Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dear Department Store Cashier

Dear Mall Department Store Cashier,

Tuesday I went to your store, which I normally do not shop at, to purchase a pair of running pants. I have my first 5K next weekend and I wanted to look "somewhat" like a runner and not an amateur. We all know fashion plays some part in running. Right?

Well, I found a pair of pants/capri style pants that I liked. You were having a sale and I thought I could justify it. I passed on a matching top since I just bought several at different store, for MUCH less!

I dragged my 5 and 3 year old in the dressing room. 1/2 way through, my newly potty trained 3 year old informed me she needed to pee. **SIGH** I raced to get my clothes back on and went to pay.

Did I look rushed and annoyed when you tried to make small talk with my son while my daughter cried to pee? You didn't seem to notice. Did I look annoyed when you got flustered with register? You didn't seem to notice.

Today, I went to put on those pants so I can go run/walk/crawl the 5K route. I have been trying to pump myself up all morning. I pull them out of the bag and see the SECURITY TAG STILL ON!!!! Why didn't it set the alarm off when I left the store?!?!

Man, I was so upset.

Seeing your store is 30 minutes away, I tried to take matters into my own hands. I marched to the garage and placed the tag in my husbands Vice.

I did notice the tag said "tampering will break glass and cause ink to leak out, please see sales associate for removal."

I didn't beleive it.

It is true, glass and ink come out. Red ink. Thank god they are black pants and I was smart to put a towel around it! It is all over my hands, but not the clothes.

So please, when you are cashing someone out, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember to take the security tag off! Is it really that tough to remember? Don't you have them on ALL the clothes? So it wasn't anything new to you.

Not So Sincerely,

Angered Shopper with Red Ink Stained Hands.

9 comments:

Bren said...

I have had that happen on more than one occasion. If they are going to tag every darn item it the store than at LEAST teach the darn sales clerks to look for the EVERYTIME!!!

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh man - I HATE that... luckily the ones someone has left on havent had the "ink" thingies... I'd be ticked too!

Cant wait to see your "runner look"!!!

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh man - I HATE that... luckily the ones someone has left on havent had the "ink" thingies... I'd be ticked too!

Cant wait to see your "runner look"!!!

Karla said...

Oh no!

Angie said...

Oh no! I've never had the ink thing happen.. thank god and now I will learn from your mistake...lol !
~Angie

SuZ said...

You better be careful or someone will think you robbed a bank and a dye pack exploded on you!

Good luck on your run this weekend!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I've always been afraid to remove those (oh and the mattress tags too :)) Now, I know!

John Deere Mom said...

Augh..so annoying! Glad it didn't ruin the pants!

Trudy said...

Oh, that stinks...I've had that happen before too. I'm sorry.

Good luck with the 5k though, how exciting! And thanks for the visit too!