The Badass Slave Award!
Dedicated to posts revealing Retail Slave Heroics, it will also include Custy Slaves Rescuing Other Slaves From Horrible Custys, Slaves Helping Their fellow Coworkers, and and other inspirational Slave and Custy stories - in short - it's about how badass we all are!
We don't hate custys (except when they piss us off), we just want to give them great service and help fulfill their needs.
So the first Badass Slave Award goes to Emoo, who did an amazing job taking care of a couple she, at first, mistook for rude crustys:
I've been super busy with college these past few weeks, and my availability sucks due to said school. So I get about a shift a week. Blergh. It's actually all right though, since I spend most of my time in the art building drawing for hours....stupid art major.
Anyway, just a short little story because I was so amused by it yesterday.
I went in to work on Sunday, and had one of my first "big" sales. I mean, it wasn't a 5000 order, but it was respectable enough that my manager gave me a fist bump (he's sort of cool like that) and told me I done good.
Towards the tail end of my shift, I'm hanging around the e-readers when I see this older couple.
I turn into Helpful!Emoo and ask 'em "How may I help you today?"
I figure they're being rude crustys, and start to turn around.
The husband catches sight of me, and starts gesturing to his ears and to himself and his wife.
They're both deaf.Now, naive as I am, I ask over the radio if anyone knows sign language. Course, no one does, but these people came for a TV.
I basically sold them a cheapo little TV through a combination of crazy looking hand movements and half legible scribbles.
They were by far the nicest people I'd encountered of the day, made even better by the fact that they didn't whine and moan as custys are apt to do (even though I doubt they would have if they were able to speak to me).
I think they were grateful that someone made an effort to try and help them, instead of staying away and letting them go on their own.Til later,