This isn't quite a retail thing but definitely a dealing with shitty people thing: I was presenting (and selling) art I spent a lot of time and hard work on at this big event and this lady walked up to talk to me about it and after I explained how I sketched it out in pencil first before painting, she was like "So you're not an artist, you just color in the lines" and just??? What the fuck is wrong with you???
I would shove my paint brush up her damn nose. People in general can be really annoying to artists. My FAVORITE has always been “OH CAN YOU DRAW ME”(for free). :/ -Abby