I work in a store that took the spot of another. Store A closed in 2012 and store B bought the location.
In summer of 2014 I had a customer try to buy a replacement gazebo roof. I was called to service to help. I asked him to show me where he bought it..and so I follow him toward seasonal. he’ll be LC (lost customer).
LC: I bought one this here a little while ago. You guys have to have them
Me: It could be something we carried last summer but didn’t receive this year. Some products are discontinued.
LC: No no you gotta have it.
Me: [feeling something is up] how long ago did you buy it?
The bad news is the print store is closing for the season next Friday.
The good news is I’ll be selling some pins while it’s on break! They’ll
be debuting at Gallery Nucleus’s PinPalPalooza 2017 tomorrow May 6. So
if you’re in LA go check it! If not, the pins will be up on my website
• “I wanna speak to your manager!”
• *tells you the price of every item as they’re taking it out of their cart*
• “Do you work here??”
• *Gives you half of their order saying they don’t want it anymore*
• *checks out 5 min after the store closes*
• “NO! I WANT EACH ITEM BAGGED SEPARATE!!”
• *hides things in random spots of the store*
• *watches- as their baby is sucking on an item, then puts it back afterwards*
• *Lets their kids ‘pretend’ shop- filling the cart with random things*
• *asks you to take off items, then changes their mind*
• *spends 10 minutes looking for a coupon as their checking out*
• *silences you* “I’m on the phone.”
• *Leaves their garbage behind items on the shelf*
First-time poster, TL/DR at bottom as it’s a long post.
About 6 years back, I was on my way to my parents one night (who live in another state), and I stop at a bridal store in my state to order my bridesmaid’s dress. I’m wearing a pair of old jeans, and I didn’t pack any others because my intent was to take my mother out shopping the next morning, and I was going to pick up a few pairs of jeans then. Specifically I was going to go that chain store with another name for blue in the title, as they were having a sale on their jeans for $20.
I’m getting dressed after my fitting, and because I’m an unbalanced idiot, I step on the right pants leg while trying pull the jeans up, and make what was a small rip into a big one. A huge “from the top of the back right pocket to back of knee” rip. Yeah, not embarrassing at all. Thank goodness I was wearing decent underwear.
But wait…chain store has a location few doors down (this is one of those outside plaza kind of places), and I still have 15 minutes before they close.
TalesFromRetail: Daylight savings is a real b*tch, ain't it?
So daylight savings was yesterday. And our store closes at 5pm on Sundays.
So it’s around 4:50pm and some stragglers are proceeding to the checkout lines, when I see FrequentCustomer (FC) approaching. Now, FC is a nice guy, and he comes to the store every Sunday at close to 4pm to peruse the isles. He’s usually one of the last customers we ring out every Sunday.
So he walks in, and my supervisor says “hey, you’re later than usual today. Forget to set the clocks ahead?” FC is confused and asked what he meant. Supervisor realizes FC forgot about Daylight savings, and explains that it was today. Did I mention FC is usually a really nice guy?
FC: ..get out. Get OUT it’s only 4 o'clock, right??
S: No, it’s almost 5. We close in 10 minutes.
FC: But, I need to make a case of wine! I can’t do that in 10 minutes.
S: …I don’t know what to say? We close in 10 minutes.
FC began grumbling as he stomped through a couple of isles with a cart. You know when a customer wants to let you know they’re upset? So they huff loudly, and drive their carts all rickety making them clank and squeak? He did that for the whole 10 minutes. It was kinda shocking. So Supervisor locks the door to prevent others from coming in, and tells FC to proceed to the register.
FC: I’m not done yet.
S: I hate to break it to you, but you need to leave. I don’t know if you’re aware, but [County] has strict Sunday Liquor laws, and if I don’t punch in the security code for the door in 15 minutes, they’re gonna send a cop car around to check.
And that’s not a lie. We can’t sell before Noon, or after 5 on a Sunday. FC said the famous words we all hear at some point:
Not my problem.
Cue Supervisor pleading, FC refusing… it wasn’t a good time. Luckily with enough badgering Supervisor got FC to leave, sans wine.
We counted the last register we had open as quickly as possible. And punched in the code with a couple of minutes to spare. FC ain’t so nice in my book anymore.
A/N: Credit to @impala-dreamer for semi inspiring this. At least the bed break part with a story about how she broke a bed with her husband. I’ll say no more. Leave it to your imaginations.
Constructive feedback always welcome and appreciated
back!” You made your way into your house, calling out for Jensen and your
daughter. “Ellie! Jay!” No answer. You put the grocery bags in the kitchen and
looked around, unable to find them anywhere. Thinking that maybe they fell
asleep upstairs you ran up the staircase, making your way down the hall, when
you heard your daughter’s giggles.
Daddy!” She giggled. “Again!”
come on. Get back on.” You quietly cracked the door of your bedroom open,
peeking inside. Jensen was on his knees on the bed, face down in the covers.
Ellie was crawling over and climbing on his neck. As soon as she was on he
raised up, grabbing her ankles in his hands. She grabbed his head for balance,
a huge smile on her face. “Going up.” Jensen chuckled.
Hey! Will you be putting more art prints/stickers/other things on your storenvy at any point? Love your art! 🌺✨
Yes! I will be reopening my storenvy with an explosion of new things in June But for now, it is temporarily open for stickers only! There are 2 sticker sets available on my store rn, check them out here~ (store closes on March 20th)