The picture he shows me is probably the same Instagram model type picture we've all seen. A girl that could be no older than 16 or 18, with enough makeup to make her look flawless and more like an adult, posing with a bottle of Sugar Bear gummies for hair growth. The picture was literally a screenshot of her Instagram account and he had more and embarrassingly said that they'd be inappropriate to show me since I'm at work (thank goodness).
So I tried to turn the conversation away from the clearly fake girlfriend to anything I could think of. Too late. He went on to tell me about how sad it is that they've never met in person but he KNOWS that if he can get her the phone she wants, she can finally be able to call him and they can talk and hopefully finally meet. He bought an iPhone 6s Plus in rose gold 64GB with a protection plan, three cases, and a screen protector. It was over $1000 worth of stuff. Then he proceeded to pay with a check that he told me 'may not work' because he hasn't gotten paid yet but wanted to try anyway. It worked and that's the moment my heart broke. He left the store, hugging me, and told me that one day I'll find someone like he did.
I watched another salesperson and a manager handle him when he came back into the store extremely upset and wanting his money back after being scammed. I don't think they could give him any money back since she kept everything."
"A guy was returning baby formula and he was looking pretty down. I asked him how his day was and he said that he has been having a long day and that he's been having a long month too.
I thought he just had a baby, so maybe he just got the wrong formula. I asked if he just had a baby and he said he used to have a baby. I told him I was sorry and he said it was ok. There were a few minutes of silence and he said, 'He was a fun little guy...'"
"I worked at a plus size clothing store.
I helped a woman pick out a wardrobe for a two-week cruise that she was going on with her boyfriend of six months.
A few weeks later, she returned all the clothes unworn. I asked her if the cruise was canceled.
No, it turns out that there never was a cruise. Or a relationship. This guy was 'dating' her as a prank, and he and his buddies schemed to see what they could get the girl to believe. She thought he was in love with her and wanted to move in together soon; his parting words to her were 'Like anyone would really date a fat woman like you.'"
"I worked at a clothing store that was popular with teens. A spoiled tween came to the register, accompanied by her mom, and laid out easily $500 worth of clothing - probably around 20+ tops, five pairs of jeans, a jacket, shorts, and sandals.
As I'm ringing up this absurd amount of items, another girl (I assume the first girl's friend) joins the tween and her mom. As she approaches, I realize the friend must have recently undergone chemo. She was probably a tween as well, completely bald, and frail. She approaches the girl and her mom with a single tank top.
Friend: 'Is it okay if I get this?'
Mom: 'Sure, but Susan needs to put back one of her items.'
Daughter: 'No way, mom.' (Profanity laden verbal assault on her mother ensues).
Mom decides to purchase about $500 of clothes for the daughter, while the cancer-stricken friend returns the $10 tank top. I continue despondently ringing everything up, hating the world."
"I worked in an upscale department store, selling handbags. Most of ours started at $200+.
An early 20's woman and her mom, probably mid 50's come in together. The young woman pulls me aside and tells me her mom sacrificed everything to raise her alone, working two jobs to put her through the local prep school rather than public school, and then to put her through college so her daughter could focus on her studies. Now the daughter had graduated and recently landed a great job and had come home to visit mom and take her out for the day. She wanted to buy mom a beautiful purse to take to church, as mom had denied herself anything nice for so long because she'd given everything for the daughter.
That mom was so reluctant to let her daughter buy her anything, but finally caved in and they chose a classically styled bag for about $250. Nice construction, well suited to her style, and the kind of thing that always looks good. I wrapped it up in tissue and a box and packed it carefully in a shopping bag.
A few days later, the mom came back with the bag still wrapped and her face was wracked with guilt.
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