This Lady’s Purchase Showed Her Scandalous History
That’s when she yelled: ‘NO! That man is my husband. My BOYFRIEND in Texas bought me these. My husband CAN’T find out!!’
So I calmly asked her to call her boyfriend – who never picked up the phone. She threatened me some more until I hit the LP button on the keyboard and got it handled by the store manager.”
He’d Try On This Outfit, But Not In A Fitting Room
“I worked at Dillard’s (a plague to your soul to work at). A chubby old man comes in, you can tell something is off about him. He smells like relish and sweat among other bodily odors. He asks me to find him a pair of pants because his current one I guess broke on him since he’s holding it up with one hand. While I’m searching with him for a pair of jeans, this guy is dangling a plastic bag with I guess some drinks in it, while trying to suck and lick a jawbreaker candy. I look at his lips and they’re just massively swollen like he had dental surgery. He’s slobbering all over the jeans and kinda hollering to what sounds like a ballpark concession stand person who walks between the stands. The guy finally likes one pair and he asks where the fitting room is.
It’s in clear sight but I point 15 feet away. He grumbles to himself and slowly while balancing to not drop his jawbreaker and his bag, he takes off his pants right there near the register, which is the closest one to the main mall entrance. I start panicking internally but chuckling because I’m just thinking my coworkers should totally be seeing this crap. The guy finally has his pants all the way off only with a huge button up shirt on and his underwear to which you can smell even more foul odors. He slowly rustles the new pants up and puts them on slowly. He asks me how much he owes and I have to rip the tag off him to ring him up. He gives me his old jeans to ‘just keep it.’ And off he left slobbering elsewhere. Somehow I was the only one in the whole dang store to see all this at a busy time of the day.”
Going Out Out Of His Way To Help This Customer Definitely Paid Off
“I worked at a Levi’s and a man came in to try on a plaid shirt that was displayed in the shop window. He said he had OCD and asked to try on every plaid shirt (probably 50+ shirts) we had in his size because he needed the lines to match up at the seams. I was bored as heck so I decided to help him instead of focusing on other customers.
The sale took about an hour and a half but he bought $400+ worth of clothing and then called our district manager to say how happy he was with me because other employees wouldn’t take him seriously.”
This One-Year Warranty Wasn’t Enough For This Customer
“I briefly worked at a Red Wing Boots & Shoes after college. If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, they’re work boots. At the time, they were made in the US, were of pretty decent quality, and had a one year guarantee. As long as you brought your boots back within a year of purchase, we’d either have them replaced or repaired at no cost.
I had a guy come in one day wanting us to replace his boots. He was in our system as having purchased them from us, and he’d had them just shy of two years. I told him about our policy and explained to him how two was more than one, but he was dead set on not having to pay for another pair of $300 boots. He eventually left once I let him know that there was no one higher ranking than me in the shop at the moment that could give him the answer he wanted, and let him know when the manager was in next if he wanted to argue the case.”
Fitting Rooms Truly Are A Retail Workers Worst Nightmare
“Some creepy old dude wanted me to help him try on Speedos and was all pervy and leered at me. I mean, who leers and thinks that’s charming and/or attractive? Does that EVER work? I refused and told him that I existed merely to unlock the fitting room and that he was on his own. I let him into the fitting room and then actively avoided him. I went to clean the dressing rooms after he left and ended up making the most disturbing discovery in the room he used.