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thespar
07-02-2002, 05:00 PM
I do not know about the rest of the i am also getting question about where a toy can be found in store because they think i work there but to be nice i try to answer their questions.

cptpinkerton
07-02-2002, 06:11 PM
Yeah, I get asked all the time if I work there.
Them: Excuse me sir could you help me find something.
Me: Does the back of my shirt say 'what can I do for you' like everyone else's around here?
Them: No.
Me: than i guess I can't help you.


I only wish I could be that cold.
Actually, when I see people at the pegs, I ask them what they are looking for, in case I see it, and don't happen to need it.

Turbowars
07-02-2002, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by cptpinkerton

Does the back of my shirt say 'what can I do for you' like everyone else's around here?

[/B] When I was in High school, I worked for a place that purposely had us wear shirts that said "I am are not in sales. Please do not ask me questions. Pretty bad.

icatch9
07-03-2002, 07:34 AM
Yea, this has happened to me so much lately. I work in an office, so I have to wear business casual to work. After work I usally stop at WM, TRU, and Target. I've been asked at all three of these stores if I can help someone find something. I even got asked to get a woman change at the arcade. I just say I don't work hear, or I'm just shopping too. They useally look at me funny and then say "oh, you look like you work hear." I take it as a little insult, becasue I think I dress a little nicer than the WM employees. Not to say they are slobs or anything, it's just they aren't required to wear kakies and a button down shirt.

So, next time your up for some fun. Just wear some nice clothing and hang out at a store. Then when people ask you where stuff is direct them to the wrong place. It's mean, but would be loads of fun :)

Obi-Don
07-03-2002, 10:32 AM
When they ask me I just tell where it is. I'm mostly wrong,buy hey, they can look just as well I can.

Mandalorian Candidat
07-03-2002, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by icatch9
Yea, this has happened to me so much lately. I work in an office, so I have to wear business casual to work. After work I usally stop at WM, TRU, and Target. I've been asked at all three of these stores if I can help someone find something. I even got asked to get a woman change at the arcade. I just say I don't work hear, or I'm just shopping too. They useally look at me funny and then say "oh, you look like you work hear." I take it as a little insult, becasue I think I dress a little nicer than the WM employees. Not to say they are slobs or anything, it's just they aren't required to wear kakies and a button down shirt.


Also, don't wear a red shirt when shopping at Target. Some employees I've noticed don't wear their nametag so at times you don't know if a civilian is a worker or vice versa.

Jargo
07-03-2002, 03:18 PM
I'm with Obi-Don there. If folk ask me for directions to anything I just faff around for a minute thinking and then direct them in completely the wrong direction. (Works best when drivers stop and ask for directions. I've never heard of where they want but i'll send them there anyway... so they think. :evil: Serves then right for disturbing me as I go about my business. And why the hell they can't just stop at a newsagents and pick up a local map i do not know. Like I'm gonna know everything there is to know about everything there is to know everything about. )

As for stores, be nice if there was ever anyone in the stores I go to when i go to them. Like ghost towns mostly. Just the spotty nerds in the computer section trying to attract my attention with a crappy gamers PC. And the old bird on the cashiers desk. never seen a customer in months hardly. Be nice to be asked where something was so I could be all helpful and not tell them. :D Actually there was a kid the other week looking for a jango Fett to go in his Slave-1. I sort of didn't exactly tell him where the only jango was but sort of accidentaly knocked it off the peg at the top of the display where his tiny little arms wouldn't reach in a million years (well, about ten really) His little face was great as he walked away proudly holding the two packages and his Mother had this sort of relieved look on her face. But i didn't tell him. Stayed true to my self, Just bent my rules a little.

But in general life I get asked alot of times in places like garden centers because i must look like a horticultural type or maybe I'm just a scruffy lookin' turf herder. heheheh crap jokes are ace! :p

Jedi Juice
07-03-2002, 03:48 PM
Every time I go into an Abercrombie store, customers always ask me for assistance even though I don't even work there. I thought it was because of the clothes I was wearing (since the employees need to wear Abercrombie clothing) but I was wearing a suit one time! I guess I should apply there, since it seems like I have good karma at that store.

