karli_meaghan (karli_meaghan) wrote in bad_service,
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Small but frequent bad service I've experienced over the years: I love video games, but I find that half the time I go into a video game store, I am largely ignored by the employees, while any male customers get much friendlier service.

One time, I went into the video game store by my work with the intent on buying a game; there were three employees chatting with each other at the counter and the store was empty. They didn't acknowledge me when I came in (it's a small store, they definitely saw me), didn't offer to help me, just went right on talking about a party and some friend of theirs. I actually saw several games I was interested in, but decided to put off buying them because of the employees.

Naturally, as I was leaving, a group of young men came in and the employees stopped what they were doing and were all, "Hey guys, can we help you?"

Clearly because I'm a girl, I don't like video games and won't buy any; I'm only there because I got lost on my way to the Clothing, Makeup and Ponies store.

(On the plus side, I went in the next day and the staff, despite being quite busy, were very friendly and helpful. Guess it all depends on who's working when you go in.)
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