Re: Hey, guess what...I'm a shoplifter now!
by b d. - Posted Sat November 28, 2009 @ 11:39 PM
i don't care how big her bag was! yeah, the management has every right to watch people and be suspicious, but they should have enough common sense to know not to say such a thing within earshot of a customer...period!!!
nothing is more offensive than being suspected of being a shoplifter. several years ago (i was probably 18) i went into a dollar general. i bought a few things and when i got to my car, i realized i didn't have my keys. i went back into the store and looked around for them. i went back out to my car to look again. this girl who worked at the store but was off duty came walking out to her car, and as she passed by, she said, "you better be careful. she's watching you." ooooh, that did it! i have no earthly idea why the lady in the store would think i was stealing because i left the bag/items i purchased in my car before i went walking back through the store. why would i buy something, take it to my car, and then go back in to try and steal?
there ended up being a confrontation at which time i verbalized my disgust with a few choice words. the lady threatened to call the cops if i didn't leave and i said, "i can't leave because i'm looking for my keys!!! call the cops! maybe they'll help me look for them because i'm not leaving until i find them"
everyone in the store was watching right about the time i spotted my keys on a shelf where i had been looking. the lady felt really stupid and the customers gave me looks of approval for showing my butt.
you don't EVER accuse someone of being a thief unless you see them steal. as they say, "them's fightin' words."