This story was originally posted on: November 22, 2009
There are times, when working at Wal Mart is awesome. And tonight was one of those nights.
I was working the Smoke Shop (the name given to the register with the tobacco products ), and around 15 minutes before my shift was to end, a couple of punks walked up to the register. Before the guy in front of them could even finish paying, one of them said "Pack of Newport 100's, and make it quick we're in a mother fuckin hurry got it?"
The following conversation took place:
ME: "Got your ID?"
CUSTOMER #1: "Yeah, I got my ID"
CUSTOMER #2: "We both got our fuckin ID's so we're straight"
ME: "Watch the language please"
CUSTOMER #2: "Why?"
ME: "Because it's rude and disrespectful, and I don't appreciate it"
CUSTOMER #1: "Yeah"
ME: "Last warning, either cut the trash talk, or find somewhere else to buy your smokes"
CUSTOMER #2: "This is fucked up bullshit"
**unknown to me, our back and forth has gotten the attention of a manager, who has walked over to the CSM podium so he can hear us, without letting on that he's now paying strict attention to what's going on**
ME: *walks away from register*
CUSTOMER #1: "Hey, the Newports are right there" *points*
ME: *walks back to register* "I know perfectly well where the god damn Newports are. I'm not about to stand here and let a couple of 19 year old cocksucking pricks act like assholes and expect me to wait on them and let them get the fuck away with it. There's a gas station across the street, next place is either Kangaroo or On the Run. Pick one" *walks away again*
CUSTOMER #2: "We wanna talk to your manager"
CUSTOMER #1: "Yeah, your manager"
MANAGER: *walks up to the register* "Something I can do for you gentlemen?"
CUSTOMER #1: "We wanna make a complaint"
CUSTOMER #2: "She's being a bitch"
CUSTOMER #2: "Good, then you know what we're talking about"
CUSTOMER #1: "Yeah dude, you see how she's been treating us"
MANAGER: "Let me get this straight. You want to file a customer complaint because instead of my cashier overlooking your behavior and letting you get away with it, she had the balls to call you out on it, and put you in your place?"
CUSTOMER #2: "Yeah, I mean NO"
CUSTOMER #1: "Dude, can we just get some smokes?"
MANAGER: "Sure, at the gas station across the street, or anywhere else you want to go. Just not here. You gentlemen need to leave the store now, before I call the cops and have you escorted from the premises. "
*both customers beat a hasty retreat out the door*
ME: "What if they call in a complaint on the 1-800 number?"
MANAGER: "I don't think they're that smart. But if they do I'll tell Steve that you were justifiably provoked, and it was a last resort. What time are you outta here?"
ME: "As soon as reset hits"
MANAGER: "That's what, fifteen minutes from now? You can go ahead and go, no big deal"
MANAGER: "Have a good night"
ME: "You too!"