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happygoth

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As I'm zoning RTW:

Young woman in maybe her early 20s to her mother, as she looks at the gray and green "Girls" t shirt: "This is the t shirt Jennifer Aniston wore, that's why it's a big deal - I wouldn't wear it though, because I'm not a feminist."

Me: *hangs head slightly and sighs*
 

Tessa120

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Wish my past but not current TM rear had been there, I'd have been vocal. Right to vote, right to divorce, right to birth control, removal of perpetual consent, right to education, right to work without having to have sex with the boss, right to buy a house or car without a husband, right to be an independent free person rather than a father's or husband's chattel, right to choose a husband rather than forcibly married off, right to not be legally beaten by male relatives....thank you feminists.
 

happygoth

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Wish my past but not current TM rear had been there, I'd have been vocal. Right to vote, right to divorce, right to birth control, removal of perpetual consent, right to education, right to work without having to have sex with the boss, right to buy a house or car without a husband, right to be an independent free person rather than a father's or husband's chattel, right to choose a husband rather than forcibly married off, right to not be legally beaten by male relatives....thank you feminists.
Several minutes later I found a cell phone that turned out to be hers, as I was handing it back to her I so wanted to say something but held my tongue. Something along the lines of "Read about it, do some research!".
 

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As I'm zoning RTW:

Young woman in maybe her early 20s to her mother, as she looks at the gray and green "Girls" t shirt: "This is the t shirt Jennifer Aniston wore, that's why it's a big deal - I wouldn't wear it though, because I'm not a feminist."

Me: *hangs head slightly and sighs*
"Feminist" means something different to the younger generation than it does to us old folk. To them it means a more extreme anti-male attitude than equal rights for women. The label "Feminist" has become something unwanted.
 

happygoth

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"Feminist" means something different to the younger generation than it does to us old folk. To them it means a more extreme anti-male attitude than equal rights for women. The label "Feminist" has become something unwanted.
We need to take back the term and these women need a history lesson!
 

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"Feminist" means something different to the younger generation than it does to us old folk. To them it means a more extreme anti-male attitude than equal rights for women. The label "Feminist" has become something unwanted.
It doesn’t mean that to younger generation members who have a brain (source: I am a younger generation member who associates feminism with equal rights)
 

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When you have a a massive coordinated backlash making feminism into a curse word I'm not surprised that it happens at all.
"I believe women should be equal to men but I'm not a feminist." is right up there with "I believe workers should have rights but I don't believe in unions." in terms of how years of carefully crafted messaging has told people they can have their cake and eat it to.
I was raised a feminist, I raised my daughters the same way.
Every time a movement that has offered strength to suppressed has come along, those in power have worked to break it down.
We need to remember that and keep fighting.
 
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I had a guy guest come up to me and ask about an off brand water filter.
- "Do these work in Brita pitchers?"

I'm sorry, I don't know. We don't make 'em we just sell 'em. I'm sure the packaging must say whether or not it fits.

* He turned around towards the filters seemingly understanding I couldn't possibly know about every item in the store. But then he turns back towards me.
-"But... you know... If this was a car dealership... never mind I'm going to stop myself."

I said: Yes, but at a car dealership they're specialized in selling one type of product... and they also work off commission.

(That was rude of me, but I'm beyond tired of idiots coming in thinking we know everything about every item we sell. I get this sh1t a few times a week. "Is this vacuum cleaner any good?" Any good? How the he1l should I know. Do you think we have a damn seminar about each product we sell? If you're going to spend FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS on a vacuum, why don't you look up a review first. And this guy having the gall to compare Target to a car dealership. I make just over minimum wage. Those guys get a salary AND they get a piece of every car sold. I don't care if you buy a $15 dollar water filter bud. Do you think I get stock options or something? Would you rather us operate like a car dealership? "Na, dose filters ain't no good anyways. See you need a better filter. These ones even take the water out of your water. It's a bit pricey but hey, it's your safety we're talking about here. Also never forget about the clear coat, that pitcher will loose its sheen without a good clear coat.")
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And the killer. I hadn't looked at the filter closely. It turns out *gasp we do make 'em. It's an Up and Up brand filter. And it also clearly states Guaranteed to fit in Brita, and PUR pitchers RIGHT ON THE BOX.
 

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I had a guy guest come up to me and ask about an off brand water filter.
- "Do these work in Brita pitchers?"

I'm sorry, I don't know. We don't make 'em we just sell 'em. I'm sure the packaging must say whether or not it fits.

* He turned around towards the filters seemingly understanding I couldn't possibly know about every item in the store. But then he turns back towards me.
-"But... you know... If this was a car dealership... never mind I'm going to stop myself."

I said: Yes, but at a car dealership they're specialized in selling one type of product... and they also work off commission.

