So I'm working in a pop up Halloween store, and I'm mostly on the front desk/till which ends up making me the front of the line for any crazy people wandering in (and the people angry that my store isnt a large electronics store anymore, as they moved two years ago to a different space).
So up comes Confused teen Applicant (CA) to my till toting a resume and a big smile. I was a little confused as we don't get many applicants since October hit, but I've had to tell a few people we're all full up for this year.
CA: Hi! I'm here to leave my resume, are you hiring? I'd love to work in a Halloween store! It's all so cool and spooky!
Me: Oh gosh, I'm sorry, we're actually not hiring for the season anymore as the store closes up shop November 1st. Next year, apply in August online!
CA: Oh, but thats not for another week and a half. You're not hiring for the week?
Me: ...no, unfortunately we're not. We have a full staff and won't be bringing on new people this close to the end of season.
CA: Oh. Why?
Me: Because we close on November 1st.
Me: ...yea. Have a great day though! Remember to apply early next year and maybe join us for the full 2 months!
CA: But I only want a job for a few weeks... I'm in highschool.
It was at this point that I did the Canadian thing and just said sorry and walked away slowly.
Sometimes it isn't just the customers who're a little slow with the ball.