Re-Tales (Get it, like “Retail,” but it’s a story…it’s probably not good if I have to explain it)

I work at the mall.

I figured I might as well try to get something positive out of this experience, so I’m going to start posting about things that happen while I’m at work.

A couple of weeks ago, a customer came to the store to return a pair of pants.  A manager walked over and the customer, a woman, explained her situation.

Customer: I need to exchange these pants for a smaller size.  I’ve lost a lot of weight recently, due to stress.  My mother just died.

Manager: That’s great!

Customer: Thanks!

This is insane. Talk about a “silver lining.” Maybe this applies to other, supposedly “tragic” situations.

Customer: I came in to buy a whole new wardrobe because my house burned down and I lost everything.

Sales Associate: A whole new wardrobe? That’s awesome!

Customer: I know!

Lesson learned. Remember to look on the bright side.  Although most people may go with “I’m sorry to hear that,” it’s not your only option!

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