Adventures in retail

I have little to report and little time to report it in. Here are a few things I did this weekend to make myself heard:

  • After casting meaningful looks at three Best Buy employees and being ignored by each one, I yelled “Excuse me! Can you help us?” to the retreating blue-shirted back of a fourth employee. Wonder of wonders, she stopped.
  • At PC Richards, I interrogated the salesman on whether the Wifi-ready DVD player will really bring us Netflix on our TV, so that I can watch unlimited reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly. I made it very clear that I am not to be trifled with. On my way out I said, “I’ll be seeing you soon if it doesn’t work.” He was totally intimidated. Or possibly bored. Hard to tell.
  • In Starbucks, I changed my order while the barista was filling it. I know it’s ridiculous to chalk this up to bravery, but really, I have this thing about not being a bother. So I was a bother to the barista and got the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate instead of the tea. Yum.

Ok, so maybe not bad-ass, but definitely less wimpy than usual.

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13 Responses to Adventures in retail

  1. bigsheepcommunications says:

    Bad-ass is a relative term. You got what you really wanted and that’s what matters. Well done : )

  2. Bad-ass can backfire. It’s good to be assertive without being agressive. You get more flies with a salted caramel hot chocolate than you do with vinegar.

  3. Hey, that salted caramel hot chocolate would be reason enough to *tackle* the barista to change your order!

  4. Marcie says:

    Definitely bad-ass…especially changing your order in mid-stream at Starbucks (but such good fun!!)
    :-)!

  5. Good for you! You ARE brave!

  6. Muff says:

    Bad ass for sure. I have an image of you walking in slow mo, with George Thorogood playing in the backgound…

  7. I have to chime in: Totally bad-ass, especially in regards to the hot chocolate. THAT sounds delicious!

  8. winsomebella says:

    Definitely not wimpy. Bravo!

  9. Sharon says:

    You would have felt way worse leaving with that tea instead of the caramel thing. And the customer service people, it’s not personal, it’s just a really sucky job.

  10. Patrick says:

    Unlimited reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly are very, very important. One should not trifle with someone who has this need. I hope the PC Richards salesman understands this valuable lesson.

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