Is there any acceptable way to ask retail staff for a date?
August 26, 2005 1:13 AM Subscribe
AttractiveRetailWorkerFilter: If someone would like a date with someone they only see at retail/checkout, is there any acceptable way to communicate this, that doesn't impose on the worker or make their job harder/unpleasant if they're not interested?
posted by -harlequin- to human relations (26 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking mainly female retailer workers here, who often get unwelcome advances, potentially even souring the day, but perhaps sometimes also see people who might not be unwelcome. (Or people who wouldn't be unwelcome if the retailer were single, but isn't).
Don't worry, this is a question of long-standing curiosity, no retail worker will be harmed in the making of this thread :)
Other times, I'm pretty sure I've been hit on as a customer, (always a tricky thing given the nature of retailer-customer relationship), so I'm also interested in discussion on the shoe being on the other foot - what kinds of ways might a retailer communicate interest to a customer (assuming the retailer risks getting fired for coming out with it directly while on the clock).
Next week: Strippers. (I kid :-)