Love seeing that it’s a grand heaping helping of not my fvcking problem
Some days this was one of the best feelings ever. Like when you guys are getting slammed but you’re already 10hrs into overtime so they can’t keep you anymore. So good.
When I worked at a movie theatre, my shift was over but a long line had built up in concessions for a busy movie so I decided to stay and help my coworkers. This really angry old mom/grandma came up with her three kids/grandkids and started treating me like a vending machine rather than a person. I tried joking with her and she just snapped at me while her kids looked on in embarrassment (sidenote, if someone you're with is treating a retail worker like trash. Please stop them). Anyway she wanted some candy that we had run out of and blew up at me for it like I had bought and eaten it all. I looked at the time and knew her movie would be starting any minute now. So I smiled at her, said "I'll go check in the back," deleted her whole order, clocked out, and left. I imagine she had to go to the back of the line and was rather late for her movie.
Why people think it's okay to yell at retail workers who are just kids trying to make some money is okay, I'll never understand. They are kids and you're screaming and whining because we ran out of milk duds? Something I had no control of short of withholding them from previous customers. I hope she was late to her movie.
@18bluecat, Nice. Petty, but I approve. You don't need that BS.
Unfortunately movie previews are long so she might have made it. But that kind of treatment spreads to more than just her treatment of retail workers. She'll probably treat her kids like that and they'll toss her in a convalescent home.
@mas2de, oh, I was counting for previews, something I started doing after I worked there. She was with me five or so minutes before the movie started