I just wanted to share a memory of an AWESOME retail slave that worked at the Hoarders I went to. She was so upbeat and polite, even after having to deal with a douchebag crusty! Here's how the story goes.
I had just gotten out of an interview with Anthropologie (not sure what I was thinking...) and walked over to the Hoarders that is a few stores down. I browsed for a while looking for nothing really in particular before choosing a book written by an author I liked.
I made my way towards the registers and noticed that only one cashier was ringing. She was waiting on an elderly man, with a middle aged woman behind him, then there was me. I began browsing all the little odds and ends that were along the check out line, like the bookmarks, reusable shopping bags, cute little sticky notes, etc.
While the cashier was taking care of the customers before me, this crusty with a huge ass comes charging along. Granted, I was looking at other things, and maybe it seemed like I wasn't quite ready with my check out decision, but I was still standing IN LINE.
Apparently, Big Butt Crusty did not recognize this and just breezed right on by me with her HUGE ASS. In my head I'm thinking...Um...hello?!?! You and your big butt just butted in front of me! But... being the good little retail slave I am trained to be even when I am not working, I let it slide. Whatever.
The cashier takes care of the elderly gentlemen and the middle aged woman, and calls Big Butt Crusty up to the register. She greets her politely and cheerfully, and the crusty replies with a grunt. The cashier asks her if she has a Hoarders rewards card and BBC (lol) responds, "NO, and I DON'T want one, either!"
For those of you unfamiliar with Hoarders, they offer a completely free membership with a Hoarders rewards card and you get pretty decent coupons via e-mail. The cashier continues with BBC's order and tells her the total. BBC throws her credit card on the counter and the cashier picks it up.
Attempting to make pleasant conversation with BBC, the cashier says, "Oh I'm a Xxxxxx, too," indicating that they have the same last name.
This gets absolutely nothing out of BBC, who is rummaging in her fake Louis.
At this point, BBC's phone starts ringing. In my head I'm like, "Oh...she's not gonna answer that."
"Oh...she's just gonna put it on silent."
"She better not answer that."
*Finds cell phone and answers it*
"Oh, no she didn't!"
"Yo...where you at?"
"I'm at the fuckin' Hoarders!"
"Where you wanna meet me?!"
"I don't got time for this shit!"
"Lemme call you back!"
Once BBC is finished with her ever so important phone call, the cashier asks her if she would like a bag. So many stores, as we know, are beginning to be more environmentally conscious and either charging for bags or asking if a bag is necessary. I hate to see bags go to waste, so whenever I am working and the customer has purchased something small, I always ask if they would like a bag or if they would just like to carry it in their handbag. Anyway...BBC says she wants a bag...even though she has 4 other shopping bags from other stores and her huge ass fake Louis to go along with her huge ass! Ugh I was so irritated.
Finally BBC leaves, and it is my turn. After seeing what an ordeal BBC put the cashier through, I try to be extra nice, and she was so freaking awesome! She complimented me on the sweater vest I was wearing and I told her I had just had an interview with Anthropologie so I thought I would wear something of theirs.
I told her I didn't have much since I couldn't afford it and she agreed. She said that maybe if I got the job they would have a sweet discount. She also said that she likes their clothes too but can find equally interesting things at Goodwill. So awesome! She told me that she hoped I got the job which I thought seemed very genuine. And when she asked if I needed a bag, I said no thank you! Haha. Hoarders cashier girl, if you are reading this, know that you are amazing! :)
--Badass Bag Bitch