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Don't shop at Payless, you might get the cops called on you.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    I won't get a pair of shoes for that much money and I'm not giving them any of mine. I think I'm just going to donate the gift card, and burn the letter so I can't re-read it a thousand times.

    Good. Do this.

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Anybody that thinks that letter is an insult has never truly been insulted.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    This is absolutely the best you're going to get. Don't lose any more sleep over this nonsense.

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  • FalxFalx Registered User regular
    Captain K wrote: »
    This is absolutely the best you're going to get. Don't lose any more sleep over this nonsense.

    And to help your anxiety... that letter is also the worst you are going to get. So no more need to worry about the law coming after you.

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  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    And even if the employees were shitty, you might as well still use the gift card. Not like the people who called the cops are gonna get commission or anything.

    Or give it to me. My shoes are over a year and a half old. Been a while since I've been able to find a 12w or 13 I've liked.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    I think I'm just going to donate the gift card

    I'm going to harsh the buzz, as it were, but I agree with Viv on this one; a thirty dollar gift card donated to someone who needs shoes is a blessing.

    That's thirty dollars that won't come out of the food budget; you know someone with kids, you know someone who's struggling, you know someone who's in college and eating instant ramen for every meal.

    Give it to them so they can buy two pairs of cheap, decent looking shoes so they can go to a job interview in something other than beat-up sneakers.

    Thirty dollars in footwear isn't going to break your bank but for someone else ... yeah, it's going to make a difference.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    Agree with DW here.

    Also:
    Kaplar wrote: »
    Or give it to me. My shoes are over a year and a half old. Been a while since I've been able to find a 12w or 13 I've liked.

    I doubt Payless is your best option for solving this particular problem. Get thee to the internet!

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Anybody that thinks that letter is an insult has never truly been insulted.

    It's like genocide!

    It's an insult between a company and its customer because Payless is just throwing something that costs them nothing and dismissing his claims. A form letter with no gift card would have been better.

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    So now I need to get it trimmed and adjusted, and all in.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    Anybody that thinks that letter is an insult has never truly been insulted.

    It's like genocide!

    It's an insult between a company and its customer because Payless is just throwing something that costs them nothing and dismissing his claims. A form letter with no gift card would have been better.

    A form letter with no gift card would not have offered the ability to put shoes on the feet of people who have no shoes.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    Anybody that thinks that letter is an insult has never truly been insulted.

    It's like genocide!

    It's an insult between a company and its customer because Payless is just throwing something that costs them nothing and dismissing his claims. A form letter with no gift card would have been better.

    A form letter with no gift card would not have offered the ability to put shoes on the feet of people who have no shoes.

    They should pull themselves up by their bootstraps and go out...
    Oh.

    Mugsley wrote:
    So now I need to get it trimmed and adjusted, and all in.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    Anybody that thinks that letter is an insult has never truly been insulted.

    It's like genocide!

    It's an insult between a company and its customer because Payless is just throwing something that costs them nothing and dismissing his claims. A form letter with no gift card would have been better.

    A form letter with no gift card would not have offered the ability to put shoes on the feet of people who have no shoes.

    They should pull themselves up by their bootstraps and go out...
    Oh.

    Well done, I got a good chuckle out of that one.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    :)
    Now that it's been given, donating it is absolutely the best thing to do, yes.

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    So now I need to get it trimmed and adjusted, and all in.

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  • YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    smof wrote: »
    Starting to think DeeDub isn't actually real, but is in fact a character from one of the stories my mother used to tell me as a child.

    Late but, he's real. We totally hugged.

  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Yukira wrote: »
    smof wrote: »
    Starting to think DeeDub isn't actually real, but is in fact a character from one of the stories my mother used to tell me as a child.

    Late but, he's real. We totally hugged.

    What was it like? I need to know!

  • YukiraYukira Registered User regular
    Like hugging a lean guy with a firm, strong embrace.

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  • grizzlyaddamsgrizzlyaddams Registered User regular
    And on the topic of bad customer experiences...

