Target Informative - Help me understand...
So I'm walking through Target's pharmacy section buying some toothpaste when I overhear a customer a few feet from me ask a young kid (employee) some question about cosmetics, something about mascara. The kid was real polite and said it was his first week on the job and he didn't know anything about it, and that he would call someone who could help her. The lady then snidely asks him why he was working in a store if he didn't have knowledge of the products the store carries...and asks to see his manager. At this point I left, shaking my head.
Okay, most of you on this site are fairly sensible but I'm hoping some top rate idiot is reading this...just so I can understand how an idiot's thought process works. First off, the kid tells her its his first week on the job and that he would call someone who could better assist her. I guess we all need to know everything about our jobs the first week we're hired. If thats the case, I'm not a very good employee because after five years I still don't know everything in my field.
Second, this idiot woman (who by the way reminded me too much of my mother in law which made it twice as bad) asks a GUY about cosmetics. Now I try not to stereotype, but if I for some reason ever need to know anything about makeup, I'm probably not going to ask a guy that question. And if I do, I'm certainly not going to expect him to know the answer or hold it against him if he doesn't (actually I might be more disturbed if he DID know, lol, j/k).
So help me understand this. Are we just a society that grows more petty and more ignorant with time? Or do we really believe the cliche that because we're consumers that we're always right even when we aren't?