Woman Returns A Dead Christmas Tree

   I’ve seen some people try and return some crazy things in my career, but this one surprised even me.   A lady returned her Christmas tree to Costco weeks after Christmas and requested (and was given!!) a refund because it died.   Did she expect it to live until next Christmas?     Obviously she was Read More…

Terrible Things Retail Workers Said To Customers

This one is from Radbeaver.com, and it’s basically some stories about rude retail employees saying bad things to customers, not the other way around.  I have certainly had times where I may have THOUGHT things like this in my head, but would never even consider saying them.   I would hope that the people who Read More…

The Wealthy Don’t Need Free Desserts

Working in retail, I encounter people who lie to get freebies all the time.  “I left my coupon at home.”  “The item wasn’t put in my bag.”  “I didn’t know the sale ended, can’t you make an exception for me?” and so on.  I tell myself that they are short on money, perhaps barely getting Read More…

5 Things You Should Not Say at the Pharmacy

          These are from Pharmacy Times, and it’s actually a pretty mellow list compared to some of the things I’ve heard said at my pharmacy, especially the guy who was upset about his prescription not being filled and came out with “I’m going to go home and get my AK-47 and come Read More…

Just Another Week in Retail

After so many years in retail I am always amazed when I see something that I’ve never seen before.   The other day I had a Hispanic gentleman ask me for some medicine for his COUCH.  It took a while but I figured out he needed cough medicine.  (But I really considered taking him to Read More…