Confrontation With A Tru Employee
Posted 24 August 2006 - 06:47 AM
Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:44 AM
Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:57 AM
Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:49 AM
Edited by Forsaken_angel24, 24 August 2006 - 09:05 AM.
I don't feel the way I used to do.
I know its bad,
After what we had,
But I’m just not the angel you knew.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 09:06 AM
Im 15 goin 16 so i sorta pull off the young enough to buy a nerf gun thing.
I think i woulda popped at him myself well handled.
Blaffair to Rememblack.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 09:42 AM
Funny thing is, no matter how wierd the things I end up buying, nobody assumes that I'm going to be doing anything bad with them; maybe it's because I'm an asian kid with glasses. I guess they must figure "Oh he's asian. He's too smart to do stupid things." I say that because I've actually had people go up to me and say, "Hey, you're Asian. You must be smart. Can you help me with this?".
Posted 24 August 2006 - 12:59 PM
As I'm now in my 30's, I assume most clerks think I'm buying for my kids but if someone gave me that kind of shit I would most definitely speak with the store manager about his/her insolent little employee.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 01:09 PM
I've never gotten any weird looks. I guess they assume, "Just another crazy teenager...."
Somebody has to buy them, I guess.
...and ideas are bulletproof. "
Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:33 PM
Posted 24 August 2006 - 05:58 PM
So, why were you buying two carts full of guns again? And... which store were you at that had two cart-fulls of guns?
Stocking up .
I love how he assumes close mindedly that you were buying them for yourself. You could have been getting them as presents. I would have asked to speak to the manager.
Edited by NinjZ, 24 August 2006 - 05:58 PM.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 06:35 PM
Edited by PiMpDaDdY, 24 August 2006 - 06:35 PM.
I only ask because I'm thinking of trying these and it would suck if the balls got all covered with hairs after a while.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 08:09 PM
Posted 24 August 2006 - 09:02 PM
Posted 24 August 2006 - 09:21 PM
Edit- I've heard old ladies scream before, but not say retard which I imagine is more for younger people.
Edited by NiteWalker, 24 August 2006 - 09:26 PM.
Credit to Carrtoon for the mod.
"The mother of invention is need... Who doesn't have to pelt people with foam?"
Posted 24 August 2006 - 09:24 PM
Fake or not, I could see it happening, as I've had old ladies yell at me. Mainly asking for checks when I keep telling them I have no access to the program that cuts checks, nor can I sign them. But they yell at me and call me stupid anyways. Even if you made it up, it's still funny.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 09:35 PM
"These are for little kids" he responded
"So? Whats your point?"
"Seems kind of immature to me. Playing with Narf guns when you should be going to college" yes... he said "Narf"
"Doesnt matter to me. and i'd like to speak with your supervisor"
he called him over and the whole process repeated itself.
I paid and went over to the CS Desk to file a complaint. The process repeated itself. SO i asked to see the manager.
he was the only one who did not insult me for my purchases. instead, he called the 3 other employees over and spoke with them while i was there. They did not drop the subject. Their defence was that it doesnt make sense for someone my age to be playing nerf
he asked all 3 of them for their badges and told them to never come back. He fired them all right there at once. He also gave me money for my purchases. i got the guns for free. I asked if i could go back and get a few more things. he laughed and said "Nice try" i laughed back and as i was walking out he said "have fun at the war!"
it was awesome.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer (Upon the first successfull detonation of an atomic bomb)
Posted 24 August 2006 - 09:53 PM
Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:08 AM
If you have such an expensive (by ompa's description of the amount of video storage your cellphone must have) phone that takes and processes pictures and video....
...would you please post some pictures and video of your weaponry, your amazing modified blasters, the airsoft Barrett loser rifle you have, some footage of your ultimate wars, your flashbangs, and all the other claims you make.
We get lots of very wordy descriptives, lots of pretty big claims, and lots of things that most of the community hasn't heard of before. You know what they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words". Videos even more.
I've never heard of such outrageous behavior in a store, I'm surprised that store security didn't take YOU away for odd behavior. Dancing on the counter and yelling? Because you can't get a Nerf blaster? There must've been someone else you could have gone to instead of carrying on like that.
With all these claims of horrible sales clerks in our nation's toy stores, sometimes I wish I could hear the other side of the story, from behind the counter. Hmmm.
Sometimes the way some of you behave on the forum boards, I would tend to side with the counter people. And in case anyone thinks of knocking me into next week...though I'm 5'7", 170, whenever I hit the city, I carry either pepper spray or an ASP baton. And I know how to use them. Well.
I don't know if it's because I'm old, bigger than average, or just have a ring on my finger, but I've NEVER been harassed like that, at any store. I've even gone to the counter with Barbie dolls, My Little Ponies, and a Cinderella outfit with light-up tiara. I asked one young and attractive counter girl, "Do you think this fits me?" She thought it was hilarious.
Main thing, MFR, is that you were heard as a customer, you assured that the particular employee cannot harass other customers the way he did you, and you got yourself a little reward in the process. Personally, as a former employer of people, I wouldn't tolerate any kind of behavior that would cause a customer discomfort. That is a sure fire way to lose business. So, good job, mate.
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It's to bad you live in hawaii I bet there are not many wars there.Wait what am I saying<b> you live in hawaii you lucky bastard.</b>
Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:06 AM
Posted 25 August 2006 - 02:36 AM
My local TRU has been closed for a while now, but I never had trouble with the employees there. Frankly, in my location, nobody gives a shit what you buy. This can be good and bad.
I would have flipped shit if I would've been in this situation. As an employee at a local golf course, I know that the behavior displayed here would most often get someone fired. Service is expected to be provided without any intervention. Of course if a buddy makes fun of you for a purchase, that's a whole different story. But really, there were some serious problems going on here.
"I bluff it. I don't throw my weight around and say I know what I'm doing." ~ Mick Jagger
Posted 25 August 2006 - 05:46 AM
I worked retail all of my life until after college. I did got a coworker of mine fired w/o a manager getting involved. I don't remember wht he said to a customer, I just remember I jumped in to smooth it over, even though I had no authority to do so. The customer never said anything to my manger, but he was one of my regulars who I liked, so I went to the boss myself.
When you are working, you are on company time and must follow their rules. As many douche bags as you may get, it's what you have to do. That's why I always tip well at restaurants, not to mention I don't want anyone to spit in my food. Give respect and you will get it.
As far as the age comments go (sans last man) those employees were completely out of line. There are NO laws forbidding you for buying something meant for younger kids. Now that I think about it, I used to get the WEIRDEST looks buying pokemon cards back in the day when I was well above the "recommended age." Buying them outside of my local comic shop that is. Ah, the good old days.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 06:54 AM
Doing that sort of thing makes you feel really good.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 08:18 AM
Posted 25 August 2006 - 11:13 AM
Nerf has never really been a problem, though we've gotten some weird looks, especially the time right before we started when we had like ten people in target buying guns.
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