Apparently being too close to a nearby store means we're suffering the same fate... or else know all about the other stores... through osmosis I guess?
Customer: "Are you guys going out of business?"
Me: "No... Why?"
Customer: "Well store to the left is going out of business."
Me: "Oh, well, we're not affiliated with them..."
And then there's:
Customer: "WHAT HAPPENED TO OUT OF BUSINESS SHOE STORE?!"
Me: "It went out of business and closed unfortunately."
Customer: "But I have returns to make! Where did they go?!"
Me: "I don't know."
Customer: "But how am I supposed to make my returns? Where did they move to, you must known since you work in [Big Mall]!"
All the time.