WARNING: Before you read any further, this was posted mainly to vent steam, so don’t post negative critisism, I’m only looking to cool off.
Now I know all of you out there who work in some kind of retail store, I know you hear me - a customer comes in asking a stupid question and bitches when you can’t figure out what the heck they want. And the first thing that goes through your mind is, "What were they thinking? Now those of you who are asking, “What is a stupid customer exactly?” I’ll show you some examples.
-A customer comes in, and asks, “I’m looking for a thinggy that makes my tv more gooder.” And when you ask them what exactly is being made “more gooder” (Signal strength, picture quality, sound quality) they respond, "Aren’t you supposed to know that?
-A customer wants to return a RC car that was bought recently, claiming it doesn’t work. Upon looking at the car, you notice it was smashed in two by some violent force.
-A customer asks about computer networking equipment, and after asking every question under the sun , and making you look up every price in every store, they say, “Nah, I don’t want to buy one, I was just curious. <customer chuckles> Actually I don’t even OWN a computer.”
-A customer comes in, and after asking if they need any help, they say, “I don’t need help from someone as young as you.” decide to buy a cable. They come in the next day, with the cable and a computer mouse, and ask, “I just bought this mouse 2 days ago, is this the right cable for it?” After looking at the box, you realize the mouse is a wireless one.
Now to any other person, this would seem funny. But when this happens six or seven times a day, it starts to get annoying. Especially when they chew your head off for spending so much time trying to explain it to them. But when some one comes in that just happens to be an honest to goodness customer who just has a quick question, sorry, but we’re just not in the mood.
Now the bad thing is, you can’t, under ANY circumstances, yell or tell off a customer. So every time they say, ask, or do something stupid, you have to harbor all thoughts of beating them in the head with their own skull, put on a cheesy smile, and try to stick through it. Days like this are even worse when you’re like me, workin 40 hour weeks while being a full-time college student. And its times like that when you just have to ask, “What were they thinking?!”
So when you meet an unruly sales associate, just remember - they just might be having one of those days.
I’ve got plenty of other incedents, all of which I’ve personally experienced, but I’m all vented out now, so I won’t bitch anymore.