Sorry, but I don't work here...

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  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    That gives me an idea... I'll do that next time and see how far i can take it [​IMG]

    I'll let you guys know how it goes [​IMG]

    myke


    hehehe, have fun. [​IMG]
     
  2. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    you have that damned salesman look on your face. I wish i had a gentler way of putting this through but i don't.

    Is that good or bad? LOL...

    myke
     
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    RSS Senior member

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    When I'm in a suit, it happens.

    If I can point the way to something I will, but always add, "If you need more information, you might want to ask a sales person." That way I avoid a potential series of questions.
     
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    Threak Senior member

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    you have that damned salesman look on your face. I wish i had a gentler way of putting this through but i don't.

    This calls for a repost:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Agnacious

    Agnacious Senior member

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    I get irritated over people who get irritated. This is a common innocent mistake hardly worth getting your knickers in a bunch over.

    I was in saks in chicago once and there was some guy all over the sales rack, like a fat girl on a donut, when some doddering old man asked him where the men's room was. He became indignant and loudly stated he did not work there and went off in a huff, no doubt following the illusive scent of another 5% off rack.

    The old man looked bewildered and I went towards him and he said "I thought he worked here..." I pointed out the SA and then told him where the men's room was. Don't become the indignant db that thinks complete strangers should somehow know you don't work there based on the marginally, and possibly ill conceived notion, that the way you are dressed is noticeably better than anyone else.

    On the other hand, I went to Abercrombie once (in my life) and I saw a bunch of people standing around looking homeless. I wanted to tell them to get a job, but then I realized their job was to dress poorly and look bored. If someone asked me if I worked there I would have murdered them.
     
  6. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    I get irritated over people who get irritated. This is a common innocent mistake hardly worth getting your knickers in a bunch over.

    I was in saks in chicago once and there was some guy all over the sales rack, like a fat girl on a donut, when some doddering old man asked him where the men's room was. He became indignant and loudly stated he did not work there and went off in a huff, no doubt following the illusive scent of another 5% off rack.

    The old man looked bewildered and I went towards him and he said "I thought he worked here..." I pointed out the SA and then told him where the men's room was. Don't become the indignant db that thinks complete strangers should somehow know you don't work there based on the marginally, and possibly ill conceived notion, that the way you are dressed is noticeably better than anyone else.

    On the other hand, I went to Abercrombie once (in my life) and I saw a bunch of people standing around looking homeless. I wanted to tell them to get a job, but then I realized their job was to dress poorly and look bored. If someone asked me if I worked there I would have murdered them.


    If it only happens once in a while, I wouldn't care as much.

    But it happens to me every time I'm at the mall.

    At least 2-3 times in ONE visit.

    I'm not pissed or anything, just gets kinda annoying after a while.

    But hey, I'll try and have fun with it starting next time [​IMG]

    myke
     
  7. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    This calls for a repost:

    I love that picture... I actually printed it out and hung it outside my locker at work for shits and giggles [​IMG]

    myke
     
  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    id take it as a compliment if i was mistook as a guy working at abercrombie. that means they think i have abs and am 6 foot tall.
     
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    all of you have been asked this question while you were in a high end clothing store. i got asked this question while in a fucking walgreens. i had on black trousers, jacket and vest with a tie. who the hell dresses like that while working at walgreens
     
  10. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    all of you have been asked this question while you were in a high end clothing store. i got asked this question while in a fucking walgreens. i had on black trousers, jacket and vest with a tie. who the hell dresses like that while working at walgreens

    Sounds like their uniform.
     
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    The strange thing is when the asking party gets annoyed and looks at me as if I am somehow playing out an intricate joke where I will help the next person, come back and say "Just kidding, I do work here". They then proceed the eye me suspicously for around 10 minutes until it is clear that I do not work there.
     
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    Chiaroscuro Senior member

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    Sounds like their uniform.

    I was waiting for someone to comment on that. I work at the worlds second largest department store (not the actual location but the company) and black is the required dress code. I have also worked at a walgreens and no this is not their uniform wise-ass [​IMG]
     
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    I was in a department store recently when a gentleman asked me where he could find a cheap suit. I replied, "Try your closet".
     
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    I have yet to be mistaken for an employee of Bannana Republic.
     
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    I actually help out a guy once. He need help on ties...only took 10 mins of my time.
     

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