Big Lots Complaint - Rude Employee
My nephew is having his 5th birthday party this Saturday. Last night, my mom, sister-in-law, my ex-boyfriend, and I went to Big Lots to buy things for the party.
We're trying to come up with as many games as we can to keep the kids busy, so we were in the store for awhile.
I came across a display of toy balls that had different cartoon characters on them. The party is Pokemon themed so I was looking for a Pokemon ball.
As soon as I picked one up, an employee walked by us and yelled "Don't pick up the balls if you're just gonna throw them around the store! Put that back down!" Shocked, I put the ball back in the bin. My ex said "sorry sir" as the employee walked away. She turned around and yelled "I'm not a man you idiot! I'm a woman! Don't come into my store causing problems!" The employee had a boyish build and short gray hair. My ex honestly thought it was a man and wasn't trying to be rude or disrespectful.
We finished our shopping and went to check out. The employee was standing near the cash register glaring at us as we paid for our items. As we were loading our stuff into the trunk, she came outside and was watching us until we drove away.
I went back to Big Lots today to return some stuff we didn't need and I spoke to a very nice manager about the employee's rude behavior. I will continue to shop at Big Lots, but not that location. I'm an adult and don't need to be reprimanded like a child.