Black Friday. For some, the words conjure an enticing image of amazing deals, just in time for Christmas. For others, they are only a reminder of the nightmare that awaits those who decide to brave the angry mobs who are all fighting over a limited supply of heavily discounted toasters. If you’re wondering if it can be as bad as everyone says, we’ve gathered stories from Reddit of the actual experiences that people have had working retail on the worst retail day of the year. Check it out, and then do the sensible thing: decide to do all of your Christmas shopping online this year.
#1: The Customer Is Not Always Right
The amount of entitlement some people display is absolutely unreal. And there’s a special variety of it that seems to appear in retail situations. Maybe people imagine that because they’re planning to spend money, they have free rein to behave however they want. But anyone who’s worked retail knows that the customer is not always right.
In this case, I would have been very tempted to tell the woman, “OK, let me serve you what we have prepared right now.” And then, I would hand her a frozen hamburger patty and wish her good luck. Which is why it’s probably good I don’t work in a restaurant.