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24 August 2009 @ 04:09 am
craft stores  
The other day I traveled to my local craft store to buy some materials and while I was trying to figure out what I wanted to sew the lady that works there insists on trying to help me even tho I'm in the middle of brain storming and talking to my mother.

The fact that she had to share with me SHE HAD BEEN SEWING FOR MANY MANY YEARS already turned me off so bad I wanted to run far far away. BUT THEN my mother had to ask her a stupid question and I'm looking at her like PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NOUUUU.

no where in my conversation with her did I even HINT at the idea of her wanting to show me how to sew a strap. And I hate just going "I know how to sew a strap" because that just sounds so harsh. And I wouldn't want someone to talk to me like that. But I seriously don't have any other way to make someone shut up. Even if its causing me great pain. I'd rather just bite my tongue.

And I mean If you've been sewing so fucking god damn long and obviously know ALL THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT SEWING I hope you're making tons of fucking money! But no. You're working at a local craft store. PROBABLY making minimum wage.

Then yesterday I went to WALMARTTTTTTT and asked the lady there if the pattern I was buying was most likely the one I needed. Most tube top dresses have seam lines going down the boobs and I hate those! I've seen other people make tops without them so while I'm asking how this is done I point out that there are no pictures for the top in the pattern instructions and I read them and notice that it says I have to "understitch the lining?" THIS IS MOON LANGUAGE TO ME TOO. And she automatically goes "thats not the one you want" Even tho it clearly says "bodice front C" (the top I want to use.) She just acts like what I'm saying is a lie before checking herself. So I point out to her that it says BODICE FRONT C and she goes ohoh yea and starts to tell me what it means. And I'm like ohok! And I start explaining that I don't want the seams going down the boobs so this is most likely the pattern I want. And she just goes "I'm trying to explain something to you here" WELL JESUS H CHRIST I'M SORRY FOR HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH YOU. I mean seriously what the fucking hell???? I WASN'T interrupting what she was saying. SHE WASN'T IN THE MIDDLE OF TALKING. The whole time I was talking to her I could READ that she was annoyed with everything I had to say. Just calm the fuck down and let me talk. If you REALLY want to help me you'll stop being so damn impatient.

I don't understand people that feel the need to work with customer service when they have REALLY FUCKING AWFUL social skills. I HATE people. I hate being around people most of the time but I am an AWESOME worker. I'm totally helpful and nice and just want to make sure the customer gets what they want. Shes lucky she has a fucking job.

This is the same lady that I asked a question before. I wanted to know if my sewing machine was broken or if all sewing machines that were my model had this problem in general. And after 5 fucking hours of explaining stuff that had nothing to do with the question I asked she said she DIDN'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO MY QUESTION.

After I started walking away from her my mom was walking towards me and I mouthed "I FUCKING HATE HER SOOOO MUCH!!!!!" Then I went back to the patterns and for some reason she came by and while I was talking to my mom she started butting in. DEAR GAWD.

I'm not trying to stereotype but why can't younger people help me at craft stores instead ;___; I have never had good experiences with the elderly at craft stores.
 
 
 
クリスタル: Kaishidarezakura on August 24th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
Ughhhh god. X.x; I'm so sorry you had to deal with horrid customer service. Sadly working with older people is just as annoying. Sometimes I believe they feel that since they HAVE been doing it for so many years that you're just going to shut up and listen or that THEY know better. Anyone we've hired at my work that's 30+ HATES being told what to do or being told how something is. And I see women do it so much... x.x;

Oddly enough there are so many ways those women could of handled your situation that didn't end up with them being all pissy and/or jumping in and being an annoying twit. Some people really aren't set up for customer service sadly and it sucks.

And god do I hate it when they follow me and talk to me. Whenever I go into Hobby Lobby I just want to get in there, get my stuff, then go. Usually I'm left alone but sometimes you get someone who starts talking or won't leave you alone almost. I hate hearing stories too. God. Old people. Stop. X.x; It's like they're compelled to tell you something. The oh so knowledgable. I dont' think they also realize that not every younger person is retarded.
Zamorakawaii_zamora on September 3rd, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
I just think its hilarious that she acts like IM THE ONE being too impatient but she can't even fucking wait for me to finish my sentence. THANK YOU FOR BEING A HELPFUL EMPLOYEE LOL

Aoi's Lost Dreamcalliopeoracle on August 24th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
it's not so much that they are know-it-alls (although they usually are) its just that they don't have anyone to talk to so they latch on to any conversation opportunity they find. my dad mostly does plumbing for elderly, and he says he spends more time talking to them then actually plumbing. i bet most of them just have a job so they have something to do. which is good for them i guess but LEARN TO LEAVE PPL ALONE PLSKTHX.
Zamorakawaii_zamora on September 3rd, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
It just bothers me when I'm asking a simple question and they have to throw in IVE BEEN SEWING SINCE BEFORE YOU WERE BORN. And it doesn't sound like "oh hey Ive been sewing for a long time!" It sounds like I KNOW WAY MORE THAN YOU! OH OK THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW.
Satorimisssatori on August 24th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Most people who work in the WALMARTIA craft department are impatient, sullen middle-aged ladies who can barely be arsed to cut your fabric, let alone offer you advice on something. I know a lot of it comes from always having a million different other things to be doing, and keeping up with that takes a considerable effort, but JESUS CHRIST. OK, your job sucks, but you HAVE a job. Yeah you're on your feet all day and that sucks, but you work in a fairly undemanding department. QUIT BEING SHITTY TO PEOPLE. >:E
Zamorakawaii_zamora on September 3rd, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
AMEN SISSTA
Acenine Sketches: Shineesu on August 24th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
lol, sorry to hear about your elderly excursion...
I'm sort of surprised that the lady went out of her way to keep talking to you. When I worked in retail I didn't try to stimulate full fledged conversations with people. That's just weird to me.
But like you said, when I worked in retail I was really nice, friendly, and helpful...even though I hated it. As a person providing a service, you don't want to make people feel uncomfortable or turn them away, ya know? *shrug*

There were many customers who I wish I could have been rude to, but alas I always kept up my professionalism or whatever.

But yeah, even if you do deal with rude/crappy people all day, that's not an excuse to be rude to a customer who isn't. Leave your baggage at home, you're there to work and do your job. [but it is nice when customers are appreciative/not dick wads lol]

The Enchanting Wizard of Rhythmthegranfalloon on August 25th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Old people and Walmart are the worst. California walmarts especially.

Solution: Get all of the elderly people to work at Walmart. Let the rest of society live in peace.

Bonus tip: Every walmart employee has at least a slight southern accent. Even in NY.
Chiaki: Contemptchiaki777 on August 25th, 2009 09:46 am (UTC)
Walmart...... /rant about Walmart/

I save some energy and just put a place marker for how horrible they are at everything.....
Zamorakawaii_zamora on September 3rd, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
Lulz walmart I know hahaha.
royalscandalroyalscandal on August 25th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
how rude -.-;
I don' get how people with poor customer service and who are rude seem to have jobs ... while i don't? lol XD!

i just don't get it. (me being bitter)
Zamorakawaii_zamora on September 3rd, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
I KNOW! My mom has been out of work forever. She could do a WAYYYYYYYYY better job than this lady.

I feel too guilty reporting people too. Cuz like I'm sure they don't really mean to be old and grumpy. But then no one has common sense 8D no matter what age.