Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lady objects to being called ugly itch on Radio Shack receipt

A customer trying to buy a $20 cassette adapter at a Radio Shack in Maryland said she received an insulting message at the bottom of her receipt. Shanae Lewis’ problems began when she went to pay for the adapter and learned about a five-cent bag tax in Montgomery County.

Since she lives in Baltimore, she said she had never heard of the tax before. After going back and forth with the sales assistant about the tax, Lewis said she opted to just ask for her money back and forget the adapter.



However, when the sales assistant went to give her the refund, she noticed “ugly itch, ghettohood, usa, tattoville, Maryland” typed at the bottom of the receipt. Lewis said he told her he was only kidding, but she failed to see the humour in the situation.

“I was shocked more so than anything, and then I became angry,” said Lewis. She has contacted Radio Shack’s corporate office about the ordeal and said she hopes the assistant will be fired.

With news video.

10 comments:

NellieVaughn said...

Just fire the person, and move on. Her fault for going to Radio Shack. I didn't even know they were still around.

Anonymous said...

Whine about five cent, can't blame the salesperson for getting pissed off.

shak said...

You two are out of order. Nobody deserves to be treated like that. Nellie, you have a habit of blaming the victim. Think before you type.

Anonymous said...

almost like they're a couple of trolls, out fishing for tolls :?

Gareth said...

I have no sympathy on either side. Sure the sales guy was stupid, but can you believe somebody making a big deal over a 5 cent bag tax? It's not even like taking a bag is a legal requirement, she really needed a bag to carry a cassette adaptor? Sounds like she was looking for a fight and got upset when she got one.

Anonymous said...

I stopped going to Radio Shack years ago when they started requiring your personal info (name, address, phone number, etc.) for every single purchase. I'll buy batteries somewhere else, thanks.

Gareth said...

You can just say no when they ask for your personal details. They only do it so they can send you their catalogue.

Anonymous said...

Arguing over five cents... Really? The clerk should have taken a nickel from the change tray, paid it for her, and moved on. Hell, if I were in line behind her I'd have given her a nickel just so she'd STFU and get out of the way.

They're both idiots. Of course, one works at RadShack and the other argues over nickels, so go figure.

shak said...

I do agree that she made a big deal out of nothing. That's not my point. My point is that is supposed to be a business. She was petty, but they should have just trashed her behind her back. Lord knows I've done it plenty of times when I used to work in the service industry. Never give them a reason to fire you over something so ridiculous as a nickel.

Anonymous said...

Well said shak, on both comments. There seems to be a lot of "it was his/her own stupid fault" or "he/she deserved it", or even "this person is a waste of air" going on around here of late.