I'm going to keep this one short and sweet. The mall where I work is very close to a major outdoor concert venue. This past week, a jazz fest was scheduled.
On Saturday, I'm selling/dusting/folding when two refugees from a cosplay convention came up to my register.
Girl #1 had a silver and purple wig with a HUGE black bow in it. Girl #2 had a bright red wig. Both were wearing Sailor Moon outfits and lots of eye makeup. Girl #1 holds up her handbag which is the size of a standard garment bag.
-"HI! Can I leave this here with you?"
-"Can I leave this here with you while we go to the concert?"
-"No ma'am. I'm sorry, but you can't."
-"Well, why noooooooott?"
-"Because Gord & Raylor is not a storage facility, ma'am. No one here can watch your bag for the next 3 to 4 hours. Why don't you lock it in your car?"
-"Because the car is parked on the other side of the mall! Like a MILE away! DUH!"
They walked away muttering. I banged my head on the counter a few times and then I felt better. I told my manager about it. She said, "You think it's bad up HERE? Down on the first floor, they're bringing in baby strollers and wheeled coolers and asking the same thing!"
So I ask you, RHU'ers: anybody ever dealt with a similar situation?
...and the dance goes on.
--Joe the Cigar Guy