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RetailWorkhorse
07-10-2008, 04:19 PM
5th of July and I'm closing up shop. I have a nice group of latino kiddies asking me about the left-over fireworks (the celebration POP~! kind that shoots out confetti strings) and before I realize it it's 20 minutes after close. Kiddies check out with Mom in tow and I let them out of the locked store (Locked at 9pm on the dot to keep other people from keeping me open any longer).

Oldest girl (about 11, I'd say): What time do you close?
RW: I actually closed a long time time ago.
OG: You stayed open for us? Why didn't you tell us? We'd have left sooner!
RW: As per Corporate, I'm not allowed to tell customers to go away if they were in the store before I closed.
OG: Man, that sucks!

I grin and agree and she goes on her merry way. Go to tell 2nd Asst. D that everyone is gone and that I'm pulling my till. Head up to my till to find an elderly gentleman standing there with a package of clothes pins. Cue great big deer-in-the-spotlight eyeballs from me.

RW: How did you get in here?
ED: Uh...I was down that aisle?
RW: :roll: Okay, can I ring ya up while I'm here?
ED: Sure! I bet you'd like to get home right about now.

Ring him up, let him out and bid him a good night. Lock the door. Take four steps and then I have two kids (12 and 8) beating on the door to get in.

RW: Sorry, I'm closed.
Older Brat: YOU SUCK!
RW: ....I'm off the clock*, I DON'T CARE!**

Tongues sticking out of bratty mouths ensues and I pull my till and mutter about brats wanting in after closing hours.

*Not True
**Act like that and it's TOTALLY true!

Evil Queen
07-10-2008, 04:24 PM
Screaming at kids is my favourite passtime. :D At leas tthe later go-ers.... yeah, late go-ers were nice!

McGoddess09
07-10-2008, 04:27 PM
Hehe. Stupid kids got owned.

It sucks that you can't tell people to get out at closing. I would have talked to the other employee LOUDLY about how I couldn't wait to get home to dinner, which was getting cold because I wasn't home when I should be or something like that. :devil: I used that when I worked at an ice cream stand and people just kept coming when I had the lights off and everything.

:worship: I love the "I don't care" part. I wish I could say that.

Becks
07-10-2008, 04:30 PM
Older Brat: YOU SUCK!

My stock answers:

"Yeah, and I'm told I'm VERY good at it!!!"

and more recently...

"Not lately..."

crazylegs
07-10-2008, 10:17 PM
My stock answers:

"Yeah, and I'm told I'm VERY good at it!!!"

and more recently...

"Not lately..."

Perhaps not an answer I could use in my day to day work... :muses:

:roll:

Becks
07-11-2008, 03:33 AM
Perhaps not an answer I could use in my day to day work...

Well, if you're ever in NJ, I hear there's going to be an opening in the salad bar area soon...

Ah...the things I get to say at work.

DGoddessChardonnay
07-11-2008, 04:15 PM
My stock answers:

"Yeah, and I'm told I'm VERY good at it!!!"

and more recently...

"Not lately..."

And if you're really good at it, you just might find a big box of cookies and snack crackers left either in the kitchen or on a table in the laundry room when you finally get up the next morning to go to work.:angel:

Of course, those boxes are liable to show up anyways just to keep Mom happy.:lol: