Tuesday, February 14, 2006

One Embarrassing Moment

I used to work in an athletic shoe store in the mall when I was 17-18 years old. Here is a moment from those days...

The manager walked over to me and said:

"We just got a new shipment of shoes in and we do not have enough wall space to put them away. Sharon, could you go down to the competition and ask to borrow their wall-stretcher?"

"Sure, no problem" I said.

I walked down to the competition and asked for the manager and then asked him if I could borrow their wall-stretcher, "because we have to many shoes and we need to stretch the walls to make them fit."

"No problem", he replied. He went into the back room of the store and came out with 2 VERY long metal poles, and a mannequins arm.

"Thank you, I will return them just as soon as we are done". said Sharon.

I very casually walked half-way around the mall to our store with the wall-stretcher. Entered our store and gave them to the manager, at which point everyone just stood their and stared at me.

"What?" I said. "Here's your wall-stretcher"

I never caught on until someone explained to me that there is no such thing as a wall-stretcher. And, I didn't believe them the first time they told me.

Yes, I am that gullible!


Blueeyes said...

Sharon, We are truly soul-sisters! I have done crazy stuff like that too!

Jason Rice said...

Was Brian working that day? And if so, did he get a kick out of it?

3 Men, 2 Ladies & a Hound said...

I was not, but man the stories were great. I think she was mad, mad, for quite some time. It is good to laugh. It better be, cause sometimes you just have to...

Heather said...

That is so funny. You had me laughing out loud. Just to spite em' all you know what I would have done. I would have taken the poles and mannequin arm back only I would have hammered off all fingers off the mannequin EXCEPT the middle one.

Rebeccalynn_dj said...

Sharon, you should have held up your head and acted like you figured out a way to make it work.