If you’ve ever worked in retail, you know just how hard of a job it can be. One of the most challenging aspects? The customers. People can be just plain ol’ stupid, or even worse, RUDE. These AskReddit users share their most WTF moments while workin’ in minimum wage hell.
1. Your Fault For Wearing Red
“I was in Target, and a customer turns to me and asks where a particular product is. I reply, and tell her what aisle I think it’s in, and roughly where to find it. I then go back to what I was doing.
This lady suddenly gets all huffy, and is like “that wasn’t very helpful, aren’t you supposed to take me to the product or something”!? I’m kind of taken back by her rude response, and just kind of blink at her for a second until I realize what’s happening.
And then I look her straight in the eye and say: “I don’t work here.”
The look on her face was priceless.
I try not to wear red shirts to shop at Target anymore.”
2. Who’s Gotta Clean Up The Mess, Though?
“Watched a man carrying six bottles of red wine simply drop all six bottles on the ground (shattering them) and walk out of the store, khakis stained bright red like a savage business casual warlord.
My assumption was that it was an accident and he was horribly embarrassed and just left. I’d like to believe that it was an intentional piece of performance art, because it was the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed.”
3. Some People…
“I worked at a fast food place for a while and had this one regular who ALWAYS had something to complain about.
The worst was that no matter what, our fries were NEVER fresh.
Whenever we saw her we’d drop fresh fries just so she wouldn’t complain about them. She’d order, and we’d give her fries directly from the fryer and she’d tell us they weren’t fresh…what the fuck? My manager got them from her, walked to the back, and brought her the exact same container and apologized…The lady said “these are perfect” and went about her day.”
4. Who Wants A Dirty Bag Of Dirt? Nobody.
“I worked at Walmart. A woman came in to return a bag of soil because “the bag was dirty”.
She was dead serious.”
“So I used to work in H&M located on 5th Ave in NYC, so as you can imagine we would get assholes from all over the world. One day I hear over our radio a frantic call for the porter to come to the ladies fitting room. Turns out a woman decided to take a shit in the fitting room, and use some shirts to wipe herself.
The real ‘are you serious?’ moment was that she continued shopping through the store casually.”