so, we have to be strict about checking id's at work, right? so get this- this couple comes up, separate transactions, the girl looks younger than 30, so i ask for her ID. one of the corners is clipped. i asked for the paperwork from the dmv (all of this is store policy and law)... she says its in her car... so the spouse intervenes. this 30 ish graphic designer-looking guy.
"her id is valid"
i say- "no it's not"
"yes it is"
no it's not"
i keep telling him, i dont really take any pleasure in having to ask for this proof all day long, especially when it leads to conversations like this.
and he says-"america sucks"
i turn red. what the fuck does that have to do with me? fucker must make at least 4 times as much as me.
they walk out to grab her paperwork.... i continue ringing people through... we start to get a line... he comes back, butts to the front, with her paperwork in hand, shows it to me, "here. now it's valid"
i pretend to ignore him, and ring her through.
i say,"this really isnt personal (because it wasn't), it s the law (not that i care about the law, but i have to do my job, especially under surveillance)."
he brings his order up. shoves it in my face. "here. this is valid."
"you should pick your battles"
"i m picking it right now"
"you lost." and i took his bottle and put it behind my register. "you can talk to a manager, i don't care, but you re not going to talk to me like this anymore, and i m not selling you anything"
"fine let me see the manager"
i go grab terry (the manager), and explain the situation. he comes to the register, and says, "do you want this liquor? if you do, stop acting like a jerk and be quiet and pay and go, if not, leave"
and he left.
bless you terry. bless your heart. i knew i could ve totally fucked my job by saying what i did, but it was too much for me. and he stood behind me, no questions. this must ve happened before.
i was letting it bother me, i know i shouldnt have, but i fucking hate liberal ignorance, as much, if not more than conservative malarkey. and i had it smacked in my face today.
then later some native american(i mention this for a reason) dude comes in, cant find his ID, but has his papers... i tell him if he has another photo id, i might consider taking his papers, if they are valid... he cant find it...
... he comes back-"here it is"
its clipped. fuck!...
i check his papers, they re too fucking old.
"cant take this"
he starts walking away, he forgot his 20 on the table.
"dont forget your money"
he yanks it from my hand, "man, it's because i m indian, aint it!?!?!?"
i was bewildered that all this had happened...
but i got to go the blackthorns, and it was fun to see people i like. but revolver modele still SUCK.
i talked to this co worker of mine for the longest time, she is so much fun, and bitchy... i TOTALLY have a crush on her now.
fuck. fuck. fuck you all.
not you guys, though.