We all like to think this great country of ours, is the most "progressive" it's ever been. Right?
Hold what ya got...
After a hard day's work, I went to a store in one of our local malls. I'd been in this particular establishment, many times before. It's one of my favorite stores. Today, I walk in, not looking unusual. At least, not in my opinion. I'm wearing a ball cap, a "golf pullover" with my company's logo on it, some shorts and sneakers. Perks of working weekends...relaxed dress code.
So, I'm in an aisle, browsing. I know what I want. I'm just looking for the right style. After 2.598978928 seconds, a blond caucazoid employee *poof* appears in the aisle. He gives me the obligatory customer service by asking if I'm finding everything OK.
I tell him "I'm looking for the right ones, but I will be buying some gloves today." I knew why he was really there. I have a total of 9 years in the retail loss-prevention field. We instructed employees to "customer service" possible shoplifters "to death". I said what I said, in order to put him at ease and let him know I was not there to steal a simple ass pair of gloves.
Dude leaves the aisle. Meanwhile, I'm on my Blackberry Messenger (BBM), telling one of my friends about this guy's pitiful attempt at playing "detective". Another 2.01947728934675 seconds later, dude pops up on the other side of the aisle. This time, he very badly acts like he's tidying up the aisle. Yall know what I did, right?
If you guessed that I took a pic of him with my camera phone, YOU ARE CORRECT!
"Tell them what they've won..."
This silly bastard left the aisle. I picked out the gloves I wanted, and took them to the checkout, where I paid for them.
If I wasn't so exhausted from work, I would have taken his rooty-poot ass for a couple of laps around that store. Yes...just to fuck with him. What he didn't know is, the friend that I was on BBM with...was his boss. My dude just happens to be the GM of that particular store. Guess what? He's black too!
Can y'all hear my evil-ass laugh, right now???