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Old 04-25-2012, 03:22 PM
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About a month ago, while grocery shopping, I went to the aisle with the laundry supplies to pick up a jug of detergent. When I got there, a young woman asks me for help getting to a bottle of fabric softener from the top shelf – it’s pushed back on the shelf to where she can’t reach it.

So, I say ‘sure’, and hand the bottle down to her.

She then makes a show of setting the bottle down on another shelf, says ‘Fuck you’ to me, and walks away with her friend, laughing.

Okay, it seemed a little odd to me. But, I just shrugged and went on with my business, and didn’t give it another thought until Monday night – when I got burned again in a similar setup.

I mentioned this to a friend at work, who said he, too, had been the target of this particular prank.

Obviously, this is a trend of some sort. Being an older fellow, I don’t always get the joke, and this one has me completely baffled.

Can somebody clue me in? What’s the appeal in this? Is this just the latest Really Stupid Annoying Thing To Do? And exactly how pathetic is your life if you consider this to be ‘fun’?

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Old 04-25-2012, 03:28 PM
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wow - wtf? I'm only 4'10"... so if I can't reach, and somebody helps me, I say "Thank You" and go on my way.... that makes no sense to me, those girls are dumb. and crying wolf, and making it suck for the rest of us who do really rely on the kindness of strangers...
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:47 PM
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Someone like that needs a good comeback. Maybe something like "I'm sorry, I don't think I have the right change. Can you break a five? I'd understand if you're having a hard time finding customers and can't do it, though."

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Old 04-25-2012, 03:49 PM
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I was taught to be polite and to say 'thank you' if someone even so much as OFFERED to help. Granted, my years and retail have taught me not to expect 'thank you' from a customer. But a direct, unprovoked insult..... yeah, it sort of stunned me for a moment. I guess it's just the latest way for bored people to get their jollies, I don't know....

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Old 04-25-2012, 03:51 PM
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Someone like that needs a good comeback. Maybe something like "I'm sorry, I don't think I have the right change. Can you break a five? I'd understand if you're having a hard time finding customers and can't do it, though."
I don't advocate violence, but what people like that need is to be slapped. HARD. Not enough to cause injury, but enough to let them know their little game isn't appropriate at all. My mother would have beaten me to within an inch of my life if I'd ever done that to somebody - and it wouldn't have mattered to her if I was six or TWENTY-six.

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Old 04-25-2012, 04:39 PM
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Someone like that needs a good comeback. Maybe something like "I'm sorry, I don't think I have the right change. Can you break a five? I'd understand if you're having a hard time finding customers and can't do it, though."
You're way overestimating their prices, Peds.

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Old 04-25-2012, 04:47 PM
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"I'm not bendy enought to do that." ^^

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Old 04-25-2012, 04:56 PM
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"Go die in a fire." Maybe it would be enough to catch them off guard?

People like that need a good smack. They're ruining it for people like me who do need help getting things off high shelves.

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Old 04-25-2012, 05:03 PM
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What I would like to do is open whatever it was they wanted, and dump it over them, with a nice smile and an "oops".

However, that would not be nice to the poor store employee who would have to deal with the cleanup, not to mention loss of product.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:05 PM
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What I would like to do is open whatever it was they wanted, and dump it over them, with a nice smile and an "oops".

However, that would not be nice to the poor store employee who would have to deal with the cleanup, not to mention loss of product.
True, but you could pretty much guarantee that the little tart wouldn't pull that prank ever again.
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