I just came back from The Source, where I wanted to pick up another set of headphones. I have 2 pair already, but I can’t seem to find them, and I’ve discovered that the best way to find something that’s missing is to buy a replacement. Except for my pizza cutter… I’m still scratching my head over that one. How do you lose a pizza cutter? It’s either in the drawer, on the counter, or in the sink. But I digress.
As I was paying for my headphones I noticed an old man giving one of the clerks a hard time. Some people are just dicks, and this guy was definitely one of them. As I watched, the poor girl tried to be as polite as she could, but the old man was being very belligerent. He wasn’t even there to buy anything, but he sure wasn’t going to let that poor girl walk away before making her feel belittled. It was to the point that I was actually considering intervening because the guy was obviously making her feel uncomfortable, and was completely out of line. Then he turned and hobbled out of the store.
Before I left, I went over to the counter and said “Have a nice day! We’re not all like that… ” She looked up and thanked me… and off I went…
It’s amazing how one bad experience can ruin your day. Hopefully a good one might counter that… even just a little bit.