It's that scary, eye-opening time of the year RHU!
When dreaded Holiday Hell begins to make its creep into the stores and the lives of retail workers speed up and don't slow down till January.
As Halloween Hell quickly approaches, this month on RHU we are feauturing some fun stuff for you to enjoy on your daily visits to The Underground. Hopefully it will make that holiday hell creep at your workplace a little more bearable.
If you work at a Halloween store, costume shop, or even somewhere that sells Halloween merchandise, send RHU your pics and custy stories! We'd love to post any kind of LOL Halloween displays, signage or piggy shopper messes!
Also, RHU loves to post Workplace Ghost stories! Have you ever encountered paranormal activity at your job? Tell us the tale! All this month on RHU we will posting the classic stories and videos of service ghosts!
They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, and altogether ooky! No, not the Addams Family, the custys!
Witches, Zombies, Bloodsuckers, and Werewolves are not the only creatures running around loose this month, if you are in any kind of service job, you will most like encounter the customer versions of these famous monsters!
Send RHU your Weird and Wacky custy tales, past or present!
- creepy custys
- strange and weird custys
- funny, kooky, wacky custys
- WTF custys
And in the case of creepy, no, we don't mean the gross old men who hit try to get you to date them. We mean the ones who behave in a way that makes you squirm or lean wayyy the fuck away from them. These custys might say disturbing things that make you reach for the nearest blunt weapon. Or the ones that will say something completely out of the blue, contrary to the current conversation and bring up subjects that make your skin crawl.
Remember the old lady who wants to give you intimate health knowledge about her surgery or body parts rotting off?
Remember the guy who told you the cabbages are dancing in Aisle 3?
Introduce RHU to the strangest, wakiest, weirdest customers you've ever encountered!
As the long days of Black Thanksgiving and Chrismtas loom ahead, we thought October would be the perfect month to flash our retail balls and blow off some steam!
RHU's Retail Balls Awards are moments in work hell where you decide you're not putting up with shit anymore and manage to stop a rude custy or abusive manager in their tracks.
Retail Balls Awards pay tribute to workers who decide not to stay quiet and confront workplace injustices.
If you have a past story, a new story, or maybe you heard a great tale of someone who stood up to a horrible customer, we would love to hear the story on RHU! Some of the funniest and most clever Retail Balls Awards are when the custy gets told in the sweetest voice that enough is enough.
All this month RHU will feature classic Retail Balls Awards as well. There many awesome stories from over the years of RHUers standing up to their nightmare custys and bosses.
Maybe there's a Retail Balls Award in your future?
Rube Goldberg Machine. Unchained Reaction. If either of these two phrases stir the sensation of "Awesome" in your gut, follow the links to your heart's content. After you've gotten that out of your system, please consider this fun photo theme we came up with: disturbing Coworker Improv like you've never seen before.
The way we see it, Rube Goldberg Coworker Improv is when employees jerry rig something together because they don't have the right tools - balanced on a ladder and board, supported by two sawhorses, just to screw in a lightbulb. Total scenes of workplace WTFery, distinctly unsafe, simply to perform an otherwise normal activity such as painting a wall.
There's also a lot of Coworker Improv going on in offices, at registers, bathrooms, and breakrooms. If you see any clever solutions to broken shit or folks trying to get their jobs done with out the right tools, send em to RHU!
Funeral homes may be creepy but they are retail for the dead!
This month we have an LOL procession full of freaky funny funeral home sigange. Strange slogans, odd notices, bizarre ads, and the random funeral home with a name that just makes you stop and raise an eyebrow!
Since millions of people all of the world will be screaming inside of Haunted attractions this month, we thought, we'd bring you the most embarassing, underwear-wetting, hilariously terror-filled screams we could find. In Retail Hell we don't usually get to laugh at screaming custys. If you have a funny haunted house scream pic or see one online, send it to RHU!
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