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Are YOU a "Grocery Store Vigilante?"
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One of the more pastimes I have at work is to chat with the Pepsi vendor when he comes in while I'm filling ice cream. Being within the same age range (our 20s), we hold a lot of the same viewpoints in common. As we all know, there are few things more amusing than stupid customer stories. He and I share a lot of those, but more than that, it's the annoying @$$hole customer stories that got us thinking.

When you're on the job, you really *can't* rip into a customer without risking some kind of punishment for it. But what about customers you run into at other store, when you're also just a customer?

I say it's open season.

It's time to take up justice against the random @$$holes of the world that make it a point to annoy, berate or otherwise ruin an employee's day.

An example:

I was at a Target not too long ago, standing in line at the checkouts, when I hear this guy bitching loudly at a young girl about something he'd bought two years ago. The parts were garbage, Target sells garbage and she ought to be ashamed of herself, etc. The whole self-important stupid customer trip. We've all seen it. What would a Grocery Store Vigilante do? The Vigilante would make a point to go up to that guy, excuse himself from the girl and accost him: "Hey, dickhead, how 'bout you take it up with the manufacturer, since it was a fuŠking manufacturer defect? And how come it took you TWO GODDAMNED YEARS to figure this out? And who the hell do you think you ARE, anyway, carrying on like that? Do you think this poor girl gives half a $hit?"

Sometimes people need to put in their place. Rise up, Grocery Store Vigilantes. Rise up!

(Note: Yes, I know Target isn't a grocery store, so you wouldn't be a Grocery Store Vigilante in that case. But you still *work* at a Grocery Store, so the term still holds up.)

(Also: I would suggest NOT doing this at other Krogers. If you make a scene, keep in mind that employees and store managers always move around. The manager you piss off one day may be your boss the next.)

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good points.

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A customer once stood up for me like that once. It feels good to know that it's not just "us" against "them", and that sometimes even the other customers will step in when someone is being mean to a store employee.

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