Friday, December 30, 2005

Night and day.

I cannot BELIEVE how quickly the attitudes of people change after Christmas. BC (Before Christmas), the customers were nice, friendly, polite, patient, etc. NOW, however--holy shit. EVERYONE is impatient, rude and grumpy. Either they don't have their receipt and they're pissed because they aren't getting the full amount back that they claim they spent, or they resent having to walk the extra three feet to lingerie to do their returns, or they're upset because the coupon they want to use is expired, or they're irritated that the item they thought was on sale wasn't. Today was the most miserable day of them all. Granted, I dealt with assholes during my waitressing days in college, but I was making a hell of a lot more money, too. But for what I'm making at the JC, it's certainly NOT worth putting up with this crap.

Mind you, I AM PMSing right now, which doesn't help (not to mention the fact that my car is in the shop, receiving **2500** dollars of tranny work)--but it wasn't just me. It's all EVERYONE was talking about in the break room today.

The capper was when this older guy (and not one of those cute old men, either, but one of those jerky old men who just walks around in a perpetual state of asshole-ishness) got mad at me because after waiting in line, he got up to the register and was told that I'm sorry, sir, but returns are being handled in lingerie. He got all huffy and, as he was walking away, he muttered, "It'd be nice if you had some signs."

YOU MUST HAVE MISSED THE BIG ASS NOTICE AT EVERY ENTRANCE TO THE STORE **AND** THE THREE AT EVERY COUNTER.

I whipped around and called out, "We DO, sir." My words were polite but my tone was pretty damn sharp.

I MEAN, F&@*.

I resent being talked to and treated like I'm a fucking moron when I probably have more education than half of those people. And even if the person you're dealing with is a high school drop-out, you still aren't justified in talking down to someone simply because they work in retail, for Crissake.

The only positive part of the day was getting fitted for a bra at Victoria's Secret (still a 38D, even with the weight I've lost) and finding out that yes, "busty" women need padded bras, too. I tried on one of their new seamless bras, and I can't even TELL you the difference it made. I looked GOOD. Once I put my sweater back on, my silhouette was completely transformed. My boobs were perky again! They were closer to my shoulders than my waist again! They were TOGETHER again, rather than heading in opposite directions like some kind of repelling Boob Magnet! It was a magical moment. Mind you, those bras were $50 so I couldn't afford to actually BUY one of them today, but I WILL. I never understood why people would spend so much on a bra when you can get one for like $7.99 at Target, but now I see that some things really are worth splurging on. And, when you're a big-busted woman about to enter her 30s, a good bra is DEFIINTELY one of them.

18 comments:

Nik said...

No way in Hell would I ever pay that much for a frickin bra. I don't care if it's made out of gold, it's not worth it. They all wear out and break just the same, so nobody cuold ever justify thaat to me.

Sorry about your bad day, people are just assholes. The sooner you can accept that, the easier life is.

Fred said...

Well, when I see the f-bomb dropped, I know you're not happy.

Cheer up, a new year is right around the corner. Now, go out there and enjoy it!

Jen said...

What kind do you wear Nik?

Happy New Year everyone!

keesh said...

Oh jen, that is retail. I always try to be a nice customer unless the person working is a beyatch to me which has happend recently. You should be able ot tell a person off :), don't you think? I remember wanting to do that in banking but my boss would never let me, go figure :)> HA!. Anyway, hang in there! They do have some really nice padded bras at JC Penny's woman, try some of them on.

Jen said...

Those are the ones I got, Kish. Not the BEST but they'll do for now.

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Jen said...

That Rod guy is really irritating.

Oh and today, I had a lady really pissed off at ME cuz the plus size leather jackets cost more than the "regular" sized ones.

LocuTus of Borg said...

Ah the joys of after Christmas returns!! Don't they say that the busiest "un-shopping" day is the day after Christmas? Sorry to hear about all that - that is why everyone should by gift certificates then they do not have to worry about returns!!

Hmmm 38D with that Victoria's Secret bra you tried on .. wow! I am trying not to picture the silhoutte you described in fear of becoming unruly ;).

Anna said...

Why do people have to be so mean to each other? I'm sorry they're like that right now.
Try not to let them get to you. They don't matter anyway.
I recommend the VS bras. They may be expensive but they last for years. I bought one of their $40 bras probably 10 years ago and am wearing it today.

Jen said...

LOL LoB. Um..thanks? =-)

LocuTus of Borg said...

=)

Jen said...

VS HAS THEIR SEMI ANNUAL SALE GOING ON RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! IT STARTED YESTERDAY!! GUESS WHERE I'M GOING BEFORE WORK TODAY WITH SOME LATE CHRISTMAS MONEY I RECEIVED!! =-)

keesh said...

New post please...

Jen said...

There will be one tomorrow.

Anna said...

That Kishelle girl can be pretty demanding! ;)

Renee said...

Nik, have you ever tried on an expensive bra? Our girls need SUPPORT! I get mine at Lane Bryant cuz those Victoria Secret bitches don't sell my size. But mine are $38 and they last FOREVER (Anna, you're lucky to wear the same size bra for 10 years) and unless I lose a couple inches and can get those bomb ass ones from VS, I'll never go anywhere else.

Oh yeah, sorry to hear about the woes of post-Christmas retail. I feel your pain :-)

Anna said...

I don't know about being "lucky" Renee, but I suppose I should be thankful for what I've got instead of being jealous of you lovely, curvacious ladies - Sigh.

Renee said...

LOL Anna. But shut your mouth, Shaft! cuz you, my friend, have a smokin' body.