Play nice or be at the business end of my snark. (kettlechip) wrote in bad_service,
Play nice or be at the business end of my snark.

And while I'm ranting ...

Gotta love sarcastic salespeople who you just want to shoot on sight.

The other day I was looking for a nice pair of summer slacks. I'm 5'8", but I'm also in possession of a fairly short pair of legs. Thus, finding dress slacks can be the biggest pain in the ass because most dress slacks don't come in different inseam lengths like jeans do.


I'm with my best friend in the store, and I commented to her, "Good god, I hate having short legs. I can't seem to find anything that fits properly."

Just then a salesgirl walks past and hears my comment and responds:

"Oh, WAAAAAAH, you can't find proper pants because you have short legs? What a shame. I've got the same problem, only I've got really long, slender legs."

*blink blink*
*raises an eyebrow*

Don't you just hate it when your brain doesn't want to function to get that immediate witty response? Yeah, me too.

I look near the cash register and I see the other saleslady there, absolutely horrified at her colleague's incredible lack of tact. I grimace and take the blouse I had in my hand and put it on the counter. "I won't be needing this," I muttered, and left the store with my friend in tow.

I'm kicking myself for not responding with anything, but I'm considering writing a letter to the manager of that store. I didn't get the name of the salesgirl, but I can give an adequate description. Someone like that shouldn't be working with the public.
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