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Top Text: “You know why they call it “Black Friday” right?”
Bottom Text: “You know who invented Black Friday right?”
Today I had to go into work at 9:30am to work some freight that didn’t get done yesterday (Thankgiving) due to the store got swamped. After I had laid out and tagged the HBA, I went up front to get a few swings of my soda. Low and behold I hear a middle aged southern belle say the top line and boy did I want to give her a verbal lashing she wouldn’t forget. No bitch, it’s not called Black Friday due to only people of color flood the stores to get super discounts on nice things they’ve been wanting all year, there are white people who do that too. The latest black Friday footage doesn’t show just seas of caremel and chocolate, they’ve got some cream in there too. It’s called Black Friday due to store have surplus that they have to get rid of. Call it winter cleaning if you will. The big names like Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy are in the black, which means they are well above good financial standing but they have a surplus they need to get rid of so new items can grace their inventories. Stores and shockrooms have limited space. It simple economics you ignorant twatwaffle. Also guess who invented black friday? Big coporations lead by who, white people (I’m white too btw). So don’t go spurting your racist bullshit unless you want someone who’s half your age and below your social status to school you big time. If we were in a different store and I wasn’t on the clock, I would’ve torn you apart.
Black Friday isn’t what your racist misconception makes you think it is you walking cesspool. Get your shit, make your purchase then take your business elsewhere.
So I was running around the store alternating between recovering and putting things customers decided they didn’t want while at the register/returned items back on the shelves. It was Black Friday and the store was absolutely packed with people and I swear half of our merchandise was on the floor rather than on the shelves. This made it kind of difficult to get around with the huge go-back carts we use.
Most people we pretty considerate. They’d see me coming and step to the side and pull their carts aside so I could get through. If they didn’t see me, they’d move and apologize as they would hear me say excuse me.
I was getting towards the end of my shift, utterly exhausted from running around the store like crazy and dealing with grumpy customers who saw fit to take out their Black Friday woes on me. In short, my tolerance was fading pretty fast.
I had to go through a very narrow aisle to get to the one area I needed to put something back in. The specific area was surrounded by narrow aisles, so no matter which way I would have gone, I would have been screwed. Regardless, I ended up picking the absolute worse way to go.
Two middle-aged men were blocking the entire aisle, just standing right in the middle of it with their carts with no way for me to get around them with my cart. I said excuse me, and got no response. I figured they didn’t hear me so I repeated it slightly louder. They glanced over at me, then went right back to talking. I said it a third time and when they glanced at me this time, looking quite angry, I apologized and said that I needed to get through. They went back to talking and I was ignored again. I tried a fourth time only get a, “Sirs, please-” out before I was cut off.
One turned to me and screamed at me that no he would not move. He then proceeded to shout at me that he would not move because I was a woman, therefore I was worthless, and therefore my request was not worthy of being respected. I don’t think I’ve ever glared at a customer harder in my life. They moved, but not before they saw fit to curse me out as I passed them and muttered something about how women like me were a disgrace.
Well fuck you too.