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He Questioned My Dedication to Sparkle Motion [Apr. 28th, 2015|04:07 pm]
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I worked at a crappity retail location selling knock-off Tommy Hilfiger sweaters, tiny Hong Kong women's fashions, and cheap bongs years ago. The store was in a mall, and I frequently worked the opening shift. My boss frequently set up little tests of my loyalty and competence. He hired what he called "mysterious shoppers" to check out my customer service skills. He was a strange and suspicious man.

One day, I showed up, opened the folding security doors, and was met by a scene of chaos. Pretty much the entirety of the floor was covered by heaps of plastic coat hangers--I'm talking at least a couple of hundred coat hangers. They were in tangled heaps, and there was no way the shop could be open to the public in this condition.

I hastened to tidy up the mess wondering why my boss thought it necessary to test me so. I'd pick up one hanger, and a bunch would come attached like Bizzaroland Barrel of Monkeys. I eventually got them all picked up and stashed in two giant garbage bags. The store didn't have any storage space, so I eventually stashed them in the change room. I figured that if someone wanted to try something on, I could just haul the bags out of the way.

A few hours later, my boss strolled in. He looked around the store, nodding contentedly, then said, "Good" before leaving again.

[User Picture]From: dark_phoenix54
2015-04-29 12:12 am (UTC)
What a freak. Glad he didn't put bear traps in the store.
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[User Picture]From: valkryor
2015-04-29 01:06 am (UTC)
Wow. I have no words.

Bizzaroland Barrel of Monkeys, though, is something I will need to work into my vernacular.
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[User Picture]From: clevermanka
2015-04-29 02:15 pm (UTC)

What a fucking weirdo.
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[User Picture]From: stitchwhich
2015-04-29 09:55 pm (UTC)
That is a weird and exasperating boss. Whose employee turnover rate is probably very, very high.
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[User Picture]From: shanmonster
2015-04-29 10:35 pm (UTC)
I don't think he had many employees. There was one guy before me, and I think that was it. My ex-boss died a year or two after I left to work elsewhere.
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[User Picture]From: m_danson
2015-04-30 09:32 pm (UTC)
Did he get caught in one of his own traps?
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[User Picture]From: shanmonster
2015-04-30 11:18 pm (UTC)
Possibly? I heard he died in a car accident.
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