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Wouldn't the Jesus' Blood ones just be wine flavored? *steps into fiery handbasket*
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....? This is pretty old, isn't it? And this is one out of a series of photographs used for the billboards. There were others up that people also got aggravated about (including one with the black woman appears to be strangling the white woman), this one is just the most famous. Still, poorly thought out campaign all in all.
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Aren't they trespassing at that point? Or is that too high an escalation?
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Actually, yeah, see if they won't honor it. It doesn't state any specific price, just that you get six donuts free for six bought at the regular price. Who knows, they might.
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Hey guys! Back with some news: So I did speak with a friend who has a legal background and what she said is basically yeah, that law is unenforceable in regards to me. The only way I could be tagged with it is if that mom had already had an on-going case against me and tried to use it like a shit cherry on a trash sundae. But even then, it's got a higher and basically guaranteed risk of back-firing on her as *she* was the one who chose to bring her half-naked daughter into a public space. But yeah, it's a stupid law that as far as I understand it, only got passed as a kind of drag-net measure and a sort of reassurance for the over-dramatic 'Think Of The Children!' types.
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Hey guys! Thanks for your responses and to address a few quick things: 1) I do not take anything that 'friend' of mine says to heart. He's just one of those assholes who knows a lot of random things and likes getting reactions out of people/being a jerk-ass as much as possible. If it helps to give context, his favorite shows are Punk'd and Jackass. 2) Unfortunately we got a rush after I served them, so I didn't have time to point them out to my management. We're also a tourist-heavy location, so chances are high I'll never see them again, if there is any mercy left in the realm. However, I told the story around to both management and my coworkers and they all support me. If nothing else, I work with a *LOT* of moms, all of whom were very vocal on how Not Okay that all was. 3) In regards to the child predator bit, as I said, wonky state laws. At the risk of outing my state, we honest to God have a law where any physical contact that is uncomfortable and lasts longer than seven seconds can be considered an act of rape. I'm not lying. I *think* the law that he was quoting basically states that since I am not in a profession where I can reasonably be expected to be exposed to 'that' (ie, health-provider, day care worker, certain physical activities like swim instructor and so on), that's how I could be pinned with the label of being a child predator, all in abstract legal-ese. Honestly, I'm not worried about it, just annoyed that my idiot 'friend' wouldn't drop it.
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I agree with Lightning here. Sounds like that unlucky kid got bullied/was intentionally left to dry and they didn't count on him having to call his dad who in turn called *their* parents. This happened to one of my friends in college with an almost exact same turnout. The main difference was he called the assholes first to try and get them to come back, then when they refused, he called parents of the assholes himself and in one case, the girlfriend of said asshole. Basically their line of thinking? What my friend couldn't pay, the restaurant would make him work off washing dishes or bussing tables. They never thought he'd have viable ways of getting revenge on them/actually forcing them to help pay the tab.
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@Lightning Trust me, if we could permanently get rid of her, we would. Unfortunately we're a skeleton crew store, so it's easier just to give her her credit or refund to get her the fuck away from us than to actually address and deal with the problem she presents. Also, because if we don't get her away quickly, then she wants to 'chat' with us and she's been known to hold up the service desk for upwards of forty minutes just jawwing on and on about her week and how shit her life is currently. I get back at her when I can though. One of the reasons she shops with us so frequently is that apparently she buys stuff for her workplace (creamer cups, coffee filters, keurig cups or coffee packets, etc and yet another reason we know she's a scammer) and she made the mistake of whining to me about how she was having to buy all of this out of pocket while I was cashing her out and I told her very pointedly that she should be talking to her work's HR about that because she can get reimbursement for it. What made it funny is that she literally shut down and I could see her reboot mentally before she finally hemmed and hawwed out an answer about how she 'doesn't wanna cause trouble' and 'really, it's not that much' and 'she likes to help as she can' and I point out to her that this is a near thirty dollar purchase, she should seek some level of reimbursement from work. She kept mmming and ummming and turned to fiddling with her giant purse instead of really talking with me, which I found hilarious. So either she was lying about having to buy stuff for her workplace, she was actually using the company card to pay for it and was lying to me about having to pay out of pocket, or she just wanted to have a few more minutes of whining before she had to leave the store, or even some combo. When we finally finished, I pointedly gave her the receipt and explicitly told her 'Yeah, just keep track of all your receipts and turn them into HR. They should be able to give you some king of compensation back.' She just took it with a mumble and took my bagger with her to help her carry her small two bag purchase out to her car. Which she always does, to a lot of annoyance.
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God we have a returns crusty just like this. She comes in multiple times a week (like, 2 to 3 times at least) and almost every time she's got something to return from either her previous trip to the store (Oh, I didn't need as much as I thought I did! or Oh, it tasted funny so I'm bringing it back, etc) or she'll have returns from what she claims came from our sister store down the road because she oh so sillily (yes she says this) let her husband shop without her and her sweet dumbo bought the wrong things/wrong brands/etc. Thing is, more than half the time she doesn't have her receipt (especially if it came from one of her supposed husband's shopping trips) and she'll always be at the amount that we'd need a receipt to credit/process the return. And we all really hate it but we'll almost always do the return for her. Because if we don't, she'll go around following the assistant managers, crying some sob story about how she was in the hospital recently for some surgery or some other emergency (at the rate she's going though, she's probably been through more surgeries than freaking Frankenstein's Monster), holding our assistant managers up and keeping them from actually doing their jobs or she'll time her visit right to catch our store manager as he's heading for home and he'll tell us to give her the credit just to get away from her (I don't blame him, this woman's worse than an emo koala). What also pisses us all off is that we heavily suspect she shoplifts. We just haven't caught her with definitive proof yet.
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What likely happened is they brushed him 'wrong' and exposed the bald spots. Like, if you brushed the hair backwards (mullet) to hide said spots and they brushed his hair downwards (dust mop) which again exposed the spots. And it was easiest to just blame you instead of admitting they hadn't been brushing their dog properly
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Yeah. I've recently dealt with a spat of crusties basically demanding we have obviously labeled sugar-free/low-sugar ice cream. This would have been perfect.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2016 on Ice Cream Flavor Fail at Retail Hell Underground
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Honestly, I kind of have to agree with the customer on this one. I had some Bottle Caps recently and they tasted like weird little blocks of barely soda-flavored salt. The only one that tasted half-way decent was the root beer one. Worst dollar candy I've had in a while.
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Maybe they were hoping to somehow get you into giving them another tenner's worth of free gas? Who knows how these customers work. *shrugs*
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*pulls out wad of sticky notes, writes name and app time down, sticks to side of desk, valiantly resists urge to pet the kitty*
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@TechTyger Trust me, I understand. One girl I went to college with decided to silk-print (silk-screen?) some shirts to wear and she put what she thought were 'cool' symbols on them. She brought them in to show off and one of her friends started laughing like super hard and revealed that one shirt declared her to be 'crunchy chicken leg', another 'round torso' and I think the last one was 'fire slut'? I'm not sure if those are right but she never came back with those shirts again.
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Oh god I've had to deal with those 'louder' assholes. I shut one down though because it was the second time he came through my line and tried to start that 'game' and I went straight to my loud voice. Like, loud enough that one of my managers actually wandered over to see if there was a problem and apparently it embarrassed the asshole enough that he didn't go through with the rest of his 'game'. The other one I just refused to serve. I don't know how else to explain it but he literally seemed to get too much enjoyment out of basically tricking women to yell at him. Seriously, way too much and I'm not getting paid enough to indulge in that kind of stuff for free.
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This is a problem?
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2016 on Halloween 2016 at Retail Hell Underground
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@Lightning Yeah, no, no pedo-voice. If nothing else, that would have allowed her to claim I escalated the situation, which could have cost me my job. But yeah, literally nothing on. The girl had a little sweater on, but it ended right at her hips and was too small to pull down.
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Actually, Herpetarium might have a point. For a while, there was a brief fad of saying 'When I grow up' and then adding something on either in front or before. Like when Iron Man 2 (I think?) came out with its Black Widow character, I remember seeing a lot of 'Black Widow is who I wanna be when I grow up' or 'I wanna be Black Widow when I grow up', etc. And a lot of the people saying it were mostly in their 20's, so maybe this guy was just trying to be cool and just over-used an old fad?
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Yep, this is just someone's very expensive night out at a bar/club. A bit of googling shows that Tryst (where this receipt is from) is a higher end and well-established night club *and* they're closing next month, so this might have been a long time patron's last hurrah at the club. Also, yeah, that's an auto tip. You can just see it under the top red line that they added on an auto tip at 20%.
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Oh god we had a few of these, though thankfully not to that point. All of them basically had the reasoning of 'If we're lucky enough to make it through the storm, we're lucky enough to win the lotto!'
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@Lightning Yeah it is, depending on the store. At my store, some people shot up the ranks despite safe guards in place to prevent rapid rise as typically you have to be employed with us for six months before switching departments/getting certain promotions but they'd barely be working with us for three or four months before getting promoted. And of course, it bit my management in the ass more than once, especially the time we basically gave a junior thief the keys to both money and cigarettes.
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Honestly I'd just spread out like an octopus. Sometimes those regular seats are plain torture to sit in for longer than a half-hour.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2016 on Movie Theater Loveseats at Retail Hell Underground
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