Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life For Me

, , , , | Right | October 30, 2018

(I work for an accessory store geared towards girls 18 and younger. Corporate is holding a contest for upcoming Halloween. To get in the spirit of Halloween, I’m dressed in a pirate costume that goes way beyond my knees, nearly to my ankles, and I’m barely showing any skin. I’m alone in the store when a woman, no younger than 40, comes in.)

Me: *smiling* “Hi. Are you looking for anything in particular today?”

Woman: *angrily* “No.”

Me: “Okay, let me know if I can help you with anything.”

(The woman glares at me but continues to shop. After a while she comes up to the counter.)

Me: “Did you find everything you wanted okay?”

Woman: *rudely* “Does your boss know you’re dressed like that?”

Me: “The costume? Oh, yeah, she saw it when she left for the day.”

Woman: “I bet you think you’re smart, dressing like a tramp to lure in men.”

Me: *stunned* “Excuse me?”

Woman: “How dare you dress like a seductive harlot?! You’re going to rot in Hell if you continue to dress like that! You shouldn’t wear something like that around children!”

(She continued to yell at me beyond the point of tears before taking her receipt and items. She turned and stomped out abruptly, leaving me in tears with four hours left of my shift.)

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