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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
I gather that. But you could've just told him "Sorry, we don't sell separates". Wanting separates hardly qualifies him as a "Stupid fucking asshole".

Wanting a 42S when he should wear a 40S might do, but in any case I was responding to JensenH who was talking about giving him the size 36 pants "to let him see for himself how wrong (moronic) he is" when the guy had never even asked for size 36 but for the correct size (33). The coat size he requested, and whether it matches the trousers or would need to be bought as separates, is completely tangential to that fact.

Anyone who goes into a better menswear store and expects to buy suit separates, he is a moron.
post #452 of 654
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Originally Posted by JensenH View Post
Anyone who goes into a better menswear store and expects to buy suit separates, he is a moron.
You mean like Brooks Brothers? http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatS...Section_Id=249
post #453 of 654
Thread Starter 
Re: the middle-aged Chinese man who told me I was fat and need to lose weight


The 40S jacket was HUGE on him, people. The jacket would have needed to be taken in on both side seams and the center seam. Now that you know that, just try picturing him in a 42S jacket.

'Nuff said.
post #454 of 654
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Originally Posted by SuitMyself View Post
King, I think the man wanted to go to jail because he figured he's old and would die soon enough anyway and he wanted to spend his remaining days (or weeks or months) in a relatively secure place. I doubt they would have put him in a federal penitentiary.

That's just my opinion, of course.

In hindsight, he may have been baiting me into sending him on "vacation." That would explain why he didn't break for the door after securing the bottle in his pocket. Honestly, I think that he was just torn up and humiliated over how far he'd fallen. I'd never seen a man break down like that before.

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
maybe the old vitamin guy just wanted to be somewhere he'd get a few free meals a day

and you deprived him of that by not calling the cops. Shame on you!

Why take that route when you can engage in employee theft like most other civilized people?

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Originally Posted by anuar View Post
May I ask why would you do that? So your boss doesnt loose his money? So the insurance company is not set back with few hundrends? I seriously do not understand the point of risking your health for the property that doesnt belong to you/you are not being paid for guarding.

I didn't give a crap about my boss, the money or the store for that matter. I was prepping to defend myself. Being robbed by a person who's using a pocket knife is ridiculous. ALLOWING yourself to be robbed by a person who's using a pocket knife if downright stupid. I was as willing to kill as he was (obviously, more than he was). If he'd had a gun or a real knife, I would have thought differently.
post #455 of 654
A customer enters the store and goes directly into material:

Him: Here's the situation. I just got a promotion at work
Me: Congratulations
Him: Yeah. Thanks. I just got promoted to regional manager and I need to pass a drug test. I don't usually do that type of s**t, but I went out with some friends last weekend.
Me: Well, we don't sell anything that's meant to help with passing drug tests
Him: Really? My buddy told me to come to (company name).
Me: Hmmm. I'm not sure what he bought, and since I don't want to waste your time, I have to let you know that you can't buy anything now that you've mentioned trying to beat a drug test....That's company policy.
Him: OK..Can you at least tell me what I should look for?
Me: Unfortunately, I can't.
Him: Come on...You've probably at least smoked a little weed before.
Me: (laughing) No. I haven't. I'm sure you've had enough of that fun for the both of us.
post #456 of 654
A little boy (probably 11 years old) walks into the store. He has a cardboard box with him

Him: (to me) Hello. You wanna buy some candy?
Me: No. Thanks though.
Him: (walking over to a customer) You wanna buy some candy?
Customer: No thank you.
Him: (to customer) What would happen if somebody stole your wallet?
Customer: (blowing it off) That person would be in trouble.

The customer walks to the register and the boy leaves the store. I ring the customer up and he's on his way. A few minutes later. I hear the door open, and I see the boy enter the store again. He takes the long away: around the perimeter of the store. After about a minute passes, I decide to see what he's doing. I walk in his direction.

