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Black friday talesFrom Dothelokipokie, AskReddit

An 80 year old grandma tackled and then bear-maced a woman over fleece fabric at my store.

The old lady wanted a cancer pink-ribbon fabric, and the woman she ultimately tackled had called ahead and ordered a bulk amount of it, because she works for a cancer organization and makes blankets for cancer patients.

The woman was wheeling a cart in the store with several large bolts of the fabric in it (which she had special ordered, and we put it in the cart for her so she could continue shopping.) Old lady sees that this woman has "ALL the bolts" and it isn't right that she's hogging the entire stock of that particular print.

The woman explains the situation and that she in fact special ordered these, and that the reason she was coming in on Black Friday to purchase them is because they were a major black friday promotion at 60% off.

The old lady continues to yell at the poor woman. The woman very calmly keeps trying to reassure her that she is not taking any of the store stock, and that she makes blankets for dying women with breast cancer. She is a very sweet store regular who pays out of pocket for all the blankets, and so my store held the fabric for her until Black Friday, when she would come in and purchase them with her coupon.

Old lady doesn't give a shit. Whips out mace and tackles the woman.

Old lady gets kicked out of the store. She would come in once every couple of months, give me the stink eye, and then rebelliously write down recipes from the home and food magazines so she wouldn't have to buy them. Then she'd scurry out and come back in a few months.

--Dothelokipokie

 

Comments

Misty Meanor

I'm surprised you didn't have her banned from the store for something like that.

BH

I think the old bat should have been banned! I think a normal person would have said, "Oh, you do that for dying cancer patients? How nice of you and I am sure they appreciate it! I will get the pink cloth somewhere else or wait for another sale. You will be blessed for what you do for these poor ladies!"

Molly_Mog

Why are companies so pathetic about banning people like this? This lack of action encourages these gits because they don't suffer any serious consequences for their actions.

And to be honest my current manager seems to be following the trend of kissing customer so hard she leaves hickies.

Lightning

I'm just... I'm gonna go watch some Yandere Simulator videos and imagine any killed student is a crusty. Especially this mace-bitch.

Um...

Banned from the store? Is that a joke?

She committed AGGRAVATED BATTERY at the least, if the story is correct as submitted[1]. Why were the police not called?

I actually doubt the Reddit story is totally factual, for that very reason: why would the felonious woman not have been arrested? Why wasn't the absurdly-wonderful shopper at least examined by a doctor after being sprayed? How does the anonymous storyteller even know that it was bear mace? It reads like an urban legend of the moralizing variety.

[1]I'm not a lawyer, of course.

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