Radio Shack Complaint - Racist Employee At WestShore Mall
TAMPA, FLORIDA -- June 23,2008 2:34pm I walked into Radio Shack at WestShore Plaza. My girl friend is holding my hand and smiling (I'm Hispanic and she is Caucasian). We are finally moving in together and we decide its time to buy a home entertainment system. Most people will tell you buying one in a box is a bad idea because it is low quality, we know this and we just wanted something to buy together. So I'm looking at brands, mainly ones my father told me were good. I find the perfect set around 300 dollars and I knew at that moment it was for us. As I'm about to bend down to pick up my item this man walks into me and tells me to watch out where I am going. I'm in front of my girl friend and I was getting angry but I pride my self in trying to be the better man when I can so I say "Whoops sorry didn't mean to get in your way." The bump however does take my mind off of the home theater system and reminds me I need a auxiliary cable to connect my iPod to my car.
So I walk up to one of the employees and ask him where I can find a generic auxiliary cord. As he turns around I realize this is the guy who just bumped into me and was a jerk, but I let that go. He asks me what the cord is for I say I want to try out my iPod in my car and I tell him I want a "generic" cable not a 15.99 cable made by ipod. He replies "You must be dumb to think they would make it for less." and he goes on the explain why one should spend the extra money on a better cord. He hands me the more expensive cable and tells me buy this. "This isn't what I asked for I" reply. He gives me a rant about how Hispanics are broke and cant afford to be buying things in WestShore Plaza.
I'm thinking in my head this guy must really wants to get fired. I walk up to the desk ask to speak to a manager and the guy tells me he is the manager (a manager would of stopped what he just saw). I ask for the number of who to call they won't give it to me. So I take one of the extended service pamphlets dial the number and get the number from them. So all readers beware though I cant put his name here. He has black hair, about five foot nine, his name rhymes with gosh and he seems to be Indian (not native).