The door of my apartment opens into a foyer, and my cat loves to run out there when I'm leaving. I "convince" her to go back inside by having her chase a laser pointer. Well, my laser pointer broke, and after two days of having to bodily pick her up and put her inside (plus her looking at me with her "But our game? You don't love me anymore!" face) I decided to stop by RadioShack to get a new one.
When I walked in, there were two female clerks trying to deal with a very angry patron. He was trying to return a web camera that he had bought "just the other day." He had no box, and no receipt, and claimed to have paid in cash, so there would have been no record of his specific transaction in their computer.
He was getting more and more irate at the woman who was trying to help him, and kept dragging the other clerk into the situation as well. Finally one of the clerks was able to disengage and help me.
I got my laser pointer. I asked about a micro USB charger for my Kindle, and she told me I shouldn't use a standard one, and should purchase one from Amazon. I asked about my camera, because I thought I needed a new memory card, and she didn't treat me like an idiot when I discovered that the card had been locked, not even when I used an old school term, "write protected." Meanwhile web cam guy is still arguing with the other clerk.
Then a male clerk comes out of the back room, and the customer immediately moves over to him, saying, "Maybe YOU can help me. I've wasted 20 minutes with her." Ooh, sexism is so going to win you friends and get people to make concessions for you!
As I was paying, I asked my clerk for a piece of paper and wrote down NotAlwaysRight.com and RetailHellUnderground.com. I told her they were therapy. Apparently she'd never heard of either.
I don't understand why people aren't nice to retail staff. I went home and opened my laser pointer and my cat had a BLAST. RadioShack lady made my cat happy. How can you hate one someone who helps make cats happy?
If you're reading this, RadioShack lady, my cat thinks you're teh awsum! And your coworker should get an award for putting up with that sexist bombast.