[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.
Top Text: “CLOSE THE DOORS WITH THE LAST CUSTOMER IN THE STORE”
Bottom Text: “”OH ARE YOU CLOSED? I’M SORRY, I’LL BE QUICK.” SHOPS FOR 2 WHOLE HOURS.”]
This has happened on nurmerous occassions at multiple retail locations where I have worked. I’ve never understood why customers bother to apologize when they intend on staying forever. It’s this whole entire cast system of consumer vs. the sales person. Because we’re working we must have no life other than to serve them. And their purchase is oh so important.
And why tempt me with the phrase “I’ll be quick?” I know you’re not, and I always have to respond with the same customer service oriented attitude, like “Oh no, it’s fine, don’t worry about it, let me know if I can get you anything.”
See I’m the person who when it’s 10 minutes past I will go to the customer and say “Excuse me Sir/ma’am we closed 10 minutes ago. So if you don’t have anything to purchase I’m going to have to ask you to leave.” This person does not stay late for customers okay. It’s 11 o’clock in the evening and I have a 20 minute drive ahead of me and and hour to actually close my store. GET. THE. FUCK. OUT.