This Retail Worker’s Viral Story of Petty Revenge over Some Christmas Ornaments Is Brilliantly Evil
Christmas is usually the season of giving, of kindness and love towards all mankind, even your in-laws. We collect Christmas ornaments to decorate our homes to remind us of the spirit of Christmas. And, well, sometimes just to be a Petty Crocker!
Sarah Bélanger Demaneuf has taken to Facebook to explain why a particular Christmas tree ornament is one of her favourites. The former-retail worker says it reminds her of the time seventeen years ago that she encountered a rude customer in the days following Christmas, and how she got a little petty revenge on her.
“I just can’t get into the holiday spirit until I post this,” she writes. “Have a vengeful Christmas y’all!!”
The Star of Vengeance
This is my favourite 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.
And that, dear readers, is why we are always nice to retail workers, and especially at Christmas time!
Have yourself a petty little Christmas!
Source: Facebook/Sarah Bélanger Demaneuf