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Won’t Be Party To Your Crazy Requests

| Right | April 3, 2017

(A customer comes in a few minutes after we open at 10 am. He spends half an hour looking around and photographing items. Then he approaches the counter where I’m processing new inventory.)

Customer: “What time do you close?”

Me: “6:30 pm.”

Customer: “No, today. What time do you close today?”

Me: “6:30 pm.”

Customer: “But it’s Saturday.”

Me: “Right.”

Customer: “I have a party until 7. Will you be open after 7?”

Me: “I’m afraid not; we close at 6:30.”

Customer: “Well, that’s just ridiculous.”

Me: “Could I help you find something right now, while you’re here?”

Customer: “I want to buy some things but I don’t want to take them to the party.”

Me: “Well, you could purchase them now and pick them up another day at your convenience!”

Customer: “No, I don’t want to do that.”

Me: “We have two other locations; maybe you’ll be closer to [Location #1] or [Location #2]?”

Customer: “No, I never go there.”

Me: “You can always stop back in another day and purchase your items.”

Customer: “No, I want them today.”

Me: “Well… I’m afraid I’m out of suggestions.”

Customer: “So, you don’t want my business?”

Me: “I would love to help you, if you want to purchase your items while the store is open.”

Customer: “So you’re not going to help me?”

Me: “I’m not sure what you want me to do?”

Customer: “How about I get your phone number and you come let me in when I’m done with my party?”

Me: “…no.”

Customer: “Well, I guess you don’t want my business.”

Me: “I guess not.”

(He left.)

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