I'm 23 years old and I manage a head shop in a small town, and luckily I have the greatest customers ever usually. I've worked retail since I started working at 16, so I've had alot of learning experiences about how shitty humans can be. But this store is a cake walk. Stoned, happy customers all day long!
This is a place that EVERYONE in town wants to work at. I get about 50 resumes a week. But when hiring, I always look for someone who has worked the worst retail jobs (gas stations, waitresses, chain store clerks, etc), since I know they will always appreciate how this place is run and not take it for granted. Because we have a warehouse, the guys we hire work there, and the girls usually work the front. Since I'm a chick as well, it's all girls! And because we offer great customer service and have beautiful young ladies working here, sometimes "Hello, can I help you find anything today? *smile*" translates to "I would really like to go home with you and let you do dirty things to me!". I don't know why, it just does. Usually the girls just hold there ground and tell these guys to F*** off and leave (I have given them full right to, there is no reason for them to ever feel uncomfortable at work), until we hired this chick I'll call Blondie.
Now Blondie was an aspiring model, that actually did flirt with the guys inadvertently. She never really meant to she just did. She was also rather dumb. She had no backbone and was never able to tell a customer to stop standing so close, or please do not try and touch my tits. So after a while, I figured out that I had to listen to what was going on on the floor at ALL TIMES and jump in when needed. Thank god I did because one day I hear this from Creepy Custy.
Blondie: "Can I help you find anything?"
Creepy Custy: "You're very beautiful."
Blondie: "Erm, thanks? Can I help you find anything?"
Now I'm chuckling since this happens a bit, they usually get it of their chest then stop.
Creepy Custy: "You're very beautiful."
Creepy Custy: "I'm a very rich man, you know. *holds out a handful of pennies* I can make your wildest dreams come true!"
By this point I'm poking my head out the door when a terrified Blondie and me make eye contact. This one definitely needs me. CC is leaning over the counter to get as close to her as possible still holding out his vast riches (handful of pennies). I take a deep breath and am just about to charge out when....
Creepy Custy: "I'm very rich, and you're very beautiful.... Would you like to do porn, you would be great!?"
I tear out the office as fast as possible and charge at him!
Me: "Did I just hear what I think you said?"
Creepy Custy: *Creepy smile* "What did you think I said?"
ME: "I think you just asked my employee if she would like to do porn?!?!"
Creepy Custy: "YES! And you're very beautiful too, would YOU like to do porn? I'll make you rich!" *holds out pennies in his hands*
Me: "GET THE F*** OUTTA MY STORE!!!!"
Creepy Custy turns to Blondie and asks same question again. I puff myself up and make myself as tough as a 23 year old, 5'6" girl can and get right in Creepy Custy's face and repeat myself, this time screaming as my spit flies all over his face lol. This time he stops and just stares at my tits! Then he starts coming towards me with his hands out. I'm thinking Oh shit! Thankfully, Blondie passes me our Thai beating stick (don't ask) and I start waving that around like a madman, when she takes the cue and grabs a hammer. Luckily he stops, and starts walking out, slowly, backwards, all the while staring right at us. Finally he leaves and we breathe a sigh of relief.
I'm used to having to step up and protect my employees from shit like this, but he just takes the cake. The look in his eyes was unlike anything I had ever seen before. I blame drugs, probably PCP. I'm scared to think what would have happened if I wasn't there...
May all your bosses love you like family, and may none of your customers be as terrible as him!