The problem with wearing a nametag everywhere is that people assume you’re an employee of whatever store in which they find you.
While shopping for office supplies recently, an elderly woman stopped me in the middle of the aisle. She asked a question about printer cartridges, so I was happy to help.
I sold her the most expensive one.
Never did get my commission check for that sale.
Another time I was at the copy shop when a fellow customer assumed I was an employee. He asked me a question about using his credit card on the printer, and I told him that it would probably work fine.
Then his card jammed the machine. I walked out of the store immediately.
This kind of interaction happens to me all the time. Over the years I’ve been mistaken as a clothing salesman, produce sanitizer, high school teacher, game show contestant, coat checker, furniture mover, underwear salesman, lounge singer, customer service agent, fitness trainer, computer technician, stock boy, stripper, reality show star, restaurant manager and video game mechanic.
Maybe I’m too nice.
It just seems like the right thing to do when somebody asks for help.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
How many customers did you help today?
LET ME SUGGEST THIS…
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That Guy with the Nametag
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