Okay so this is kind of a fuck customers story but also a holy hell creepy customers story. TL;DR at the end if it’s long enough.
So I work at the Land of the 31 Flavors. It’s still a new job for me but I got everything down pretty fast and within the first couple weeks they trusted me with a store key. I was working a Saturday night (we close at 10:30 instead of 10 on Friday and Saturday) and it was about 10:15, I’d been ahead of schedule for closing so I was really just waiting to actually close. Out of nowhere this giant truck/ all-terrain vehicle barrels through the parking lot and parks, badly, right up next to the front window. Five guys get out, four of them sit down on the path furniture, one comes in and buys something. They all seem to be around my age, give or take a couple years (I’m 19).
So this guy comes in, looks around for what was apparently nearly ten minutes, orders two flavors that he admits he’s never tried, and goes out to sit with his buddies. I’m clear to lock the door now, so I walk around to the front, lock the door and pull the plug on the open sign, and get along for the rest of my close.
Except about ten minutes later, I look over to see if they’re all still there, and all five of them are staring at me through the window.
Keep in mind that at this particular store the staff is almost all girls, so we get creeps now and then, and most of us coworkers are pretty close so we have each others’ backs. But I was closing alone that night, and I wasn’t about to walk out the front if they were still there.
So I take my time closing. We get around to 11:45 and they’re still there, looking into the store at me every often. So I texted the opener for the next day to let her know that I hadn’t set the alarm and was going out the back, and I outlined the story. I lock up, turn off all the lights, and go out the back door and around the building to the parking lot.
Just as I’m about to get into my car, I hear one of the guys say,“Hey, where’d she go?”