These are mostly things you’d hear in a clothing or department store, but they’re all pretty bad. I think the rudest thing I ever heard wasn’t directed at me, but it still make me cringe–an older customer picked up a box of Wheaties cereal that had Michael Jordan on it and took the time to walk over to me and said “This cereal just doesn’t taste as good with a n***** on the box.” I stared at him for a second, realized he wasn’t kidding and said “I can’t believe that you went out of your way to tell me that. And get out of my store.” I walked away from him so not sure if he left or not but I had to get away from him before I said anything worse.
Thank you to the wonderful folks over at Whisper for anonymously sharing their sales person nightmares with us. We hope this never happens to you again!
1/18. I don’t think you’re the type that can afford to wear these items.
2/18. Shopping for makeup…”damn girl. You need the whole store to fix your face.” I was shopping for my sister.
3/18. “You could have shaved your legs before dress shopping.” I did… I just have freckles. And even if it was hair, who cares.
4/18. Ew! You don’t need that lipstick you look like a pasty snowman.
5/18. The men’s section is over there. I’m a girl with short hair.
6/18. While shopping for a bra (which is something I’m really self conscious about)… “Wow! You’re really small!”
7/18. Don’t worry…I’ve got massive thighs too.
8/18. “What do you mean you don’t want to spend that kind of money? What are you, a Dutch person?”
9/18. *Takes dress from me* “I don’t want you to rip it.”
10/18. Oh, I didn’t know you people could afford that.
11/18. I walked into a makeup store and asked for help and she said, “you don’t belong here.”
12/18. That’s not going to fit you. Not now. Not ever. Not in a million years.
13/18. “God knows you need a makeover.” …I was voted most fashionable by my class. I never went there again.
14/18. “You could try weight watchers…”
15/18. At GNC, one of the employees laughed in my face after I asked for weight loss supplements.
16/18. That actually looks pretty on you.
17/18. I’m sure we could cover up your moles with (says make up brand name). I like my moles, thank you very much.
18. This store is one size fits all, and unfortunately you’re not…all.