Anyone who has ever worked in retail during the holiday seasons can tell you that people are not always kind and patient with retail workers. While normal people are home decorating their houses and cooking with friends and family, retail workers are working overtime to ensure you can buy your holiday needs and find them easily in stores.
But, instead of being kind and patient, many customers are rude and demanding of retail employees. So, it’s only natural that many employees want to get their sweet chance at revenge on picky and annoying customers. However, not all retail workers go for the jugular. Except, one Christmas, Sarah Bélanger Demaneuf did the unthinkable.
Sharing her story on Facebook, she said that every time she decorates for Christmas, she’s reminded of the time she was super vengeful—and, we love it.
The caption of her post tells her story:
“I just can’t get into the holiday spirit until I post this. Have a vengeful Christmas y’all!!
The Star of Vengeance
This is my favorite Christmas ornament, but rather than symbolize peace and goodwill, as it should, it symbolizes vengeance and spite.
I was working at a local retail store after Christmas and all of our ornaments were reduced to 75% off. This little star was .50 cents. A terrible woman (dressed to the nines and driving a high-end Lexus, so pretty well off) came into the store and wanted 4 star ornaments, but wanted to only pay .25 cents a piece.
As we weren’t at a yard sale I said no and she started arguing with me, becoming increasingly rude and belligerent. After not bullying me into caving she said “Fine! My friend works at the other store in Huntsville and she told me that all the ornaments will be 90% off tomorrow, so I’ll just come back in the morning. “I can’t guarantee they’ll still be here,” I said. And the jerk said, “There are 12 in the store. No one is going to buy all 12. I’ll get what I want, prepare to feel stupid tomorrow.”
So in an anti grinch moment my heart shrank 3 sizes and I bought all 12 star ornaments. I then called the other Huntsville store and bought ALL their ornaments. And just to be extra spiteful I bought all the star ornaments in Decatur and Florence. It was the most vengeful $30 I ever spent.
The next morning she was at the store as soon as we had opened. I had the pleasure of telling her that ALL of the star ornaments in North Alabama had been sold to one customer. The look on her face was worth every penny spent.
For years I gave the ornaments to friends and family, but I saved just one for myself.
17 years later, I still smile when I hang it on my tree.”
People online were loving this petty tale and wanted to commend Sarah for her job well done.
Bravo, Sarah, bravo.