So to preface this story: I worked for Wal-mart for over 6 years while in college. Since leaving 2 years ago I have had my share of "I don't work here" moments, but last night took the cake.
On my way home from work I needed to stop and get a few items from our local Wal-Mart. I gathered my items and proceeded to start heading to check out when this couple, which the best way to describe them is 'ghetto' walk up to me with 5 children in tow and ask me for help.
Mother: "Can I ax you a question? (without letting me answer) Where is y'all's bathroom?"
I had no clue why she was asking me since I was dressed no where near what a Wal-Mart worker wears but I figured I could at least point her in the right direction.
Me: (looking bewildered) "Um Sorry I do not work here, but if you go to the front..."
Mother: "I don't mean those bathrooms, I mean the cleaner ones for you guys only!"
I am pretty sure she ignored everything I said before 'If' at this point. I try to explain to here that there are no 'employee bathrooms' and to take her kids to the front of the store.
Mother: "Look I don't have time to play games, My boys need to use the restroom and you all do not clean our bathrooms so they are filthy. Just take us back to the employee ones or I will talk to your manager!"
At this point I do not really understand how she thinks I am a wal-mart employee so I decide to help her along.
Me: "Look ma'm, do I look like I work for Wal-Mart?" (Currently I am wearing a burgundy dress shirt with black tie and black slacks) "There are bathrooms at the front of this store. If I can use them then I am sure your kids can as well."
At this moment I think it started to click with her, but no more did her brain start putting two and two together one of her kids decides that a pole nearby is the best place to take a piss, thus breaking the chain of thought.
Mother: "Oh god see what you made him do! I am going to talk to your manager about this! If you had just taken us to the employee restroom this would not have happened!"
Me: (face palming) "Look ma'm I do not work here. Even if I did I would tell you to use the same restrooms! Now you should grab the paper towels on the pole and clean up after you kid..."
The next words out of her mouth we indistinguishable at all and mimicked a bellowing bull. I decided that was the best time to gtfo. Pretty sure she also just walked away from the mess too. I did let one of the CSMs know. I swear we should enact an exam before people procreate.