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Gross Customer Hell: Boob Prints On The Counter

 

Jason Hang myselfFrom: McFeely_Smackup

I used to have a regular customer at a store I managed and this woman was at least 350 lbs. She walked with two canes, well, more like staggered.

EVERY time she came in she'd stagger to the counter, make this kind of "whUP" noise as she'd sling her giant saggy boobs on the counter, then kind of half collapse, wheezing for air. Her boobs would leave these disgusting sweaty patches behind that looked like a stretched out ass print.

One day I had my back to the counter and I hear "WhUP" behind me and the moist thud/splat of giant fat bags being dropped on the counter, then the wheezing started.

Before she could catch her breath, I grabbed the phone handset and said "Thanks for calling, how can I help you?" (the phone wasn't ringing), and my co worker had to deal with her.

I'd dealt with her enough by that point that I'm not ashamed of having chickened out.

--McFeely_Smackup

 

Comments

Rattus

Based on your tale of woe, it seems that the reason you didn't want to deal with her is because she is overweight and has mobility issues, not because she performed any of the usual egregious customer minuets. That makes you the crapsack in this story, not her.

Sales Agent Guy

I think you misunderstand. It's because she was leaving breast prints on the counter, which was very gross to the author.

Angela Salinas

The customer didn't do anything except be overweight in OP's presence. Do you really think, if she had to use two canes to walk, that she could control having to lean on the counter for support, where her breasts rested when she did so, or whether she was sweating? There's no misunderstanding, OP also describes the customer's mobility issues and respiratory problems as if they annoyed him too. I wish the administrators would take better care of separating the venting about asshattery from complaints about people's physical appearance. Not everyone is capable of controlling how they look.

Molly_Mog

Being a fat (lets not beat about the bush here) person this would have revolted me too. You DO NOT use the counter as a tit support. Especially a sweaty one. Even more so on my counter it would have been revolting as I serve food on that counter.

As for controlling how you look? This has nothing to do with aesthetics, it has a lot to do with basic decency because I don't want to see her baps slapped on the counter. Wear a bra, it isn't that difficult. You can get them in all sizes these days thanks to the wonders of the internet. If the lady had mobility issues her flapping her mammary glands onto a work surface will not aid her movement.

There's PC and there is just being offended for the sake of it.

Beaches

I'm heavy and have a large chest. I don't wear a bra simply because I can't find one that supports the weight. Still, I use a can but never ever do I just lap my breasts down on a counter! That's nasty as all get out. This person had every right to not serve this sweat mama of a woman. I certainly would never serve anyone who did that regardless of weight. Heck, if I ever see anyone be that nasty I'd go to another counter.

Beaches

*cane* *slap*

Angela Salinas

The last sentence of my comment was more about other posts I have seen than this specific one, my fault for not making that clear.

Although it's not said that the customer wasn't wearing a bra, I think you're probably right in assuming she wasn't. I point again to mobility issues. Finding a bra in her size, very possible, putting on said bra, not necessarily. I don't have mobility issues and sometimes it takes me a couple of tries myself!

I go to extensive, sometimes extreme lengths to give the benefit of the doubt when I have a viscerally negative reaction to someone. Maybe the customer can't afford the care she needs. Even if she were filthy, it doesn't mean she wanted to be. Many people's bodies and homes are unhygienic because they can't keep themselves up as a result of physical or mental issues, and if they could afford help they would pay for it in a heartbeat.

As to moving her breasts out of the way so that she can lean on the counter, I personally used do this all the time. The counters at the Barnes and Noble I worked at were exactly the right height that if I lean against them, it squished my chest. This was uncomfortable enough for me that I would adjust myself and my boobs would be practically on the counter. Then I would feel awkward and just straighten up. Over and over again.

The counter probably still cut into her ribs, but it would have been slightly more comfortable. I can forgive someone who is clearly uncomfortable almost all the time for wanting to alleviate that even just a little bit.

Basically, I defended Rattus because there didn't seem to be enough information provided in the post to account for the intense disgust OP was exhibiting. As far as actual sanitary issues, we're talking perspiration here, not urine, feces, vomit, or anything else. I am not certain OP would have reacted the same if a thin person was coming in immediately after a crazy workout day after day as a part of their routine and left hand-prints or even dripped on the counter all the time.

Account Deleted

Angela, if mobility is an issue, she can buy sportsbras or bras with the hooks in front. (Though I have read those can be quite uncomfortable for women with big breasts) It's not like it's either hook-in-back-bra or nothing. There are alternatives.

He might not have, but we can't say for sure. Sweat can still be disgusting and some people have it as a limit of things they can tolerate. Some think sweat, yeah, whatever and others, just the idea of it making their skin crawl. I'd probably wipe down the counter ASAP after the woman left. It's mildly unhygenic and otherwise pretty disgusting. I don't want to touch a counter at a random shop and then immediately withdraw my hand thinking, "Oh, god, what liquid did I just touch?"

Beaches

Actually, if she was dirty there's the possibility that she just doesn't care about hygiene. Loads of people out there don't give a crap how they look or smell. They just tune it out. I had a friend like that in elementary school. She stank of something awful, and when I asked she told me she didn't shower because it was dumb to.

Still, I would be totally grossed out seeing someone plop their big old sweat boobs down on the counter. Especially if I had planned on putting my stuff there moments after they left. No I don't want your sweat on my stuff. It's wet and slimy feeling to me.

