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Sunday, May 22, 2011

A New Career????

Sometimes an odd thing happens to me when I am out shopping.  Strangers come up and talk to me, and sometimes think I work at the store at which I am shopping.  Let me explain my lastest escapade.

I was at Walmart just this past Thursday - minding my own business when a lady crosses the women's clothing department with a skirt in her hand and asked me, "Is this a skirt or a dress?"  I didn't know why she singled me out when there were other people around,  but I told her I thought it was a skirt and went on shopping. 

Wait, I'm not through yet.  I walked out to one of those racks they have near the aisle to look at some yoga tanks and this lady in a scooter motors up to me asking me where the school supplies were.
 
Um, excuse me - I don't work here.  I have a shopping buggy with me with crap in it, I have street clothes on and am carrying a purse.  I am clearly shopping just like you are.  What in holy hell made these people think that I worked at the freaking Walmart?  There were store employees all over the place, so it's not like I was the only person around.  I just don't get it.  Do I have a sign above my head that says, "Questions?  Ask me!" 

This truly happens to me more often than you guys know.  I don't know if I have a friendly face, or a demeanor about me or what.  I'm usually pretty okay about it and am friendly to other people, but some days I want to be left the hell alone.  This kinda was one of those days unfortunately but I wasn't rude to anyone, thank god.  I told scooter lady I didn't know where the school supplies were and she motored on her merry little way.

15 comments:

Mrs. Pancakes said...

this happens to my husband all the time...someone is always trying to talk to him or ask him for advice...he does have a friendly face though!

vsteggs said...

That is strange. I have had this happen maybe only twice in my life. I used to work retail and I don't think I could stand it if someone randomly assumed I worked at a place I was shopping.

Lady Estrogen said...

Lesson: Don't wear your blue vest when going shopping at Walmart. HAHA

karen said...

Ha ha Lady E! I so wasn't even close to being dressed like a Walmart employee! This totally happens to me everywhere I go. Maybe I need to practice my bitch-face more....start wearing it when I go places so people will leave me the hell alone when I don't wanna be bothered. LOL!

Christina B. said...

OKay, so I got really tickled reading this! I am sure it can get annoying though:) Thanks so much for hooking up to High on Life!
Christina
http://christinaburchette.blogspot.com

Heather M said...

Oh Gosh! I loved this tooo funny!!! Im going to say its your friendly face!!! You Love in Greensboro? I Live in W/S!!! Thanks soo much for linking up to High on Life!! Please come back next week!!

Patricia said...

I know why they asked a customer for help. If it is anything like our local WalMart the customers seem to know more about the store than the employees do. Heee Hee!

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Diane and Chad said...

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Lala said...

Just be thankful they do not mistake you for a Walmart SHOPPER (sorry for yelling but I don't see an italic's option) . Have you ever checked out the People of Walmart website? If not, you're missing out - one of the funniest things you'll ever see/read.

I am writing from Lala Musings: A Day in the Life of a Mother and found your fun-to-read posts through the FNF blog hop. I'm a new follower.

Cheers,

Rachel

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Laura Lowe said...

Loved this post! Found you at the weekend blog hop - hope you'll stop by Everything Beautiful In Its Time!

Project Life Blog Queen said...

LOL! I don't think it could be a friendly face - that would be a sure sign that you are NOT a Wal-Mart employee :)

Michelle said...

Maybe you seem nicer than a normal employee and more approachable? Just take it as a compliment. :) Thanks for linking up with us again at the Sit and Relax weekend hop! Have a great week.
Michelle
Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

WhiteRabbitJewelry said...

Hehe. I might have it worse. I have an accent, because, surprise I am not a "native" here, but spent most of my adult life in the US, so You can imagine how it gets to me when people assume things based on my accent alone. So I have been offered a cleaning lady job at a post office in NY where I lived, because I looked like and sounded like the last cleaning lady this woman had. Well, I told her that I am looking for a cleaning lady too, and asked if she was interested.Then people at the laundromat used to think I worked there, same assumptions... Now I work at a shoe store, and I have custies welcome me to America every day.:)))Life is like that, right?

Ada said...

You must look very credible and approachable. Which is a good thing, I think! I often get asked for directions . . . sometimes even when I'm in a foreign country! I loved, loved giving English tourists directions while I was in London. It totally made my day!