That Same Old Entitled Customer Yarn

, , , , | Right | April 17, 2020

I work in a yarn store. I am winding yarn for a customer who has just spent approximately $200. While I do this, we’re chatting. Another customer comes in. She has shopped here before but not very often. I say hi to her and continue to wind the first customer’s yarn and chat with her. Most of the time, customers just want to look around so I tend not to bother them past a greeting until they ask for help. She has been in the store for all of five seconds and starts to leave.

Me: “Oh, did you forget something?”

Customer: “You didn’t even ask me if you could help me.”

Me: “I am sorry. I am helping another customer at the moment and can be with you in a few minutes.”

She starts yelling and waving her arms around.

Customer: “I AM YOUR CUSTOMER! I AM YOUR MONEY! I AM YOUR CUSTOMER!”

Me: “Ma’am, I am sorry, but I need to finish up with this customer first.”

Customer: “I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS SERVICE! I’M YOUR CUSTOMER! I’M YOUR MONEY!”

With that, she storms out of the store. My original customer looks at me in disbelief that anyone would act that way.

Original Customer: “What the h*** was that? Is my money Monopoly money or something? If she complains about you, I will back you up that she went all insane!”

Me: “No worries, my friend owns the shop and would have probably kicked her out for acting like that.”

And yes, after telling my friend, the owner, what happened, she said she would have told her to get the h*** out of her store for treating her workers that way.

I was at a convention a few months later and I saw the same woman. She kept looking at me like she was trying to figure out where she knew me from. I recognized her right away and smiled at her. All of a sudden, she must have realized that I was from the shop where she’d made a fool of herself, because she immediately turned her face downward and hurried away from the area where I was seated.

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