I have worked several retail jobs during my life (many bookstores), but never a department store. Last week I was at Target and two different people asked me questions about something in the store.
First, a woman and her granddaughter walked by me and the grandmother asked me if I knew where golf balls were located. The mortified teenager stopped her as she knew immediately that I wasn’t an employee because my expression of confusion was a dead giveaway.
Second, as I was leaving the store a man was about to ask me something, but then caught himself. He said, “Oh wait. You don’t work here.” I told him that he was the second person in about 20 minutes to ask me if I was an employee. He said, “I saw your lanyard.” (Which, by the way, was a Disneyland lanyard. And, NO Target employee wears a lanyard anyway!)
How funny, but how weird?! 🙂