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snafu December 14th, 2019 07:26 PM

tales from retail
Anyone have current or old stories from retail jobs? Feel free to share.

A blast from my past:

BG: I took German in high school & got to travel to Germany for a few weeks.

I worked in Fast Food restaurant and we had some U. S. service men come in and speak German to one of my co-workers (:rolleyes:). She instantly got me and....well....even though they'd been stationed in Germany for years they gave up trying to place their orders in German as they couldn't even answer what sizes they wanted.

A different time a man came in with a cute little boy, who was obliviously shy. (I went ga-ga over the kid). The dad told me he (the boy) didn't speak English. As they left the little boy told me "goodbye" in German & I answered "Later" in German. His face lit up - dad looked astounded.

snafu December 20th, 2019 06:58 PM

Re: tales from retail
One year, Good Friday fell on a Friday the 13th

Two teen girls got busted for shoplifting (I guess you had to be there)

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