Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oh the people you will meet...

This is a text heavy post, but I swear it is worth it! hahaha

Working in retail has its ups and downs.


I hate the hours, but I love the discount.
I hate annoying customers, but I love being able to be social all day.

But one of the best parts of working in retail are all of the crazy people you meet.

Flash back to a few weeks ago, 10 minutes before closing time, me and my closing associates are all trying to clean the store up so we can leave sooner than later.

Enter young female around 30, who starts picking up bags and making a huge pile at the cash wrap. I'm thinking lady are you serious? Because honestly, 9.999 times out of 10 when people start picking up a butt load of bags to look at they won't buy any of them in the end.

So I'm getting annoyed that she is making a mess right before closing, when she goes up to Hazel and says "here's my card, just charge them all and don't tell me the total" I'm like whoa what a baller, most people don't come in and pick up 5 or 6 purses and say "I'll take em all!"

In talking to her I find out she just moved to the area, she has a 4 year old son who lives with his dad which is what brought her here. I asked her if she now has a longer commute to work (a normal question if someone has just moved) to which she replies "Oh no, I don't work, I'm just a couch potato... I know you are probably thinking how can I afford these bags if I don't work?... well i was in a really bad accident and I was just awarded 200K"

Me- Wow that is a lot of money! What happened??
Her- Well, it is a really embarrassing story...
(by this time the store is closed and she is the only customer)

Me- Oh ok, well you don't have to tell it if you don't want to, but it is just girls.
Her- ohh what the hell! ...

.... It was Fourth of July 2008 and I was in Tahoe. I was at this huge mansion for a party. While I was there I met the contractor who built the house. We were wasted... *this is so embarrassing, I can't believe I'm telling you this* ...so we were taking a shower together, and it is one of those all glass showers and it has a glass bench, so he is sitting on the bench and I'm on my knees, and the bench breaks!

Cutting the guy's ass off pretty much (he had to get 250 stitches in his butt) and cutting my leg in half through all of the muscle and all the way to the bone. He stands up and is all delirious because we are both losing so much blood and he is yelling "What the fuck do I do, what the fuck do I do??!" So I was like CALL 911 you idiot! I can see my bone!!!!! Apparently the glass bench wasn't the correct safety glass, it was just regular glass, so it couldn't support his weight.

So 15 surgeries later, my leg works but it is all scarred. I had to quit my job because I was in the hospital for so long and once I was better I couldn't sit at a desk for very long because it hurt my leg. And I wasn't going to sue, but I had to move in with my mom and she said she wasn't going to help pay for any of my bills so that's when I decided to sue. So I sued the contractor for installing the wrong glass, and the glass company for sending the wrong glass. But it was so embarrassing because I had to go in front of a judge in court and everyone else and tell them the story. But I was awarded 350K, and after paying off all of my bills I have 200K left which I just received a couple of months ago.

And now I'm just trying to relax a bit before I have to go find a job, and I figured that I deserve a few nice things, so I promised myself when I got the money I would buy myself a new purse!

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So lets recap shall we?

A complete stranger comes into the store. Tells myself and two associates how she met a guy at a party, got drunk and gave him a BJ in a shower at a home that wasn't hers, broke her leg completely open, and sued for $350K.

The only good thing, if you can even call it that, was she said she regretted it a lot and it wasn't worth all of the money she got. She also showed us all of her scars and boy oh boy was she TORE up!! So crazy.

But REALLY?? You couldn't just make up a story and say you were in a bad car accident? You had to tell me the true story?? Have some dignity lady!!!

It's days like these were I love my job hahahaha!!

-Katie

16 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans said...

And I thought I had some crazy shenanigans...

Christyrenee said...

O... M... G... Now THAT is a story!!! LOL. I almost just fell off my chair! Thanks for sharing and brightening my day. That's a shame that something like that happened to her bc of some drunk party shenanigans, but the story is so crazy I can't help but laugh a teensy bit, especially at the thought of someone telling you this as they are ringing up a purchase in a store! Btw, I left you something on my blog, come check it out when you get a chance =)

Shanna said...

Holy cow that is so crazy!

JessBay said...

Wow she sounds like a classy lady! I am not sure I could have listened to her with a straight face.

Selma said...

Honestly, I think she still lied. Not sure. Yes, why not make up a believable story like a car accident. So this sounds real but her dignity is gone...down the tube and forever away! :) If her story is true she's totally crazy. oh well. Then again...gotta love our weird jobs...we get to meet "awesome" people! LOL LOL LOL You know, we all should keep such stories and more and write them down or so in a huge book. Good for laughs! ;)

Oh btw, left something for ya on my blog. :)

xoxo

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

"...he is sitting on the bench and I'm on my knees, and the bench breaks!" -the best part of the story. Yes, she could have made a different story up but maybe someone who gets drunk and takes showers with people she just met couldn't come up with a better story.

Steph said...

Haha that's awesome! If that is what happened, I would have made something up.

Sarah Ann said...

Wow! That is INSANE! I don't blame her for telling the story though, when something that crazy happens to you its so crazy that you just still can't believe it and you tell everyone cause you're still trying to convince yourself (trust me, I've been there). That's a seriously heavy price to pay for getting a little action though....

Justine said...

OhMyGosh!! Hahahah that is CRAZY! I can't believe she told you all that! I don't know if I'd believe if you hadn't seen her scars... Haha! :)

Jamie Pickle said...

Wow, that is some story!!!

Maryellen said...

Whoa, dirty. I wonder how many people she's told that to. I also wonder what story she tells her grandma.

Debbie said...

It really is amazing what people will tell you, if you let them. It seems that if you open the conversation like you did and just be quiet, holy cow, the stuff that will come pouring out of the mouths of strangers!! That is hysterical btw!

jennster said...

LMFAO- all i keep thinking about is what a fucking DUMB ASS the guy who BUILT the house was... and how i hoped he learned his lesson when it comes to building shit and building it PROPERLY.

but i love that she told you what she was doing. LOL. HAHHAHAHHA

cassi said...

PAHAHA!! That's awesome that she was with the contractor who probably picked out the glass and built it.. how ironic!! Maybe next time he'll do the job right! :) That is so funny that she spilt all the details!!

Lil' Woman said...

That is freakin hilarious!!!
Sad that she actually told the true story but hilarious none the less.

Pam said...

I worked retail at several different places while I was in college. Yup I have heard every crazy story in the book. They only got crazier when I started teaching college and high school.