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john lewis hawk

Founder of The Outhouse

Postby john lewis hawk » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:55 pm

Go here to read GCom's latest tale about comic book store life.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:59 pm

Guys like that customer used to burn me up when I worked in music retail! :evil:
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Daniel

Great Scott!!!

Postby Daniel » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:04 pm

Good article. That guy is, well, mentally troubled.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:05 pm

Forbush Man wrote:Good article. That guy is, well, mentally troubled.


If you ever work in retail, you'll discover how commonplace this type of thing really is!
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Daniel

Great Scott!!!

Postby Daniel » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:05 pm

nietoperz wrote:If you ever work in retail, you'll discover how commonplace this type of thing really is!

I kinda want to work in retail so I can see these people. :D
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zombiemichaeljackson

rubber spoon

Postby zombiemichaeljackson » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:06 pm

nietoperz wrote:Guys like that customer used to burn me up when I worked in music retail! :evil:


I always *loved* it when people would try bring in some CD with scratches, fingerprints, and smudges all over it and try to exchange it for something brand new because they 'just bought it at your other store and it's broken.' Or switching the sales stickers, that's always fun.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:06 pm

Forbush Man wrote:I kinda want to work in retail so I can see these people. :D


I honestly believe that everyone should at some point work in a service industry, at least for a time. It's a real eye-opener.
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Daniel

Great Scott!!!

Postby Daniel » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:07 pm

nietoperz wrote:I honestly believe that everyone should at some point work in a service industry, at least for a time. It's a real eye-opener.

I might get a job at a restaurant in late August bringing food to tables.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:11 pm

twoheads wrote:I always *loved* it when people would try bring in some CD with scratches, fingerprints, and smudges all over it and try to exchange it for something brand new because they 'just bought it at your other store and it's broken.' Or switching the sales stickers, that's always fun.


Oh, I loved saying no to those types. Best one ever was this couple (man and woman) who came in half an hour before closing and reduced a sales clerk to tears. No way were they getting what they wanted, which was a refund on something that they hadn't even bought in the country, let alone at our store.

They were screaming at me, calling me names, right up in my face until I said, 'Look: it's my job to stand here and argue with you, but I have to tell you that we close in fifteen minutes. At that point security will escort you from the premises so you may as well just cut your losses and leave now."

So the guy says: "I'm leaving. I'm gonna go and fuck your mother!" To which I say, "Well sir, I've met your girlfriend: I really don't blame you." The look on his face was just fucking priceless!
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john lewis hawk

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Postby john lewis hawk » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:13 pm

nietoperz wrote:Oh, I loved saying no to those types. Best one ever was this couple (man and woman) who came in half an hour before closing and reduced a sales clerk to tears. No way were they getting what they wanted, which was a refund on something that they hadn't even bought in the country, let alone at our store.

They were screaming at me, calling me names, right up in my face until I said, 'Look: it's my job to stand here and argue with you, but I have to tell you that we close in fifteen minutes. At that point security will escort you from the premises so you may as well just cut your losses and leave now."

So the guy says: "I'm leaving. I'm gonna go and fuck your mother!" To which I say, "Well sir, I've met your girlfriend: I really don't blame you." The look on his face was just fucking priceless!
Awesome.
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zombiemichaeljackson

rubber spoon

Postby zombiemichaeljackson » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:41 pm

nietoperz wrote:Oh, I loved saying no to those types. Best one ever was this couple (man and woman) who came in half an hour before closing and reduced a sales clerk to tears. No way were they getting what they wanted, which was a refund on something that they hadn't even bought in the country, let alone at our store.

They were screaming at me, calling me names, right up in my face until I said, 'Look: it's my job to stand here and argue with you, but I have to tell you that we close in fifteen minutes. At that point security will escort you from the premises so you may as well just cut your losses and leave now."

So the guy says: "I'm leaving. I'm gonna go and fuck your mother!" To which I say, "Well sir, I've met your girlfriend: I really don't blame you." The look on his face was just fucking priceless!


The sales clerks of the world thank you.

jza1218

Postby jza1218 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:42 pm

john lewis wrote:Go here to read GCom's latest tale about comic book store life.


Haha...Gcom...you have my sympathies.

If it were me, I would have told him to fuck off long ago
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Zenguru

Staff Writer

Postby Zenguru » Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:56 pm

Forbush Man wrote:I kinda want to work in retail so I can see these people. :D
Retail can be good or bad, but it's generally a rewarding learning experience. Fast food, however, is pure hell. Do not put yourself through that. Not if you have any other choice. Take it from one who knows.
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Zenguru

Staff Writer

Postby Zenguru » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:00 pm

Forbush Man wrote:Good article. That guy is, well, mentally troubled.
And he's far from the only guy like that GCom gets in the store at times. Downtown has several aimless wanderers who have since been banned from the store.

There was one guy who loved hugging pretty girls. This guy was short, dumpy, had a tiny head, wore coke bottle glasses, could not speak coherently, and had hygiene problems. He's gotten himself beat up a few times over this and other things.

jza1218

Postby jza1218 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:01 pm

Zenguru wrote:And he's far from the only guy like that GCom gets in the store at times. Downtown has several aimless wanderers who have since been banned from the store.

There was one guy who loved hugging pretty girls. This guy was short, dumpy, had a tiny head, wore coke bottle glasses, could not speak coherently, and had hygiene problems. He's gotten himself beat up a few times over this and other things.


Hey! My glasses are awesome! :x

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