My local comic book store is a really nice place. Tons of comics and merchandise, a coffee shop in the back, all super hero themed. It’s also part of a big chain and attached to one of the normal stores, but they handle the comic book part as it’s an independent location. The guys who work there set up a chat to let us regulars know when new comics arrive and hold em for us a couple weeks before we can buy it. The coffee shop opened recently and the “normal store” customers go there a lot.
I went to pick up my comics and decided to get coffee. There isn’t a line just a middle aged lady asking the girl at the counter how much each thing costs. She ends up getting a coffee+muffin combo, which is on sale advertised on a big poster - plain coffee+vanilla or chocolate muffin. Lady pays and girl goes to get it (she is the only one working the coffee shop) but lady changes her mind and asks for a cappuccino with cream and one of those fancy muffins that are obviously more expensive. Girl gets the muffin and before making the cappuccino she says the cheap combo is actually plain coffee and plain muffins, tells her the price difference and asks if she wants it anyway. Lady isn’t having. She starts a ranting about how the girl lied to her and demands what she wants for the cheap price. Girl apologizes, very polite, but lady accuses her of false advertising.
I’ve worked retail and I know how it is (also this lady is putting up a scam wtf), so I cut her up and point the poster (the girl did it too), that could not have been more clear. She says “just give me the cappuccino and my muffin”. Girl hasn’t made the coffee yet so she asks if the lady wants the plain combo or if she is going to pay the difference and lady THROWS A FIT. The poor girl ended up giving what she wanted for the combo price. It’s my time to order so I ask if it won’t be trouble for her and offer to take her side if she talks to the manager, but she says it’s her second week and she doesn’t want any trouble. We talk about how the lady did it on purpose and the girl looks relieved that I believe her and a lil happier.
I was so mad that this sitty woman would do something like that to a young girl who’s busting her ass in a new job, in a store where everybody is super nice and helpful and all the employees will go way past their job to make sure customers are happy. I actually got the cappuccino and an expensive muffin too and sat right in front of her, glaring at her nonstop the entire time. She got uncomfortable really fast didn’t even finish eating before leaving the store, a good third of the muffin lingering in the table.
Maybe you scammed your way through this but you sure as hell don’t get to enjoy your STOLE muffin and cappuccino, b****.