Me: Hey. What can I do for you?
Him: (freezes in his tracks) You wanna buy some candy?
Me: I told you that I don't. What are you doing here again?
Him: (guilty look on his face) Nothing
Me: OK. Well, you're too young to buy anything. You need to leave
Him: OK

He turns to walk away and a bottle of fish oil pills drops from underneath his jacket. He tries to pick up the pace, and another bottle falls. I smack the box (supposedly filled with candy) from his hands and the store's protein bars pour out of it. I take his box, including the 2 or 3 actual candy bars that are inside and tell him to get out of the store.
post #457 of 654
Moar of this, sil vous plait! Merci!
post #458 of 654
I got a step ladder thrown at me. I told a lady I couldnt return a jacket for her because it was 4 y ears old (per the receipt) and was falling apart and smelled like smoke. she started yelling at me and called me a racist and picked up a step ladder and threw it at me.
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It appears a video of suitmyself has been put on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9cP-...eature=related
post #460 of 654
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

Touché!
post #461 of 654
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Originally Posted by JensenH View Post
Anyone who goes into a better menswear store and expects to buy suit separates, he is a moron.
Polo RL sells suit separates on many seasonal suits. He's not off base.
post #462 of 654
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It appears a video of suitmyself has been put on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9cP-...eature=related

post #463 of 654
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
It appears a video of suitmyself has been put on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9cP-...eature=related
Brilliant . Thanks for posting that. Lear (the ugly one)
post #464 of 654
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
It appears a video of suitmyself has been put on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9cP-...eature=related

That needs to be stickied somewhere...
post #465 of 654
A few years ago, I was dating a manager of a small mens/ladies retail store (regional chain). Each S/S and F/W, they would have a season preview sale (usually 25% off or somesuch) that would start on Thursday and run though the weekend. One of their regular ladies customers came in on the Wednesday before to pre-shop. She mentioned she had recently gotten a promotion at her law firm and needed to bolster/update her wardrobe. She filled half of a rolling rack with items she wanted held because she was "too busy to try them on now".

Her usual salesgirl was understandably excited about the presumed big sale coming her way. This customer's normal visit would yield a $500-1,000 sale (which isn't bad considering most price points were in the $50-150 range). So, the thought that the customer needed to bolster her wardrobe had the salesgirl mentally spending her commission check.

Thursday and Friday came and went without the customer coming by. The salesgirl called on Saturday to remind her that the sale ended on Sunday and that she was still holding the customer's items.

Saturday and Sunday went by without a call or visit from the customer. The salesgirl was reasonably upset that she was going to miss out on a potentially lucrative sale. The manager (my girlfriend at the time) told the salesgirl to call the customer and offer to hold the merchandise until Tuesday or Wednesday and that they would honor the sale prices if she came in early that week. The customer called back, apologized for not calling/coming by ("preparing for a trial"), thanked them for holding the merchandise/extending the sale dates for her, and ensured them she still needed to buy several outfits and that she would stop by.

The customer called as the store was closing on Wednesday, knowing her deadline was about to pass, and said she had been hung up with the trial all week and, if they would still honor the sale prices, she would come in on Friday or Saturday. Since she had a significant purchase history and the store could use a big sale late in the week, the manager agreed that Saturday would absolutely be the last day they could honor the sale price.

True to her word, she showed up on Saturday...at 6:45 pm, 15 minutes before closing. At that time, there were two associates and the manager there preparing to close the store. The customer ensured them that she would be quick and gushed on and on about how sorry she was for arriving so late. I was supposed to pick up my girlfriend (the manager) at 7:30 for a concert, so she called and said she might be running late because of this customer. I told her it was no big deal, that I understood, and that I hoped the customer bought a ton of stuff.

Once 7:00 rolled around, my girlfriend let the two sales associates (neither was the one getting commission for this sale) go home, telling them she would take care of the customer and close the store. There was no need for three people to stand around while a customer was trying pre-selected items on in a dressing room. Around 7:15, she called me and said the customer told her she would only be a few more minutes and that she would likely be ready to go by 7:45.

So, I headed to her store, then waited in the parking lot, listening to music and surfing the internet on my phone. She called at 7:45. saying it should only be another 15 minutes (I assured her it was fine), but I could tell she was exasperated.

Cut to the chase...the customer left the store at 9:00 pm (2 hours after closing), buying one casual outfit and spending less than $200.
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