#1 Posted by TifaLockhart (14157 posts) - - Show Bio

It's ridiculous. I'm buying bananas at the grocery store and I get asked if I work there. I'm not even flying the colors.

How should I respond? Bonus points for most clever comeback.

#2 Posted by Farkam (5275 posts) - - Show Bio

Happened to me at BestBuy before, because I was wearing a blue sweater.

#3 Posted by RazzaTazz (8968 posts) - - Show Bio

I usually just try to help the person anyway.

"I don't work here, but I think that is in aisle 4"

#4 Edited by TifaLockhart (14157 posts) - - Show Bio

@razzatazz: Oh, I have no problem giving advice on Skylanders or pointing people in the direction of the PSN cards. But being badgered about working at K Mart or FYE or Hannaford is getting annoying.

#5 Posted by Blade_R (2983 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe they know you don't work there and are bad at starting conversations so that's their excuse to talk to you :)

#6 Posted by longbowhunter (7717 posts) - - Show Bio

That is strange. Maybe there's someone who works at that store who looks like you. People used to come into my girlfriend's store all the time and say "Oh you work here too". There was a girl who worked at a restaurant across town who looked similar.

#7 Edited by Ryagan (2030 posts) - - Show Bio

Some weird chick at Walmart asked me I knew how to tell if a pineapple was good or not. I'm already extremely awkward, so whenever a stranger talks to me, I get even more awkward. As for what to say to the people who keep bugging you, just tell them, "No, I'm a stripper." That'll get 'em to quit buggin' you.

#8 Edited by RazzaTazz (8968 posts) - - Show Bio

@ryagan: Pineapples are hard to tell unless there is a part that is evidently wrong about the fruit.

#10 Posted by Ryagan (2030 posts) - - Show Bio

@razzatazz: Apparently, one of the best ways to tell if a pineapple is good is to smell it. I guess good ones are supposed to smell sweeter or something.

#11 Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (12419 posts) - - Show Bio

Got this when my family and I went on a cruise ship, everyone thought I was an worker from the islands.

#12 Posted by Mediocregeist (681 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, I pull out my katana and decapitate them. But you know, that's just my experience.

#13 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22973 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, I pull out my katana and decapitate them. But you know, that's just my experience.

lmao

#14 Posted by russellmania77 (15819 posts) - - Show Bio

Its because ur Asian

#15 Posted by TifaLockhart (14157 posts) - - Show Bio

@russellmania77: I thought the stereotype was Asians were smart and graduated college and had GOOD jobs?

#16 Posted by russellmania77 (15819 posts) - - Show Bio

@tifalockhart: yes but your alsk dark skin so maybe they thought u was meskin

#17 Posted by TifaLockhart (14157 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Edited by PapiNacho (3227 posts) - - Show Bio

You can say with a heavy accent: Me no speako English. That's what I always do.

#19 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4899 posts) - - Show Bio

That only happens to me at Hot Topic, FYE, and Gamestop. I usually help them by saying,

"If you had some glasses then maybe you could see that it is on aisle 4 and you would be able to see that I don't work here. I'm not even wearing the uniform or the badge." (+)

#20 Edited by dshipp17 (1170 posts) - - Show Bio

@tifalockhart said:

@russellmania77: I thought the stereotype was Asians were smart and graduated college and had GOOD jobs?

That's the American stereotype about Asians and it goes a long way in the important areas, such as employment, especially from the prospective of African Americans who suffer the opposite stereotypes. I'm thinking, they're just trying to irritate you, since they're probably really assuming that you're a computer engineer.

#21 Edited by Bruxae (14008 posts) - - Show Bio

"No, but I could definetly show you where the best banana is at."

#22 Edited by oOSupermanThatHoeOo (647 posts) - - Show Bio

Reply, sure and the best banana is off the shelf. Then whip it out, and slap 'em with it. Then ask if they see things clearly now. Rinse and repeat until the desired outcome is reached.

#23 Posted by Edamame (28378 posts) - - Show Bio

Just ignore them. :)

#24 Posted by algorhythm511 (528 posts) - - Show Bio

If it's a guy just say, "That's the worst pickup line I have heard all day!"