud,’ is not an acceptable complaint.”

Under New Mismanagement, Part 3

| WI, USA | Working | October 16, 2014

(I work at a fabric and crafts store where employees wear headsets to communicate. It is a stocking day and there are more workers than normal: in this case, three full managers, a part-time manager, and me [a part-time associate]. I am currently working the counter where patrons can get by-the-yard items measured when the register bell starts ringing.)

Me: *ignoring the bell since one of the managers is supposed to be manning it* “—and how much of [Product] do you need today?”

Patron #1: “Can you show me what three yards looks like?”

Me: “Sure can.”

(I starts laying out fabric when I notice no-one has gone to the registers.)

Me: “One moment, please.” *over my radio* “There’s a customer at registers.”

Register Manager: “We’re all in the office and will be here for a while. You’ll have to get it.”

(Note: there is ALWAYS supposed to be one manager on the floor at all times and no one ever gave me the heads-up that I was the only one the floor. At this point, the patron at the registers is annoyed and smacking the bell.)

Me: *loudly to be heard halfway across the store* “Someone will be with you as soon as they can!” *over radio* “I can’t. I’m cutting and have a line.”

(My manager finally comes out, acting huffy and irritated that she actually has to do the job she’s scheduled for. Afterward, they all gather at my counter (guess their impromptu meeting wasn’t that important) where I am still helping patrons. They proceed to help the part-time manager pick out materials for a personal project and gossip, while on the clock, in front of customers. Register bell rings again just as I am done cutting and trying to get caught up putting everything away. No one else even acts like they hear the bell.)

Me: *after running across the store to the registers* “Sorry, thank you for waiting. Apparently I’m the only one working today.”

Patron #1: “I noticed.”

 

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Can’t Put A Dollar Value On Such Stupidity

| Centereach, NY, USA | Right | October 16, 2014

(I work in a store that only sells items for $1. There are signs that everything is only $1 all around. This customer came up to me and pointed to one of the products.)

Me: “Can I help you?”

Customer: “Yes, you can most certainly help me. I’m looking around and I don’t see any price tags.”

Me: “You do know what store this is right?”

Customer: “Yes, this is [Dollar Store Name] and I’d like to know the name of this product.”

(I sighed and pointed to the sign that said that everything was a dollar.)

Customer: “Well, why didn’t you just say that?”

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