Monday, July 07, 2008

Welcome back

I'm back. Didnt go straight back to work after I returned home. Took a few days off. Friday decided to go to the mall and whilst there I ended up in Walmart not one of my favorite stores cause its always crazy busy and I aint that big a crowd person.

Anyway as I'm walking through Walmart I end up in the shoe section for no apparent reason. Cutting down one aisle I see this old Indian man calling over to me. Being the ever friendly Jdid plus what can I say I'm a bit slower and disoriented these days all things being equal, I walked over. He was trying to separate a pair of shoes which were connected with a length of slim elastic like black cord. The knot was really tiny and he was trying to alternatively pick out the knot or pop it.

He handed me the shoes and asked for help. Me being my dotish self attempted to assist but my finger nails and fingers in general arent that good at knot picking and since I lost like 20pounds in the past month I too weak to be popping elastic cords. I try for a minute and nuttin a work so I handed back to the shoes to him, said sorry and made ready to step.

Man look at me an ask me for size 11s.

Thats when I clued in. He wasnt asking me to help him as a kind Samaritan walking through the aisles of Walmart he thought I actually worked there. Wha de so n so!

Is not like I was wearing Walmart colors either unless they start wearing black t-shirts with orange splashes on them.

Man I look pun the shelf pull off a pair a shoes plop them in he hand, chupse and walk off. After I left I assume he probably reported my horrible customer service to the manager.

ps: thanks to all you guys who sent condolences. much appreciated.

10 comments:

Crankyputz said...

that's too funny...

People do that to me all the time, not at walmart though..hehhee

Empath said...

Welcome back bro.

Stunner said...

You normally wear a Walmart uniform when you go to Walmart? LOL! Don't worry, that has happened to mi in a few stores to.

Welcome back!

Campfyah said...

Welcome back. So wal-mart got de new Jdid uniforms now.....

Radmila said...

welcome back.

ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID said...

Welcome back star! I man think is you smiley face him confuse fi di Walmart smiley face.RESPECT!

Abeni said...

At least you coulda been a courteous salesman:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Don't you feel guilty, JDid? One poor misjudged employee is going to cop it, mistaken for you, hahaha :-D

In Miami I get mistaken for a Latina, and in shops the real Latinos come up and ask me all sort of things in bad Spanish and I'd tell them in good Spanish that I don't speak Spanish.

Nikki said...

LOL, that's happened to me once, but not in a Walmart. I was in The Gap one time and someone asked me to assist them, like I was a sales clerk or something.

Mighty Afroditee said...

The nerve! The unmitigated gall! Just know, I vex fi' you!

I remember once I was standing in store, looking QUITE H'EXPENSIVE and Diva-esque, I might add, when a sour faced wench came and asked me if I worked there! Stinkin' heifer!

Ahem...welcome back. Eat right, and put the weight back on now : (