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This perfect impulse line brings out disgusting behaviour at the counter

Mark Fletcher
December 24th, 2013 · No Comments

ringplasticThese small plastic rings that light up sell easily at the counter. Kids eyes light up when they see them. They are a perfect counter line.

Two days ago a male customer in his late seventies was belittling his female companion, aged in her late thirties. I heard him snap get over here - that’s when I noticed them. At the counter while the he bought a card, she noticed the rings.

It’s what happened next that shocked me. After completing the card transaction he asked how much the plastic rings were, I told him and he bought one. The lady put a ring on her finger and beamed a wide smile. The guy turned to me over his shoulder as he walked behind his partner and said: that’ll keep her quiet as he rolled his eyes and raised his eyebrows.

You see some awful things in retail some days.

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Category: Gifts · Impulse lines · retail · Ugh!

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