Some people will try anything once. Sometimes the "jokers" will try little scams just to see what you will fall for. I had a woman earlier this week want "a discount" on a photo album "because the cover is scuffed and this is the last one."
Umm, it's faux suede. It's supposed to look that way.
But I didn't argue. I gave her ten percent off because she's just going to go manager shopping until she gets what she wants. And the couple that asked "Can we get a discount on this can opener because this box was opened?"
Umm, you probably opened the box, didn't you. That's right. I hope that dollar and fifty-seven cents is worth it. But I didn't argue. I'm not the one who shall judge. Shiva is all-knowing.
But anyway. This ghetto dude rolls up totally working the gold teeth and bling attitude. He's got on more jewelry than most popes and cardinals put together. Still, the look is totally ruined once he opens his mouth. "I'ma gonna return these. I wants these pants." And I get a 24-karat smile.
"Okay sir. Do you have a receipt?"
He fishes one out. It's wet, either with rain, perspiration or I-don't-want-to-know-what. I probably don't.
I start to return the pants he doesn't want. And he interrupts to by waving the pair he DOES want and goes "I better get a discount on these. They is dirty. Look."
I go to take them to look at the "dirt" and he pulls them away from me. I grab again and he yanks them from me again. I finally stop, say "Sir, I need to see if they are damaged or defective. If they are damaged, I can't sell them to you." He hands them over grudgingly.
I'm like "Sir, this is lint, see. It brushes right off. And this is a loose thread. These aren't dirty."
And he tries to yank the pants out of my hands again to show me the "dirt" on the pants.
"They dirty. I just seen it. I wants a discount."
I'm like "Sir, we're not going to discount these pants. If they are defective, we can send them back to the manufacturer and get a full refund. Now, do you want these or do you want to go look for another pair that doesn't have anything wrong with it?"
He goes, "Naw, dawg. Gimme them pair." I finish the exchange.
Some people will try anything once. Anything. Just to see if they can get away with it. Anything.