Like all members of the customer service industry, retail workers have to put up with a lot of hassle. Somehow, they manage to get through their days with patience, kindness, and smiles on their faces — but there are some things you can do that will really make them angry.
Below, we’ve outlined some advice for those of you who want to remain in good standing with their retail workers. Most of it is just common sense — but judging by the amount of times retail workers see the same thing, some people just don’t get it. Learn how to be your best shopping-self below.
#1. Walking in five minutes before closing time and shopping slowly.
Retail workers are on their feet all day, making closing time a precious, precious thing. Anyone that waltzes into a store five minutes before closing and expects to be able to try on clothes and take their time will make an enemy with their retail worker.
#2. Ruining piles of folded clothes.
Folding clothes perfectly take a lot of time. Don’t just jump in and trash the place, just because you can.
#3. Messing with the mannequins.
Retail workers have to set up and dress the mannequins, so they don’t appreciate when people feel entitled to move or undress them — and it happens more often than you’d think.
#4. Asking them to try on clothes for your wife/girlfriend/sister because I look “about her size.”
Bottom line: This is creepy and you shouldn’t do it.