Entries Tagged as 'retail hell'
Summer’s here! And you know what that means….
Meanwhile, our submitter Ellen spotted this one at a drive-through daiquiri-store in Louisiana. “Apparently, you can buy everclear in a Styrofoam cup at 11 am without leaving your car, just you can’t pay for it with boob money.”
related: Elevator nose grease. It’s a thing, apparently.
Tags: money · retail hell · that's disgusting · that's unsanitary
Spotted by Heather in P-town, Mass:
related: The snotty video store clerk lives!
Tags: retail hell · tourists
Writes our submitter from London: “I can only imagine the local politics that brought about this pre-Christmas gem of a note in the historic town if Lewes, England.” Any Lewes locals out there who could shed some light on this light-box snub?
related: Fish fingers and custard then, yeah?
Tags: retail hell · U.K.
Apparently the employees of this retail establishment in North Carolina didn’t take it seriously when the ladies from the shop next door asked them to stop blocking their employee entrance with garbage cans. (Perhaps they didn’t understand what was meant by Don’t make us bedazzle your asses?)
One day, our submitter says, one of the offending trash cans was found covered in gift wrap, complete with a bow. Sadly, no photo was taken pre-unwrapping, but this sign remains in the shared hallway as a reminder.
UPDATE: It looks like our crafty crafters followed through on their threats!
related: Girls gone wild…with colored markers.
Tags: garbage · North Carolina · rainbow-colored · retail hell
Writes Stephanie in Houston: “Looks like someone got a little tired of folding shirts.”
related: Thanks for NOT shopping here!
Tags: Houston · retail hell
Writes Lesley in Los Angeles: “My friend owns a store in Downtown L.A., and he constantly gets people (mostly tourists) coming in to ask him where they can find a public restroom. I guess he finally got fed up.”
related: The town recommends you hold it.
Tags: Los Angeles · most popular notes of 2012 · retail hell · toilet · tourists
Spotted by Analee at Houston’s annual Nutcracker Market, “a holiday shopping wonderland“…
related: No, He uses Vaseline.
Tags: God · guilt trip · Houston · retail hell · stealing
As amused as Emily in Houston was by this item description at the local Salvation Army store, she had to empathize a bit with the poor sucker who wrote it. (“The desk really was large and heavy-looking,” she says.)
related: We don’t want your ugly couches and heavy desks.
Tags: Houston · retail hell
Spotted by Vicky at an antiques shop in Bath, England: a modern twist on the ancient local tradition of curse tablets. (To quote Wikipedia: “About 130 curse tablets have been found at Aquae Sulis, now Bath in England, where many of the curses related to thefts of clothes whilst the victim was bathing.”)
related: Law & Order: Social Media Unit
extra credit: Curse tablets of Roman Britain
Tags: not-so-veiled threats · retail hell · stealing · U.K.
Spotted by Helen in the window of a shop in Haworth, West Yorkshire.
(It was closed.)
related: A not-so-subtle clue that your co-worker isn’t up for cubicle small talk
Tags: "customer service" · let me stop you right there · retail hell · small talk · U.K.