Dear Clothing Stores

If you have a plus size section…you do realize we like colors right? We like colors just as much as the skinny girls. There’s more to fall than shades of black, white and gray *cough XXI Forever* and the occasional dark green and orange 😒

I mean if you’re gonna banish us to a corner at least get some shit right

Those customers who let their kids run rampant in the store, and tell them to “go play in the toy aisle” while destroying everything.

Best part was, the lady’s kid pissed on the floor and she told one of the employees to clean it up and only said “there’s a spill.”

BITCH, WE CAN SEE THE YELLOW TINT ALONG WITH YOUR KID WHO IS ASHAMED

Homophobes need not apply.

So it’s pretty unusual that i make a big ranting post on here, but after today’s events i can’t hold back.
I work for a large video game retailer, and we get customers of all shapes and sizes, 9/10 they are lovely.
Today, I met the most disgusting kind of human being. After swaggering up to the counter he looked at my colleague with disgust before slamming the box down (at a till which was closed) before demanding “serve me yeah darlin?”. I politely said i was not working on the till but my co worker would be more than happy to help.
“I don’t wanna be served by him, he’s weird.” Uncomfortable by this statement, my colleague asked me to serve, to which I agreed.
It was the next few lines that filled me with complete and utter disgust, “yeah i can’t stand the queers, fucking fags.” The guy said, with a foul smug grin, looking directly at my colleague.
At this point I immediately refused service, and told him that he should leave the shop as we dont tolerate verbal abuse. He said a few more homophobic slurs, pointing and swearing. I then informed him this is a family store and he had to leave.
At this he replied “I’m leaving, silly little midget bitch!”, and gained glares from other customers. Nice come back, right?
Luckily my manager heard what had happened, and he is not to return to the shop. I’m pretty quiet and don’t like confrontation usually, so today was pretty unusual (I’ll be honest I’m a 5"2 young woman with glasses - I’m not exactly intimidating or bursting with confidence) . But I hope to never come across someone like that again, and the fact he actually thought I’d be happy to help after giving my colleague and friend verbal homophobic abuse was absurd. Gay, straight, whatever, just because you are working does not give anyone the right to belittle or abuse you, whether it is verbal or physical.

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Sack, cloth and ashes: Children’s Place CEO’s ‘reign of terror’ has seen staff fired, activists arrested           

When the eight-story Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed in 2013, 1,129 people were killed and thousands more injured. More than two years later, The Children’s Place continues to purchase garments from unsafe factories.

This is part two of a two part series. 

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In Bangladesh, the sham of Shams factory: Mega-chain the Children’s Place continues to source clothes in unsafe sweatshops 

While American moms can buy The Children’s Place red and blue twill shorts for the price of a couple of Happy Meals, a factory worker in Bangladesh has to work for two days, with overtime, to afford a single pair.

This is part one of a two-part series.    

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The Freezer Bunny Ice Cream Stand Franchise Kit V2.0

You’ve seen the build, now it’s time to sell some Ice Cream! This updated Freezer Bunny Ice Cream Franchise kit includes  all of the recolors I created for the original Freezer Bunny Build,  as well as a ton of new stuff I created for the updated version of the build, plus a lot of other items I didn’t even take screenshots of.

Thank you everyone who has both followed and supported me since that 300th follower gift, and I hope you enjoy this new set. (click images for hi res version)

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Have fun :)!

a few regulars at my job
  • customer who always wears a hat that says ‘jesus saves’ and has no less than three american flags on his body at all times.
  • customer who always picks all the caps off the portabella mushrooms
  • customer who demands everything be marked down for her and if you refuse, says she has a medical condition and threatens to sue you for making her go the emergency room. optionally, fakes some kind of choking fit.
  • customer who hugged me out of nowhere and then wanted to lay hands on me and pray for my soul.
  • customer who asked me out and then told me i looked like i was 12 years old.
  • customer who shows up every time there’s a football game and rides through the store on a scooter, shirtless, with team flags taped to his nipples, screaming ‘GOOOO SEEEAAAHHAAAWWWWKS.’ he never buys anything, just does that.
  • customer who goes around asking employees if they want to join the army. also never buys anything.
  • customer who goes around quizzing employees about history. no one cares when kentucky became a state, dude, go away. also you smell bad.
  • customer who looks like nicki minaj.

i’ve been annoyed by a smelly towel wrapped in a plastic bag that’s been up at the customer service desk for a day or two. i wasn’t there for its return, so i don’t know where it came from or even what it’s called. i want to get rid of it, but i have to find the UPC so i can send it up to be removed from the inventory. im normally really good at finding obscure UPCs (and this towel looks unfamiliar and old), but even with all my incredible searching skills, i could not figure out what it is. now that i’m home, it drifted into my mind, so i decided to search for it online using the two identifying words i remember from the label: “wamsutta select”

now i’ve worked at BBB for three years and i’ve never heard of this particular wamsutta line, only wamsutta duet and wamsutta perfect soft (and another one that got merged with duet, but that was a long time ago and i can’t remember it anymore), so i figured it might be from another retailer. maybe wamsutta made this line for target? does target carry wamsutta? that would be an easy answer. but as it turns out, from an archived newspaper article in 1999, bed bath and beyond DID carry it:

“Bed Bath and Beyond: Towel collections on the wall [include]…Wamsutta Select.”

…but sixteen years ago. and the towel line is unsearchable through our inventory system, which means it must be pretty old, perhaps older than our system. which means: 

someone returned a towel to us they’ve had for sixteen years.

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