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Clerk called me a bum for buying lottery tickets

Topic closed. 92 replies. Last post 5 years ago by Epistrophy.

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Posted: January 11, 2012, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

I would for sure let management know, this type of person probably has a snide remark to utter under his breath for every being that walks into the store.  Happy lottery playing.Wink








Good Luck!!

Pretty much what Lele100 said.

    New York's avatar - 103h4yr
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    Posted: January 11, 2012, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

    It's funny how they assume/call people bums because they play the lotto. However, it's more funny when you win $500 and walk in to the store later that day, just to see the jealousy on their face. I always enjoy that! Cool


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      Posted: January 11, 2012, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

      I would tell the manager.  If Iowned a place like that, I'd want to know if an employee was treating my customers poorly.

      (But I might also get a little snarky with the clerk...the idea of a gas station clerk calling me a bum as though he was better than me would make me chuckle.)

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        adelaide sa
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        Posted: January 11, 2012, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

        or " most clerks say to me ' remember me when you win! '   and pal i will remember you. "

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          Posted: January 11, 2012, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

          I'd give him so many lefts he'd be beggin' for a right.

          And then?

          Bedtime for Bonzo.

          I Agree!  as always ridge the best comment bro im falling of ma chairs hahaha


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            Posted: January 12, 2012, 9:18 am - IP Logged

            Well E, its like this.......You can't fix "Gormless" !!!

             I wonder if that clerk is aware that some of the money goes to education ?  or provides jobs ? or potentially provides tax revenue ? or brings customers to the store ?   neehhhhhhhhh, probably doesn't. Thats ok though. Keep playing, keep winning and keep smiling. Sun Smiley

              sully16's avatar - sharan
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              Posted: January 12, 2012, 10:01 am - IP Logged

              Wow,  I would have said flat out, well I'll spend my money elsewhere.

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?


                                                          From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                Posted: January 12, 2012, 10:04 am - IP Logged

                Three ways to address this: 


                1.  On the spot, when he chided you, ask for his full name then tell him you'll be talking to the store manager or owner.

                2.  Now, after the fact, send a letter to the store owner with details about each encounter including the dates and the fact that you have now

                     taken your business elsewhere.

                3.  When you won on the last ticket - you could have gone back to that store to cash it in.



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                  Posted: January 12, 2012, 10:09 am - IP Logged

                  I think you should still buy there.  Don't let anyone talk you out of your game!

                    frontenac, kansas
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                    Posted: January 12, 2012, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                    I have seen this happen several times over the course of the lottery.  But look at who is making the comments....  I have seen some clerks do it or say some insensity thing as ...you thing you really going to win, or wow, you keep buying all those tickets. ....and other snide comments. 


                    Then on the customer side I have heard many rude comments but the customer themselves might be buying 3 or 4 carton of cigarettes that they are paying over a 100 dollars for to where my little sale of lottery tickets were costing me 10 bucks.   Not much one can do about it.

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                      Posted: January 12, 2012, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                      Here's my take on the situation - sounds like clerk hates the fact that he now has to sell lottery tickets to make ends meet and makes himself feel better by calling people who can afford to spend their $$$ on lottery tickets derogatory names.   

                      In other words, it really has nothing to do with you - IMO, the guy's got personal issues and should not be doing any job that requires interaction with the general public Confused

                      Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping

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                        Posted: January 12, 2012, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                        How come a Clerk calls you a Bum and he's a Clerk??


                        The goal is to approach the Pick 3 & Pick 4 game sensibly and systematically!! Wink

                         I'm not like the guy who predicted the end of the world and nothing happened.

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                          Posted: January 12, 2012, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                          I Agree!  as always ridge the best comment bro im falling of ma chairs hahaha


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                            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                            Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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                            Posted: January 12, 2012, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                            I Agree!  as always ridge the best comment bro im falling of ma chairs hahaha

                            Well thanks suri, I'm beholden to ya.

                              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                              Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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                              Posted: January 12, 2012, 8:17 pm - IP Logged