Molly_Mog

I had a woman sit her toddler on my counter but she did it such a way his shoes hit the surface first, I actually cringed, which thankfully she didn't see, and had to put on a brave smile the entire time I served her. The second she left I got out the anti-bac cleaner and cleaned the hell out of my lovely counter. It's bad enough they are sitting kids on the counter but shoes? Urgh.

This IS comparative, they are all things that do not belong on places where people will place goods, no matter the size of the person putting those inappropriate things on there.

Oh as for not wearing bras, my mother didn't for most of her life and she wasn't a small woman either. She NEVER slapped her jugs on the counter.

Mind you ... she was only 5'2" she'd have had to get a step ladder to do it.

Angela Salinas

GrammerNazi, All fair points. OP's adjectives just make me uncomfortable. It feels like he is describing a horror monster! Beaches, that was an elementary school student, not an adult with evident health problems, but I do get what you're saying. Like I said, "extreme benefit of the doubt." Otherwise I would freak out a lot. I live in a popular area in a big city, and by the laws of statistics sometimes people are rude, scary, or gross.

Beaches

True but her parents never cared to make her get clean when they sent her to school every day. So they obviously didn't care about being clean and they're adults.

Angela Salinas

Molly_Mog, As GrammerNazi pointed out, some people have worse issues with sweat than others. I actually hadn't considered that. I also wouldn't have had a problem with the shoes, but I get it. My mom is a mild germaphobe (who did wear bras, but whatever) and I guess I actively tried not to be and may have overcorrected.

Angela Salinas

Beaches, maybe they didn't care, but for me it makes it easier to get along if I chose to believe that maybe they couldn't for whatever reason. There's a million possibilities.

Angela Salinas

choose*

Molly_Mog

I'm not a germaphobe in the slightest but I work with food and shoes walk on the floor a place well known for having birds, cats, dogs, foxes and badgers crap upon. Not to mention the insects and molluscs. On top of that I work in a petrol station and fuel gets spilled all the time, another item you do not want connected with food.

This is just about basic hygiene. For goodness' sake.

Angela Salinas

You're right. That is gross, and dangerous. I'm glad you care about that. I sucked at the few food service jobs I have had, for various reasons. If OP had spent more time writing about having to clean off the counter all the time and pretending to be busy to make someone else do it for once then I wouldn't have commented at all. Instead, OP chose to write EXCLUSIVELY about the customer. It doesn't even mention that they cleaned the counter. In fact, it implies that they did not, and we can only hope that whoever ended up dealing with the customer did.

TechTyger

Molly, if you have birds, cats, dogs, foxes and badgers crapping on the floor of your restaurant, you have worse problems than shoes on the counter. :P With a kid, there's also the likelihood that it shit itself and now it's sitting on the mess on the counter. Even better when they decide the food delivery platform is the perfect place to change a diaper... with a bunch of people waiting.

I don't want to deal with other people's effluvium. I don't care whether it's tit-sweat or secondhand baby food. Keep it to yourself.

Account Deleted

Tech, whenever I see someone attempting that, I want to start up a fire alarm or something. Just to scare the shit out of them, make everyone pay attention to them and then shame them into doing something so disgusting. I don't care if 'it's just baby poop' it's still SHIT. I don't care if it looks or smells like rice gruel, it's still SHIT. I don't want SHIT anywhere near me, when I am in any place that is not a toilet.

Angela, going by the idea that some people honestly cannot help some issues is nice, but... well, there are idiots out there who do not do things, just because they don't want to. I don't shower daily, I just see no point in it, but I do keep my hygiene decent and thankfully do not have a sweating problem, so not getting clean every day is no problem.

Molly_Mog

TT, out in the street! Hyperbole for the win! You knew what I meant. :P

And yes I agree with the nappy thing, it breaks my brain when there is food involved and I always spray down the counter when a kid has been sat on there but it makes it worse when their shoes go on there too.

Angela you are reading a lot of what isn't there. You are just picking holes where there aren't any.

TechTyger

Yeah, I knew what you meant, but it wasn't funny like that. :D

Molly_Mog

Cheeky bugger.

Rattus

If Miss Sweden popped in after a jog to pick up a bottle of water and leaned on the counter to catch her breath, thereby leaving sweaty forearm and boob prints on the counter, would OP have been equally as disgusted, or would he have availed himself of an opportunity to side-eye her gleaming cleavage? (Or, Mr. Sweden/bulging package?) Man, I've been physically attached to sweaty strangers on overcrowded transit without that level of whinery.

Molly_Mog

I've travelled the underground in the UK, Rattus, I'm perfectly familiar with lack of personal space in the summer and lack of personal hygiene at the same time.

Sometimes people vent, this is the place they vent, sometimes they vent without using PC language, this isn't even the worst I've seen in the past month.

As for "package"? If they had rested THAT part of their anatomy on the work surface they would either be 8' tall or standing on a box. It still boils down to nasty sweaty parts that have NO part on work surfaces.

Account Deleted

Rattus, I can't stand sweat, but if the cleavage still looks nice, you damn well bet I will look. Even on people who are too young to be 'that fat'.

Rattus

Yeah, MM, people do vent, and sometimes people vent right back at them. Maybe I've been spending too much time learning about what used to be the private contents of assholes brains (thanks internet comments!), but I seem to be losing tolerance for bigots and the shallow. Wait - lose tolerance? No, never had tolerance. I just never knew it was so fucking prevalent.

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