Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Searching For Petey and Con Artists Customers

Hi friends, thank you Terry Ann for the beautiful tag above.I went back to work today and Cheryl was off today -woo-hoo.Anyhow last time I had worked we had these adorable frog croaking keychains at my store and for me it was love at first sight.They were the cutest thing I ever saw and there were two of them and I had given them both names, the yellow one with splotches on him I named Petey and the cute green one I named Bert.I could'nt stop playing with them and I ended up buying Bert when I left that day.My mom saw Bert on my keys when I went to dinner with her this weekend and fell in love with him so I promised her I would buy Petey for her today, I searched the whole store for him but he was gone.I guess another customer had come into the store and had fallen in love with him.I am sorry I did'nt buy both Bert and Petey last week but hopefully we will get more of them in.Anyhow before I started work today Anthony had pinned up a form in the breakroom saying there was a con artist customer who was hitting stores around here trying to return stolen merchadise and trying to get cash in return and who did try to scam today but me, lol.The note had said that he would go up to the register and try to start a conversation and distract the person who was doing the return so he came up to me and instantly started babbling away about what a bad day he was having so far and this and that and then complimenting my necklace.He was trying to return 5 sets of bamboo blinds which was worth about $ 230 and when he handed me the reciept the top was torn off, hmmmmmmmmm , what I usually do with returns is always get Anthony's approval and when he came to my register he glanced at the guy's reciept and said he would need to approve the return in the office and walked away, the guy was starting to freak out when Anthony was still gone 10 minutes later and told me he had to be somewhere in 45 minutes, so Anthony came back 20 minutes later and said he called Corporate and they said he could'nt give the guy cash back only store credit , he was polite about it and just said he would try to return them at the store he had bought them at in the first place, good luck there buddy, probably every store in the area has a copy of the flyer pinned up in the breakroom, when the guy left I looked at Anthony and said "That was him huh, the guy that we had the notice about in the breakroom, Anthony nodded and said "Yeah it was" Wow what a day, hope you allhad a good one, I am working the rest of this week, Have a good Wednesday everyone, I Love You All and Hugs Lisa XO P.S. By the way I put a link for my fan fiction journal on the side of this journal if any of you do'nt have the link.


queeniemart said...

Sounds like an exciting day for you! I dont know how you keep your cool! Love,lisa

imgr8phil said...

Looks like you had an eventful day.  No Cheryl and denying a con artist.  Have a good day tomorrow as well.


jckfrstross said...

wow glad you didn't give him his money back it takes all kinds i guess


ksgal3133 said...

I'm glad the word got out about the con man!
Have a great rest of the week :)


eml625 said...

Wow that was exciting. Did you have to report that he was in your store?
Enjoy the rest of your week

emmi2sweet said...

WOW, I would have reported him!!! I hate scammers because it makes it worse for the honest people. The frog keychain sounds adorable ... I love frogs too. Emmi

xxroxymamaxx said...

Wow, what a scammer!  I can't believe the guy is boldly doing that.  Wow, I'm usually nervous about legitimately returning things. lol  I'm glad you all handled it well.  And have a great week lisa!  love ya, Shelly

dca721 said...

Hi Lisa,
The keychains sound cute.
I associate frogs with my brother who died.
Glad you didn't get hurt at work with the nut guy.
Have a good day.

therealslimemmy said...

glad you guys couldnt return it i hate when people try and scam stores.
keychains sound cute hope they get one in for your mom