A Tall Order, Literally

, , , | Working | February 20, 2018

(I am 5’2”, so when customers ask me to reach something for them, I either have to be creative about getting the item down, or I have to wander around and find someone taller to reach. [Coworker #1] is about 5’10”, and [Coworker #2] is over six feet tall. Both are women. I’m chatting with [Coworker #1] when [Coworker #2] comes over to us.)

Coworker #2: “[My Name], do you need me to reach anything for you today?”

Me: “No, not today.”

Coworker #1: “What?”

Me: “Yesterday morning, a customer wanted me to reach dog food that was all the way in the back of the top shelf, behind another bag. I called for help on the radio, but no one responded. So, I went into their meeting to ask for help.”

Coworker #2: “She was like, ‘Can I borrow the tallest person?’ No names, but I knew she was talking about me.”

(Just then, a customer walks up to us.)

Customer: “Excuse me?”

Coworker #1: “Yes?”

Customer: “Could one of you please reach something for me?”

([Coworker #1] and I laughed as [Coworker #2] went to help her.)

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