Anyone that has ever worked in retail or in the service industry knows how ridiculous, demanding and rude customers can be. There is a large segment of the population that seems to expect employees to adhere to every single demand, 100% of the time, no matter how unrealistic something like that is. It’s one thing to demand an item the store actually carries, but there are definitely those people just refuse to comprehend that some things just aren’t for sale.
Case in point, the story of the insanely entitled and delusional woman who defended her little snot-nosed spawn’s unreasonable demand for an employee’s personal hand bag.
You know, there’s something to say about a parent whose child has no concept of respect for personal property, but when said parent enables and even encourages this type of behavior conflicts can be unruly. This woman went above and beyond to prove that her child had every right to the employee’s hand bag. No amount of shame or embarrassment would hold her back. She went full Karen. Her “Let me speak to your manager” game was top-notch.
Too Good To Be True
It all began as our story’s narrator, Jessica, walked through the front door one afternoon to begin her retail shift. She was relieved to see that things were pretty relaxed. There were only a few shoppers wandering about and the register didn’t look too overwhelming yet. For anyone who understands the retail struggle, walking into madness is no way to start out a shift.
Jessica was determined to have a good day. Working in retail is hard enough without having a good attitude to help sweeten what would otherwise be a pretty sour day. She almost made it to the back to put up her belongings when an unsupervised child comes sprinting toward her with one of those “up to no good” looks in his eyes. Not only was this little maniac literally running down the aisles of the store, but he was running straight at her with the intensity of a lion charging at his prey. Immediately, Jessica blamed her positive thinking for jinxing what could have been a peaceful morning. Even though Jessica was already fearing the worse, her day was about to take a turn for the worse in a way that no one could have predicted.
Just A Girl And Her Chanel Bag
Bracing herself for disaster, she attempts to defuse the situation with kindness, and greets the kid with a smile. His eyes were fixated on her Chanel bag. She didn’t blame him. The bag was very nice, teal with lavender accents. Jessica, herself, loved that bag. Since she worked retail, Jessica didn’t have much money to throw around for luxury items, so she treasured her little piece of extravagance with all her heart. The bag was “her precious,” and she even declared that “It will take two Hobbits and a Fellowship” to make her part with it. Little did she know that the little Hobbit standing in front of her would bring with him a Fellowship that would threaten to separate Jessica from the accessory she held most dear.
END OF PART 1