(That was rude of me, but I'm beyond tired of idiots coming in thinking we know everything about every item we sell. I get this sh1t a few times a week. "Is this vacuum cleaner any good?" Any good? How the he1l should I know. Do you think we have a damn seminar about each product we sell? If you're going to spend FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS on a vacuum, why don't you look up a review first. And this guy having the gall to compare Target to a car dealership. I make just over minimum wage. Those guys get a salary AND they get a piece of every car sold. I don't care if you buy a $15 dollar water filter bud. Do you think I get stock options or something? Would you rather us operate like a car dealership? "Na, dose filters ain't no good anyways. See you need a better filter. These ones even take the water out of your water. It's a bit pricey but hey, it's your safety we're talking about here. Also never forget about the clear coat, that pitcher will loose its sheen without a good clear coat.")
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And the killer. I hadn't looked at the filter closely. It turns out *gasp we do make 'em. It's an Up and Up brand filter. And it also clearly states Guaranteed to fit in Brita, and PUR pitchers RIGHT ON THE BOX.
"What's it going to take to get you in this Zero Filter Water Pitcher?"
 

Tessa120

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I work at a car dealership. It's not what he thinks. Extensive weeks long training on the brand before selling in your name. Each sales person is a bit of a specialist with types of used cars, not everyone automatically knows everything. Rarely do people want "this and only this" unless you're talking exotic like a Tesla for less than $40k, usually there's plenty of filters (vehicles) that will fit the customer's pitcher (transportation needs and budget). And the customer isn't always right, we can and do tell them no. Too ridiculous with numbers or too crazy and we don't need their business.

Edit: And if his car dealership will let a $18,000 deal walk over $500 (which I personally saw; don't act like an ass and think they are so desperate for $18k they'll cater to your bad behavior) then he really ought to revise his idea of worth of the filter to the company.
 
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And if they legit can't read then you are helping out.
This reminds me of the guest who asked how much a piece of jewelry would cost with the "10% off" figured in. I'm thinking, "Wow, this adult can't figure out a 10% amount?" (This might have been before practically everyone had a smart phone in their pocket with a calculator.) Anyway, I talked it through out loud, thinking I'll help him get to the answer and sort of demonstrate how it's not that hard. Can't remember if he bought whatever it was.
 
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Ever run into one of these dick heads? the arrogant old man who begins the half assed sentence in the middle of the sentence. Christmas time a few years ago my team and I are in market loading up endcaps and doing the truck. He approaches and says "sausage" in the valley girl rising intonation up speak method. SAUSAGE ? We answer, "excuse me". He fires off on us "Sausage, you know the gift boxes, you assholes don't have any?" (Hickory Farms, and it sells fast!) One girl with us takes it personally and gets very upset. I told this idiot to get the fuck out of the store and don't come back.
 

Tessa120

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(This might have been before practically everyone had a smart phone in their pocket with a calculator.)
Doesn't matter if there were no smart phones. 10% off is worst case count on your fingers math. You move a decimal and subtract. And worst worst case, before smart phones carrying a super skinny photovoltaic calculator was common.
 
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This reminds me of the guest who asked how much a piece of jewelry would cost with the "10% off" figured in. I'm thinking, "Wow, this adult can't figure out a 10% amount?"
Those filthy Canadians are just as bad.

"What would that be with the tax included. I have to drive a long way and want to make sure I have enough money."

Let me see. The toys are $25 each. You want two of them.... Carry the one. That will be about $55. Factoring in for gas, your savings will be about negative twenty dollars. Thank you for choosing Target.
 
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To that one guest: Yes, that item is taxed. No, I can't remove it for you because you think it shouldn't be taxed. I'm sorry Walmart has it tax-free but I physically cannot take the tax off your item. Alright, good luck finding them at Walmart and have a great day sir! You bet I said it with a smile and in the most perky voice I could manage. Think I pissed him off but yanno, enjoy buying those reading glasses at Walmart tax free (because they're not).
 

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To that one guest: Yes, that item is taxed. No, I can't remove it for you because you think it shouldn't be taxed. I'm sorry Walmart has it tax-free but I physically cannot take the tax off your item. Alright, good luck finding them at Walmart and have a great day sir! You bet I said it with a smile and in the most perky voice I could manage. Think I pissed him off but yanno, enjoy buying those reading glasses at Walmart tax free (because they're not).
Having just bought readers at Walmart, I have to say that, yes, they are taxed. Well, at least in NC they are.
 

Tessa120

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.Probably a state where medical supplies aren't taxed. If he doesn't want to pay the tax he could get prescription readers.
 
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Prescription glasses are not taxed, but reading glasses are here. But yes, most medical supplies are not taxed here.
 
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