If you work at a place where you sell anything at all to the general public, you probably silently judge customers for buying certain things.
Don’t lie to us, you know you do it!
And so do these folks on AskReddit.
Take a look at what they had to say.
1. Boozin’ it up.
“I worked as a cashier for many years. The one that stands out to me is when this one group of people came in to buy al**hol.
They were all pretty intoxicated already and the law says you cannot sell al**hol to an already-intoxicated person. I let them know I would not be selling them any al**hol so of course, they raised a big stink about it and security had to escort them out.
I worried that they drove to the store because they were all too d**nk to be driving.”
2. VERY dry.
“I worked for an on-campus sandwich shop in college. This guy who lived there and came in every day was super nice, but his sandwich always upset me: a bunch of roast beef on rye bread.
Nothing else. That has to be the driest sandwich out there. I hope he is doing well and has improved his sandwich game.”
“I worked in a store and we did not take EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer).
I had a lady once roll up in a newer Escalade and piled up about $75 worth of junk food in a cart. I told her no EBT.
She threw a huge shit fit and proceeded to pull out a wad of $100 bills.”
“I work at a hospital and we have a local coffee-shop chain near our cafeteria.
I will never forget the day a woman ordered a tea with five creams and six sugars and a large coffee with six creams and eight Splendas.
I can only hope they weren’t for her.”
5. Gimme the good stuff.
“I worked at HomeGoods and there was ‘organic’ water in the specialty foods section.
First of all, water contains no carbon and is thus inorganic.
Second, who buys water from HomeGoods?”
6. Freaky deeky.
“I work at a Spencer’s. Nothing really fazes me, however, I judge the hell out of people who buy love spell books.
I don’t really believe in witchcraft but d**n, it’s the intention. I’ve read through them and it gets super disgusting.”
“About 40 years ago I worked at a large store similar to Walmart.
We caught a lady shoplifting a bunch of baby clothes one time.
I felt sorry for her, thinking she just didn’t have enough money to buy clothes for her baby, right up until I noticed she was wearing a pair of $50 jeans (and that was a lot of money for jeans 40 years ago).”
8. A great combo.
“When I worked at a convenience store many moons ago on the overnight shift, I had a regular customer come in every night and buy a red hot beef burrito and a 500 ml jug of Half and Half.”
“I work in a store with makeup and judge the s**t out of people buying Essence.
It’s cheap for a reason, and I promise that with their complete lack of tamper-evident packaging, somebody’s already swatched what you’re buying.
“I didn’t really judge purchases so much as the circumstances. Like the lady who came to the Babies ‘R’ Us in the middle of the worst snow/ice storm.
After every other school and job had closed (except for crappy retail), this lady came in with her baby (it was single digits outside).
The baby was definitely younger than a year and looked younger than six months. Mom and baby come in and buy a single tube of baby toothpaste and leave. There was no need to risk the baby’s life just for that.”
11. A real hassle.
“I think the only time I ever judged someone was actually a dude with a return. He came up right before my lunch break with a cart full of the most random hardware items ever, easily over 200 pieces.
No receipts, no idea which card he had used. I scanned about 25 items and ran his card, but only about seven showed up so I told him I can’t proceed without receipts.
He said ‘What about your no-hassle return guarantee?’ and I just looked at him and said ‘That is for people who have receipts or know what card they used,’ and walked off for my lunch break.”
12. Pretty gross.
“I work at a boba shop and I definitely judge people who get fruit-flavored toppings in their chocolate/coffee-flavored drinks.
Rainbow jelly and hot chai latte — just thinking about it grosses me out.”
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