Fitting Room Nightmares: Piggy Shopper Mess Horror


Fittingroom55From Max, August, 2008:

I work in ***** Outlet Retail Hell. Myself and a manager went out of our way to help this nasty bitch of a customer...
got her shopping bags, suggested outfits for her fat ass, took all her crap to the fitting room, got her different sizes...

She ends up trying on 4 bags worth of clothes, and only buys like 3 items.

She comes out of her fitting room (we gave her
the large one for all her shit), shuts the door behind her, then comes over to me and goes, "Oh please don't hate me, but
I had to leave everything in there, my car just broke down."

I'm thinking like WTF???!? You're trying on clothes, how the hell do you know your car broke down?

She then runs out of the fitting room like a bat out of hell. I opened up her room and found the lovely mess in the pictures below.

Thankfully she left 5 minutes before my shift ended, so I didn't get stuck folding all her shit, but I did have to drag it all out of her room.









Fitting Room Nightmares: She Did Not Want To See That!


Fittingroom55 From our Pretty Hate Machine:

So I work at a clothing store. We sell to more "alternative" people, we have things like knee high boots, corset tops, band t shirts, pants, skirts, and other graphic tees.

Well, one day a few months ago, a woman who was about 40 wanted to try on one of the corset tops.

They're a little hard to get into, so she asked me to zip up the back, which I did, and all was well.

She looked in the mirror for a while, and when I asked what she thought, she said she liked it and planned on buying it.

I said alright and went to walk away, and she told me to help her unzip it.

I did, then she took it off and TURNED AROUND...holding the corset out to me....BREASTS FULLY EXPOSED!

I quickly averted my eyes and grabbed the top and ran away.

Needless to say I was a little grossed out.

--Pretty Hate Machine

February 2008 






Fitting Room Nightmares: Kimmie's Creepy Granny



From Kimmie:

One fitting room nightmare story I will never forget, happened on my first day at a new children's clothing store.

I waited on a 5'3 65 year old woman who insisted that I help her find a bathrobe. No matter how many times I told her it was a CHILDREN'S STORE, she still wanted to purchase a robe.

I grabbed her a few robes and she followed me into the dressing room. I told her my name and went to go ring up another customer.

Two minutes later I hear "Kimmie, Kimmie, over here."

I finished up with my customer and walked over to the fitting rooms. She came out in the children's robe....NOT WEARING ANY PANTS!

Then she proceeded to dance and swirl throughout our store....

With each swirl more of the robe opened up to reveal she was NAKED underneath....

I told her she must get back in her dressing room, but she continued to swirl like a sick swan all over the place. She finally ran out of breath, put her clothes on and walked out like nothing happened.

Fast forward 5 years.

Our store is closing for good. The very last customer comes in and......

It's the old lady lady!!!

I wouldn't have recognized her....BUT...SHE asked to try on ROBES!!!

She went to the fitting room and put one on, but instead of swirling around, she collected her clothing, went to the register and demanded we ring up the robe and let her WEAR IT OUT of the store..


Two days days later we were cleaning the store to hand back to the mall and we found her grandma panties and stockings in a pile in the corner.. YIKES.. Hand Sanitizer time!!!! What a creepy Granny!








Monstrous Customers: Guy thinks I disrespected his wife



From u/mbbcx1  Tales From Retail:

So this happened yesterday. I had been working at a clothing store in the mall for about a month now and currently loving it surprisingly. My job is great when it comes to coworkers, bosses and hours but the customers, as always, are tempermental.

So yesterday I had started my shift and my normal routine is check on fitting rooms, circle floor, register, go backs, repeat. So as I was checking the fitting rooms I knock on the door with my key (keep in mind that my head pokes over the door a bit so it looks like I'm looking in but I usually look at the door knob) and ask of the woman was alright, she gave the generic response of yes I am and I move on.

After an hour I am at the fitting rooms again, about to unlock one for a nice old lady, when the big guy comes up with a woman behind him with a 'not again' look. He looks angry so I put on my retail smile and ask him,

"Hi there, is there something I can help you with?" He just glares at me and growls.

