Greetings again from your mostly friendly neighborhood craft store framer!
The Facebook page keeps reminding me of great little goodies. I don't post more than comments on the FB page because Crafty Corporate has a pretty enthusiastic LP/Social Media team, and I don't want the possible cross contamination.
Anyway, someone had mentioned good ideas for how to respond to customers, who in their ever increasing obliviousness, ask if you, in the outfit that looks like the outfit of everyone else that works here and is wearing a name tag with the store name on it, actually work here.
Well, what happens when you get the opposite?
My craft store happens to be located next door to a Super BullsEye and as such, a lot of us will pop over there for things resembling food on our lunch breaks. The holiday season had started gearing up, so I wore my GREEN jacket over my distinctly NOT RED shirt, and was making my way over to the grocery section when a woman storms up to me.
Lady: "Where is your f#$%ing baking soda?"
She pulls my jacket open further and gets about an inch away from my name tag and just stares at it for about 15-30 seconds... which given where my name tag was, and most are located, I'm sure looked amusing to anyone who happened to glance over.
Lady: "So you're telling me you can't tell me where the f%^&%ing baking soda is. God, you're worthless."
Me: "I'd assume it's with the rest of the baking supplies, which since I can read, should be that aisle there, but if you want more, you'd have to ask someone who works here."
The lady stormed off, and I just stood there for another minute, still trying to process WTF just happened.
Has this happened to anyone else, or am I just that lucky?
May all your custies have a few brain cells still in use!