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Ma'am, I Am Tonight!
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Old 05-12-2018, 05:24 PM
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Good and bad and both on a motorized cart. I'll start with the bad one first.

The first one was a man who needed 4XL shorts. I won't go into the specifics except to say that I thoroughly checked every rack of shorts and I was sad to tell him that we didn't have any 4XL. I suggested ordering them online as our plus sizes tend to sell very quickly.

Then he said, "What's the first two words a Puerto Rican learns when he comes to America."

I sighed but mumbled, "What?"

"Attention K-mart shoppers." He proceeded to giggle like an idiot during which I replied, "That's three words, sir."

I probably didn't help the situation but if he was bothered by the retort, he didn't show it or seem to complain.

The second one was an older lady with her ever so slightly younger daughter who wanted to use the same fitting room together. Both women had declining mobility and we only had one handicapped fitting room. I didn't see the problem in letting them use the room together, although there was some gray area.

The much older lady (81 this month, she told me) needed help going from the cart to the fitting room. I gave her the use of my arm and back and helped her in. No clothes were off at the time but I still felt a teensy bit worried that I was opening the company to liability issues. But what could I do? I was the only associate and if I made her walk in there alone, she might have fallen and the publicity would have gone nuclear.

After almost two hours of trying all their clothes on, I assisted her back to the motorized cart.

"You must be a Christian," she said.

To which I replied, "Man I am tonight."

I don't know if she knew the song but I said it with a smile.
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:07 PM
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That line certainly makes more sense coming from Marc Cohn than it does Richie McDonald. Good answer, on more than one level,
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:40 AM
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What song is that?

While I appreciate trying to go along with the customer on the "you must be a Christian" thing, that sort of thing does bug me. (remainder clipped for fear of fratching)
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:51 AM
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Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn.
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:54 AM
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That kind of remark bugs me too. I went off on someone once for that. Not proud of it but she pushed a button.

It was nice of you to help her into and out of the fitting room, though.
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:26 AM
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I came here precisely because of the title.

The comment might annoy me but in terms of insults, offensiveness and/or presumption, it is (to me) so low on the scale that I would just smile and say ... who knows what, but I'd try for something polite.

I wish I could say I'd have used that same phrase from the song, but I guarantee I wouldn't have thought of it. But if the occasion ever arises in future ...
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:42 PM
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I like to call myself culturally Christian - it's my background, very much so, but my grandparents quit going to church when I was about 5 (Presbyterian), and I'm not sure my parents ever actually belonged to one or attended regularly. So I have the basic Judeo Christian background, most of my cussing tends to be blasphemes (snicker), but I'm atheist, personally. I'll respect anybody elses beliefs as long as they aren't hypocritical about it, but I'll never share them.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:57 PM
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Even the Bible says people who do the christian things even while not being Christians are looked in favour by God.

In other words, even the Bible says people do the same things as are expected for Christians while they are NOT Christians in any way, in fact saying these people may have never heard of the Bible or it's contents.

They are just doing what any decent human being would do!
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Good and bad and both on a motorized cart. I'll start with the bad one first.

Then he said, "What's the first two words a Puerto Rican learns when he comes to America."

I sighed but mumbled, "What?"

"Attention K-mart shoppers." He proceeded to giggle like an idiot during which I replied, "That's three words, sir."
WOW if your going to go there at least update it to an Wallemrt comment.
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Fortunately, Wally World isn't known for frequent announcements of that format the way that K-Mart was.
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