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05 September 2010 @ 10:33 am
Oh, This Sounds Familiar  
We had some fool try this just the other week. You'd think they'd know better these days. *headdesk*
On the Verge of: bitchybitchy
ColtDancer: hahacoltdancer on September 5th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
*points and laughs*



I would have done that if I'd been in the store, too! Did he still get carted away by security? He should have. Intent is intent. He was just sheepish because he was not only caught, he was stooooopid!
Lois: Kal-El :: Laughkalalanekent on September 8th, 2010 06:56 am (UTC)
We were just flatly amazed at ours. He thought he could sneak it into his waistband while he was checking out at Customer Service. I was at the register bay across from him at the time. I looked up just in time to hear Chris say, "Sir, there isn't a dollar amount on that card until it's activated." He had been turning to leave when she noticed what he was doing. The look on the guy's face was priceless. Then he bitched a little, complaining that he wouldn't have had to try if we honored 20% coupons on our giftcards.

Kattxenokattz on September 5th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)

Oh the stupid!
Lois: Lois :: Facepalmkalalanekent on September 8th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
Oh, if only it wasn't an epidemic in our store. Then again, I think every retail store has had this happen at least once.

The stupid you overhear is MIND-BOGGLING.
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Lois: Lois :: Facepalmkalalanekent on September 8th, 2010 06:59 am (UTC)
Some day I must tell more tales of retail horror. I have so many, I'm afraid if I start, I'll never stop.
ravenstarwindravenstarwind on September 5th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Several stores in my town actually do put signs up saying the cards had no value until activated, so there's no excuse there. Except for the idiots that don't read signs.
Lois: Lois :: Smart-Ass Grinkalalanekent on September 8th, 2010 07:04 am (UTC)
You would be AMAZED that the things people won't read. Not can't; WON'T. That's probably my biggest issue with working retail in this day and age. The sign telling you the department you're in can be eight feet high with text in six and they STILL don't see it. They don't even look in logical places for it. No, you will not find a duvet cover in Small Electrics. No, $300 blenders are not in the same department with bathroom rugs. They're not even on the same side of the...

See, told you guys I can't talk about this stuff. *glares at her customers* I just wish they would READ. Is that too much to ask? *headdesk*
maaike_fluffy on September 5th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)

That's hilarious, in a complete moronic (is that a word?) way. I love that he returned, and then had the balls to complain as well. *giggles*
Lois: Heirs :: Lois :: Grumpykalalanekent on September 8th, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
It's like a disease here, the stupid. And yep, is a word. Some day I will earn my wings and fly far, FAR away from retail. This is only one example of the sort of things we see over here. *epic!headdesk*
maaike_fluffy on September 8th, 2010 12:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, I remember my retail days. I still celebrate the fact that I left it behind.

Good luck with those idiots!
Lois: Lois :: Facepalmkalalanekent on September 8th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm going to need it.

And it seems as though you have a little bit of crazy of your own going on over there. I really hope things calm down for you or I may have to hop a flight and kick some butt. No one messes with my Maaike. *raises fist*
maaike_fluffy on September 9th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, unfortunately. the crazy seems to have died down a little now, though. hope it stays this way. You're welcome to hop on a flight any day of the week, though. ;)
Lois: Lois :: Mischeviouskalalanekent on September 10th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Don't tempt me. *snugs*
Obsessed fangirl: SV - Clark glasses!name platebabettew54 on September 6th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
>>My head hitting Clark's desk>> !!! People can be so sad! *shakes head*

Edited at 2010-09-06 12:07 am (UTC)
Lois: Lois :: Comics :: Lois Fucking Lanekalalanekent on September 8th, 2010 07:07 am (UTC)
Actually, my love, I believe the word you're looking for is 'idiotic'. And yes, I wholeheartedly agree. I just wish they were a little brighter. Is that too much to ask?