View Full Version : She thought I worked there

07-29-2015, 02:35 AM
I know it seems everyone on here has a story where they were shopping someplace and were mistaken for an employee, everyone except me, and now I has one! (Is it wrong that I'm this excited about it?)

After finishing a shift at the clinic I'm interning at, I was at Aid of Rite getting pain meds, kinesio tape, and feminine products. I had grabbed two bottles of pills and was debating if it was really worth the extra $7 for hot pink tape when...

Customer: "Excuse me, where can I find the thermometers?"
Me: "Oh, I'm not sure, maybe by the pharmacy?"
Customer: "um....okay?"
Me: *decides the extra $7 isn't worth it, grabs the beige tape, and heads off to grab next item*

As I was returning with my arms full of merchandise, I saw the customer again and she was just staring daggers at me. That's when I realized, she thought I was an employee!

The employees here wear navy blue polos and khaki pants along with nametags with the company logo. I had a purple polo and shiny silver pants and a nametag with my school's logo. However, I was wearing a polo and pants of some sort and a nametag, so apparently that was enough. :angel:

She looked super pissed at me, so I sort of wonder if I got a complaint after I left.

An Haddock
07-29-2015, 02:30 PM
Oh, to be a fly on the wall when she complains to a manager about their horrible employee - only to be told they don't work there.

Of course, some people just can't admit when they're wrong. (http://www.customerssuck.com/board/showthread.php?t=93889)

07-29-2015, 07:37 PM
When my mega tax chain still had red polos as a uniform, I was mistaken for a Bulls-eye team member (IIRC, that's the term) when I had a errand there.:rolleyes:

07-30-2015, 04:48 AM
(Is it wrong that I'm this excited about it?)

If it's wrong, then we can be wrong together. I've had a few ask me a question in some store and then realize that I'm not an employee and apologize, but I'm still holding out hope that one will get mad and try to complain.

07-30-2015, 06:29 AM
I'm still bemused about the time when a woman asked me a question in the local Blue & White superstore, thinking I was an employee - they wear navy or red polo shirts, depending on department, and navy trousers - when I was wearing jeans and a black and white Be Bop Deluxe T shirt :confused: