Why, by all means, treat me like shit and expect me to take it with a smile on my face!  

secret_lade 44F
631 posts
10/22/2016 5:56 pm
Why, by all means, treat me like shit and expect me to take it with a smile on my face!


Working in retail can really suck sometimes.

I was not at my best today. After closing the store last night, I had to turn around and open the damn thing this morning too.

I call it a 'clopen'.

Most of the day consisted of me explaining our fucking coupons to idiot shit heads who just couldn't seem to understand that a coupon for body cream means you can ONLY purchase a fucking body cream at a discounted price.

"I really only use the shower gels...."

Really... Shower gels you say......

"Well, that's great! We also sell shower gels! You can buy as many shower gels as you like! Unless your shower gel says 'body cream' on the label, you AREN'T going to get it for $5 though!"

I wanted to mow that one down with my car.

Thank GOD I have tomorrow off.

Small miracles really do happen sometimes.

redrockrascal 60M
19124 posts
10/22/2016 8:30 pm

secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 9:16 pm:
I kind of figured they succeeded. LOL Those were the days of tube tops and shiny lip gloss.

Them tubey tops had a way of slipping down when some of the ladies really wanted something.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


Nola7011 62M
1023 posts
10/22/2016 7:54 pm

Maybe Trump will round up all ignorant consumers, too.

People are strange when you're a stranger."


secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 8:19 pm:
Ha ha ha ha.... Make America Great Again???

Hardupfosho 42M
1727 posts
10/22/2016 7:45 pm

I hear you sister. I work in retail too. S'funny because today I had a very similar experience with a customer who had a coupon for paper towels.

A coworker of mine once said a very wise thing. He reckoned that everyone should have to work at least 6 months in retail - that way there might be just a little more courtesy, common sense and respect all around. A fantasy perhaps but I enjoyed his idea

I hope that you thoroughly enjoy your day off


secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 8:18 pm:
oh, I totally agree. Everyone should have the honor of working retail AND in the food industry at least once in their life. The world would be a MUCH better place!

redrockrascal 60M
19124 posts
10/22/2016 7:16 pm

secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 7:55 pm:
So, tell me, did you ever let the cute girls get fuel even though it wasn't their day?


They tried, and succeeded, in bribing us in ALL sorts of ways food worked and so did other "tactics". People were really desperate especially when the line was down the street. They didn't know if we were going to close the station because we were "out of gas".

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 8:16 pm:
I kind of figured they succeeded. LOL Those were the days of tube tops and shiny lip gloss.

howlindog50 68M
511 posts
10/22/2016 7:09 pm

I part time delivering pizzas . . . part of the job is taking orders over the phone . . . I DO feel your pain . . . coupons aren't an issue, because we offer coupon prices on all kinds of stuff & they don't even need the little piece of paper . . . computer pulls 'em up for us . . . my 3 faves are the customers that call without having a clue what they want to order (hem & haw while on the phone), the ones that keep changing the order (over & over & over again), and my absolute favorite . . . wanting a price after they add each & every item to a large order. And you're right about closing times . . . I'm a closer (we close @ 10) . . . we're cleaning up . . . phone STILL ringing at 10:30-10:45-11:00 pm . . . ya GOTTA wonder, don't ya???


secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 8:15 pm:
Uh oh.... I'm one of those people who don't really know what I want to order when I call because I don't usually have a menu. Ooops!

mufdiver69er2 58M  
1068 posts
10/22/2016 7:03 pm

    Quoting scott6250:
    I know what you mean. I always ran into that kind of crap when I was a cashier at the truck stop's store. We sold all kinds of stuff from truck parts to food and clothing. Nobody could ever figure out the coupons we offered on stuff.
which ts when?


redrockrascal 60M
19124 posts
10/22/2016 6:49 pm

I worked "retail" at a gas station in 1973 (a.k.a. the "gas crisis" - there really wasn't a shortage BTW). People thought they were the only ones that deserved fuel even though it wasn't their day. They either bitched us out, which got them sent to another station, or they tried to bribe us in ALL sorts of ways.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 6:55 pm:
So, tell me, did you ever let the cute girls get fuel even though it wasn't their day? LOL

As for the gas crisis, I do feel really fortunate that I was born in an age where I don't really remember having to go without. My mom was a nut job, but I always had a roof over my head, food in my stomach, and grandparents who took really good care of me.

mc_justmc 58M  
4213 posts
10/22/2016 6:44 pm

Hahaha if your gonna mow them down, do it AFTER the sale. I had someone walk out on me today, while I was answering his question, I wanted to bounce something off his head, like a steel pipe, repeatedly.


secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 6:51 pm:
People suck. I can mow him down with my car, too, for you. LOL

s2ndegree 59M  
8424 posts
10/22/2016 6:34 pm

People don't read anything that's posted in retail
stores. Whether it be coupons,signs,when closing time is.
They don't know which card they're carrying works.
When it comes to employees some you can count on
and others you need to have a back up ready for when they call out.
Then there are the ones like myself that are there for the clopen shifts.
Finish jobs and basically take much of the grief.
With nothing but part time shifts to give, we and the
the disillusioned cattle(customers) suffer.

Using more than all the road!


secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 6:42 pm:
You feel my pain.... Most of the time I like my job, but there are those days where I just want to throw in the towel. It's been super difficult lately because of all the new staff.

pagancountrygirl 61F
3803 posts
10/22/2016 6:29 pm

I've worked in retail but it's been a long time ago. Back then most people could read and understand a coupon (unlike now!) But there were still plenty of stupid people. There never seems to be a shortage of those.
Enjoy your time away from the crazy people!

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 6:33 pm:
I think a lot of the issues today stem from the fact that people KNOW if they pitch a big enough fit, they will get their way. It's the 'customer is always right' philosophy.

I don't agree with that philosophy.

dayzeeme 50F
6556 posts
10/22/2016 6:22 pm

I have no patience for that stuff. Good on you for not bitchslapping them upside the head!


secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 6:29 pm:
Believe me, I REALLY wanted to do some bitchslapping!! LOL

azlyn4562 65M  
1172 posts
10/22/2016 6:11 pm

I worked at Wal-mart for 12 years so I know exactly where your coming from.


secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 6:13 pm:
When I was 20 I worked at walmart in the shoe department. Yikes!!!

scott6250 56M  
13612 posts
10/22/2016 6:00 pm

I know what you mean. I always ran into that kind of crap when I was a cashier at the truck stop's store. We sold all kinds of stuff from truck parts to food and clothing. Nobody could ever figure out the coupons we offered on stuff.

"Sweet, steamy, sensuous kisses light the bright fires of passionate lust within us." scott6250


secret_lade replies on 10/22/2016 6:20 pm:
The sad thing is, a coupon is super clear on what it can be redeemed for. How unintelligent can you be to not be able to decipher the written word??

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