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Religious Freaks Encounters: Goth Is The Devil! Convert! Convert! Convert!

 

FREAKS 1From morgueanna, TalesFromRetail Comments

I got trolled so hard, so many times while working in the 'goth' store. It just draws the religious crazies like flies. What's worse is that when they couldn't get anywhere with me they'd start preaching to my customers instead. Sometimes they would come in and hide bible tracts all over the store. Other times they would hover outside and try to convert people as they walked in or out.

On those occasions I could just call security and have them handle it. But when they were in the store the situation was trickier. Obviously if they were talking to me or my staff, I could deal with it, and I did so very well.

I found complimenting them worked wonders: "Faith is such a beautiful thing to have. I can see how fulfilled and happy yours has made you and it's so wonderful that you have taken the time to share that with me today. It's a rare thing to find generous people in this world...." etc.

They would be so floored at my compliments that most of the time they would forget that I never answered the question.

The big problem was when they approached the customers. I couldn't just say 'don't bother them' because that would offend them and cause even more problems. "We're just people having a conversation, are you saying that people can't talk in your store?"

So I'd have to try and get the customer isolated by asking them a question on merchandise they 'seemed interested in.' Other than that, there wasn't a lot I could do if the religious person was being somewhat nice about it.

Bleh.

--morgueanna

 

Comments

Oddfool

"...It's a rare thing to find generous people in this world...."

-Said while pointing out latest charity fund raiser display. (Susan G Komen, MS Society, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, etc...)

TechTyger

Planned Parenthood, to make their heads explode... :)

Tech Support Survivor

Oh TT, so evil. I like it.

TenebrisVenator

Yes! Strike up a conversation about supporting planned parenthood. If you happen to sell any books on alternative religions, lead them to that section and act like you're straightening it to subtly draw their attention to paganism, satanism, what have you

TechTyger

"Charity begins at home. You should get started right away."

Or from the book "When Gravity Fails"... "Go with Allah, my brother. I think I saw him heading toward the north wall."

Celestia guide you, Luna protect you. :)

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