Nebulaz
07-03-2002, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by turbowars
When I was in High school, I worked for a place that purposely had us wear shirts that said "I am are not in sales. Please do not ask me questions. Pretty bad.

Thats kinda how all the EB's around here are.

Turbowars
07-03-2002, 06:08 PM
EB?

Jedi Juice
07-03-2002, 06:10 PM
I think that's Electronic's Boutique, but I'm not totally positive.

SuperBattleDroid88
07-03-2002, 08:50 PM
I get asked sometimes if I've seen Yoda...

Nebulaz
07-04-2002, 05:14 AM
EB = Electronic Boutique. Mr. Juice is correct.

jeremy

WesleySr
07-04-2002, 06:39 AM
I have often been asked for help when in the toy aisle. Myself, I usually tell them I don't work there, but still try to help. Especially if I am in my local TRU because I use to work there.

2-1B
06-24-2006, 10:19 PM
I do not know about the rest of the i am also getting question about where a toy can be found in store because they think i work there but to be nice i try to answer their questions.

I also know I was ask question of where to find. in 1996/7 work for TRU next door at Best Buy I wore blue TRU shirt and on break lunch if browse at Best Buy I also got question of where a CD or electronic could be found in store.

seanmcfripp
06-28-2006, 08:43 AM
Crikey, here's another one. Caes:Pirate:'s shovel goes deep and h:Pirate:d. Or perhaps it's Ceas:Pirate: who's doing all the digging. So difficult to keep you guys straight anymore.

jedi master sal
06-28-2006, 10:37 AM
Just last night at Target I was approached by a very pretty girl (probably early 20s) in my local Target. She asked if I had any baskets. Now get this I was wearing a blue and gold University of Pittsburgh athletics Staff shirt. Sure it has a nice collar, but last I checked employees of Target wear RED shirts and most of those are just T-shirts. Maybe it was the 1GB USB memory clip hanging from the lanyard around my neck that made her think I worked there. Hmm, maybe she thought I was management...now there's a scary thought.

Kidhuman
06-28-2006, 06:27 PM
Maybe she was hitting on you Sal.

Jargo
06-30-2006, 01:15 PM
I also know I was ask question of where to find. in 1996/7 work for TRU next door at Best Buy I wore blue TRU shirt and on break lunch if browse at Best Buy I also got question of where a CD or electronic could be found in store.Take question in in a in a time and ask. haha stupid customer toy 1998! it easy.

tagmac
07-06-2006, 08:33 PM
The worst I've had is where I'm walking through a store in jeans, a t-shirt, a jacket, my sunglasses hanging from my collar, and someone (usually an old lady) asks if I work there. I usually just say no, and as I walk away, say just low enough to not be heard, "do I look like I work here?" I just get really annoyed by stupid people like that. It's not like I'm wearing clothes that look like what the employees are wearing. One time I was in a particularly bad mood, and as I was leaving a store, some guy tried to ask me a question and I just cut him off with a slightly nasty "I don't work here" and just kept right on walking. Ignorance just plain ticks me off.

Banthaholic
07-06-2006, 09:01 PM
Nothings worse than doing a Target run and realizing I'm wearing khackis (sp) and a red shirt. Yes, I've been asked a few times, and always look at them startled then realize what I'm wearing.

DarthQuack
08-05-2006, 03:30 PM
Well I work there, and we are always stressed to ask, "Can I help you find something"....soo much fun, let me tell you lol.

Turbowars
08-05-2006, 03:36 PM
Well I work there, and we are always stressed to ask, "Can I help you find something"....soo much fun, let me tell you lol.Here in Burbank CA I'd say about 90% of the employees have no clue where anything is and you would be lucky if anyone speaks English.:rolleyes:

JON9000
08-08-2006, 05:37 AM
Well I work there, and we are always stressed to ask, "Can I help you find something"....soo much fun, let me tell you lol.

Ha! I worked at Best Buy in college, and they would not shut up about getting us to push those lame service contracts. When 40-year-old Virgin came out, they totally missed out on that aspect of retail electronics. Although they hit the sharky sales people on the nose.