    Once I was alone opening the store I worked at when a 19 year old kid came in to hold the place up at gunpoint, came behind the counter, and while I had my back to him to get the money out of the register he put a large plastic zip/cable tie around my neck and almost strangled me to death.

  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    I remember a thread or post from years and years ago about that happening to somebody here

    but I can't find it now, weird

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  • grizzlyaddamsgrizzlyaddams Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    I remember posting about it here and I was a heavy poster in the PACult days, but this was after that anyway so maybe I registered a different username.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    it was probably you then!

    I just remember reading about exactly that happening

    it sounds pretty awful

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  • grizzlyaddamsgrizzlyaddams Registered User regular
    It was pretty awful. I don't seem to have much luck, you know, being outside.

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    I am Bizzaro Stormy.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    The zip tie thing sounds terrifying. I'm glad I've never had to deal with a robbery in my many jobs.

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Yukira wrote: »
    Like hugging a lean guy with a firm, strong embrace.

    I'm so jealous!

  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    Yukira wrote: »
    Like hugging a lean guy with a firm, strong embrace.

    I've been eating a lot of yogurt lately and I fit into my Wrangler's comfortably again.

    That's the problem with being my age and lean: you either look like a bag-of-ass in baggy clothing that's comfy or you look great in slim-fitting clothes but are desperate for a cheeseburger.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    And on the topic of bad customer experiences...

    Once I was alone opening the store I worked at when a 19 year old kid came in to hold the place up at gunpoint, came behind the counter, and while I had my back to him to get the money out of the register he put a large plastic zip/cable tie around my neck and almost strangled me to death.

    Is it really a bad customer experience if he didn't buy anything?

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    I think there is a movie here

    Grizzlyaddams is recently divorced, and his ex-wife Beth has a restraining order to keep him away from her and their child, Adele. In addition, he was recently laid off from his job. His frustration grows when his air conditioning fails while he is stuck in traffic. He abandons his car and begins walking across Los Angeles to attend Adele’s birthday party.

    At a shoe store, the Korean owner refuses to give Grizzlyaddams a pair of childrens shoes. Grizzlyaddams begins ranting about the high prices. The owner grabs a baseball bat and demands Grizzlyaddams leave. Grizzlyaddams takes the bat and destroys much of the merchandise before leaving. Shortly thereafter, while resting on a hill, he is accosted by two gang members who threaten him with a knife and demand his briefcase. Grizzlyaddams attacks them with the bat and takes their knife.

    The two gang members, now in a car with two friends, cruise the streets and find Grizzlyaddams in a phone booth. They open fire, hitting several bystanders but not Grizzlyaddams. The driver loses control and crashes. Grizzlyaddams picks up a gun, shoots the one surviving gang member in the leg, and then leaves with their bag of weapons. Grizzlyaddams encounters a panhandler and gives him the briefcase, which only contains his lunch.

    At a fast food restaurant, Grizzlyaddams attempts to order breakfast, but they have switched to the lunch menu. After an argument with the manager, Grizzlyaddams pulls a gun and fires into the ceiling. After trying to reassure the frightened employees and customers, he orders lunch, but is annoyed when the burger looks nothing like the one shown on the menu. He leaves, tries to call Beth from a phone booth, then shoots the booth to pieces after being hassled by someone who was waiting to use the phone.

    Sergeant Prendergast, who is on his last day before retirement, insists on investigating the crimes. Interviews with the witnesses at each scene lead Prendergast to realize that the same person may be responsible. Grizzlyaddams' “PY-LSS” vanity license plate proves to be an important lead, because Prendergast remembers being in the same traffic jam as Grizzlyaddams earlier that day. Prendergast and his partner, Detective Torres, visit Grizzlyaddams' mother, who is surprised to learn that Grizzlyaddams lost his job. They realize Grizzlyaddams is heading toward his former family's home in Venice, California and rush to intercept him.

