I’m not sure what the heck was going on this weekend, but it definitely had a religious theme. I’m not talking about spirituality. That’s different. No. This weekend was about people behaving badly, and then dragging their various religions along for the ride.
I had a woman call me a “bitch” on Saturday, in anticipation of NOT getting her own way, a preemptive “bitch” if you will. She was LOUD about it. Nasty. She misread a sign, assumed that I wouldn’t side with her, and then called out “bitch” before I could respond. Classy, right? I had planned to side with her from the beginning, so I wasn’t arguing with her. The sign WAS a little confusing. However, when people start with the preemptive name calling, it’s hard to be professional. Anyways, I think I shocked the everything out of her when I told the person ringing up her sale to “go ahead and give her the sale price.” The woman stared at me like she must have misunderstood. And then I said, “Next time, just ask. There’s no need to call me names,” and walked away. Now there’s a part of me that probably should held her tongue. I know this. But seriously? Honey. Vinegar. Flies. Yada-yada-yada… There are BETTER ways to “win friends and influence people.” Calling me a “bitch” is not one of them.
A few minutes later, this same woman hunts me down…and she’s CRYING. Ugly crying. She starts telling me about how she just started going to church again, and reading her bible. She’s TRYING really hard to be a better person and she NEEDS my forgiveness. Umm…yeah. Wow!
That’s enough crazy for me on a busy weekend, however on Sunday I had a different woman come in and make a scene because we didn’t carry “cheap” sofas. Her words, not mine. I had shown her a nice sofa, one that was under three hundred dollars in price, with a one-year warranty included, but the woman screams, “I don’t want anything like that! This isn’t for ME. This is for my pastor!!! I need the cheapest one you got. It doesn’t need to be GOOD. What do you have on clearance?” Wow! Doesn’t that just warm your heart? And she was still dressed in her Sunday-going-to-meeting clothes, too. Plus the profanity she began to spout off… Priceless! Her minister would be so “proud.” Yikes!!!
Can I make a special request? If you’re going to misbehave in public, please keep your religion out of it. As one of my coworkers so eloquently put it,
“Jesus don’t want you’re excuses to come up in here and act all crazy!”
Have a great day!