Cool shirt, never thought I'd see an RG I liked but I also never thought I'd see one with Lee Perry and Augustus Pablo on it.
The only jerk I've ever dealt with is the one older guy I've ran into maybe 3 time before. I usually see him with very simple/outdated items so part of me thinks he's just buying for himself, but he also is always carrying way to much for just himself.
The problem is that he take EVERY SINGLE item he looks at off the hanger (no matter if it is a tshit, pair of pants, jacket, etc) and if he doesn't want it he just tosses it on top of the rack and moves to the next item. I've walked through and seen no less than 8 items in a 5 foot section of rack laying on top, because he was too lazy to put it back.
Drives me crazy, I have to do it.
There's a huge difference, IMO, between people who are quietly seething that someone is in their way and people who are belligerent about it. I encounter plenty of people guarding "their" rack. But people who will yell at other customers? Go back to the bar, champ.
I have a thrifting etiquette question.....when I am out, I try to be courteous and friendly with other thrifters. Made some good friends in last year and have kopped some nice ties from people that aren't that interested in them, but know I am. And vice versa, if I see something that I know they look for, jewelry/electronics/etc....I will take pics and see if they want me to proxy. My point is, try to have good karma, and I'd rather see something get scoffed up by someone I like than some idiot that wants to cut up Hermes ties to quilt with (true story, she had 3, I couldn't talk her out of them) So, the question is, is it a douche move to block off the tie rack? I run into a guy regularly that will put carriages on either side of rack and get pissy if you try to move one to also get to rack. If someone is picking rack, do you wait until they are done, or is it fair game? Seems like bad form to me, but I haven't pushed the issue with him yet, but it happened today, he got to the rack seconds before me, walled it off, and then grabbed about 20 ties that I would also have been all over.
I don't get out much, maybe once or twice a week for an hour on my lunch break. However I've managed to become friends with a couple of sales reps at a spot and they will put suits / ties aside on a rack and e-mail me. Last time I came in she had a full rack with a hold sign on it. Now I don't even look through the store I just take them off my hold rack and put back what I don't want.