"Hey man, that was really disrespectful towards my wife earlier!" At this point my smile almost faulters out of confusion.

"I'm....sorry sir, I don't understand what you mean" his face turns red after I say this.

"You looked at my wife while she was changing! Wouldn't you be mad if I did that to your wife!?" He is yelling at this point with his wife looking really embarrassed and giving me a apologic look.

I just take a deep breath and say, "Sir I can for a matter of fact say that I have no interest in that, I simply checked on her earlier and my head tends to poke over the door." He doesn't like my answer. At this point my patience is thin. I used to be in the military so I can't handle it when peopme are beijg disrespectful to me.

He then proceeds to scream at me while I just stood there with a smile. My manager came over and asked about the situation. He gives his version then I give mine, he then calls me a liar. Before my manager could respond the wife stepped in.

"Ok, this is way too embarrassing. Sorry about my husband he can be very protective." She said towsrds my manager and I. "AJ, we need to leave, now!" She said the last word while glaring at him.

At this point the man looked really confused and you could tell the glare was some sort of signal to him. They left after that, my manager just sighed, patted my shoulder, and walked off. After that my coworkers were just laughing and joking about it whenever we had no customers in the store.

So yeah, I got chewed out for nothing, a normal day in retail.






Retail Hell Memories: Dorothy clicks her heels and says GTFO!


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From u/MajorTomsHelmet Tales From Retail:

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday...

Several years ago I was working the closing shift at a clothing store that ends in **ico's. We were open until 9pm and I was in the process of closing the door at 9:05 when it was CAUGHT by three 60-something women that said

"We know what we are after."

I foolishly believed them. They came in, filled their arms with clothes and went to the fitting rooms.

( For reference, I was wearing a black dress with red heels)

At 9:15, I went to the fitting rooms to ask them if they were ready to check out, as we had closed at 9 and they said they knew what they were after.

I was met with "We will be done when we are done"

Have you ever felt anger so hard that your scalp is tingling and your vision tunnels and everything goes black? YEAHHH....

" Ladies, you have 10 minutes to decide what you need before the police department is called by ADT. When they respond, you will be charged a $1500 false alarm fee. It is our responsibility to see that we have set the alarm by 9:30 or the silent alarm will trip and they will be here by 9:35."

The fitting rooms cleared in 5 minutes, they bought and left...all by 9:23 with MANY apologies.

My two coworkers came to me after the door was locked and asked why they were never told about that policy.

I just said " It worked, didn't it?"








Fitting Room Nightmares: Fitting Room Limits are For children



From  heyjuliamarie Tales From Retail:

I work a fairly large national chain. On this particular day I was watching the fitting rooms. The rules for the fitting rooms are pretty simple; you can only bring in 6 items at a time. There's a similar limit pretty much anywhere you go.

This lady approached the fitting rooms with an armful of things. I told her what I tell everyone and informed her that she could only bring in 6 items at a time

Lady: But some of them are the same just different sizes.

Me: You can still only bring in 6 at a time.

Lady: Oh, so like I'm 12?

I didn't have an answer but she put her things down on the bench nearby and started counting out 6 items. Just then her friend walked up.

Lady: I'm only allowed 6 items, like I'm a child.

She eventually counted out her items and I let her into the room. I hung around the rooms, letting other people in, cleaning out rooms etc. She came out of her room at one point and saw 2 women sitting on the bench next to her pile. She picked up her pile and tossed it into her room. I waited to see if she was switching out some of her items but she closed the door. I approached the room and told her again the she could only have 6 items at a time.

Lady: Oh, ok.

She tosses out a few items but definitely not enough and at this point I don't get paid enough to care. She finishes up and heads to cash leaving me a nice crumpled pile in her room.

At this point I've already told everyone up at cash about her and after she left I got to hear the rest of the story. When she got up to cash she had more to say.

Lady: Who was the girl at the fitting rooms? She made my shopping experience very uncomfortable. I don't really want to buy these things because of her but I really like them so I'll gey them anyway.

She ended up asking for the managers name (who wasn't in that day) and, days later, I'm still waiting for her to call.

-- heyjuliamarie