    Grizzlyaddams passes a bank where a black man is protesting being rejected for a loan application. The man exchanges a glance with Grizzlyaddams and says "don't forget me" as he is escorted away by police. Grizzlyaddams stops at a military surplus store to buy a new pair of shoes. The owner, a white supremacist, diverts Torres’ attention when she comes in to ask questions. After she leaves, he offers Grizzlyaddams a rocket launcher, and congratulates him for shooting "a bunch of n----" at the Whammy Burger. When Grizzlyaddams expresses distaste for the store owner's racism, the man pulls a gun, tells him he is "going to jail" and attempts to handcuff him, but Grizzlyaddams stabs him with the gang member's knife, then shoots him. He changes into army fatigues and boots, takes the rocket launcher, and leaves.

    He encounters a road repair crew, who are not working, and accuses them of doing unnecessary repairs to justify their budget. He pulls out the rocket launcher, but struggles to use it, until a young boy explains how it works. Grizzlyaddams accidentally fires the launcher, blowing up the construction site.

    By the time Grizzlyaddams reaches Beth’s house, she has already fled with Adele. He realizes that they may have gone to nearby Venice Pier, but Prendergast and Torres arrive before he can go after them. Grizzlyaddams shoots Torres and flees, with Prendergast in pursuit.

    At the end of the pier, Grizzlyaddams confronts his ex-wife and daughter. His daughter is happy to see him, but his ex-wife is frightened. Prendergast arrives and acknowledges Grizzlyaddams' complaints about being ill-treated by society, but does not accept that as an excuse for his rampage. Distracting Grizzlyaddams, Beth kicks the gun away as Prendergast draws his revolver, insisting that Grizzlyaddams give himself up. Grizzlyaddams pulls a water gun, forcing Prendergast to offer him a 30 dollar gift card to the shoe store and a written apology.

    Tasteticle on

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    Tasteticle wins again.

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    Oh my god.

    Would pay $10 release day to see this movie.

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  • KroenenKroenen Registered User regular
    ga0j.jpg ?

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  • FIDUSPAWNFIDUSPAWN Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »

    Ah the movie that was the inspiration for Frank Grimes.

  • SticksSticks Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Wait, the story can't end here. You have to get back at the employees that called the cops on you. You have to get the last word. Have a passive aggressive cake delivered to them at work or something, or maybe just a thank you card if you are wanting to spend much money.

    "Thanks for calling the cops on me for absolutely no reason. It really made my day."

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  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    Send the chopped up gift card with it.

  • Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    Kaplar wrote: »
    Send the chopped up gift card with it.

    Chopping up the gift card is like giving them $30 though.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    If I were in Grizzlyadams's place I'd buy as many pairs of socks as the gift card could buy and call it even. You can always use more socks.

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  • SticksSticks Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    Kaplar wrote: »
    Send the chopped up gift card with it.

    Chop it up and use it to make a collage of a frowny face to tape to the back of the card.

    Sticks on
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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    Hi! I work in customer service! That letter is exactly what I would have sent if I were that customer service person.

    Someone on the last thread pointed out that this lady is hearing your side, and also the employee's (possibly). If a similar situation were presented to me, I actually have no way to follow up with the employee in question, and I work within a 10-mile radius of them. This CS person is probably when farther away, and MUST give the store employees at least the benefit of the doubt.

    "As you've described it" is not an insult. Quit reading into it. You've been given free stuff and the last time I went into Payless I got a pair of shoes for less than $30.

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  • grizzlyaddamsgrizzlyaddams Registered User regular
    I think instead of being upset that I got banned from one local store, I should visit every specialty boutique in the area, ask valid questions, make a purchase selection, but then just stand around in the store and see how many I can get banned from.

  • grizzlyaddamsgrizzlyaddams Registered User regular
    Sheri wrote: »
    Hi! I work in customer service! That letter is exactly what I would have sent if I were that customer service person.

    Someone on the last thread pointed out that this lady is hearing your side, and also the employee's (possibly). If a similar situation were presented to me, I actually have no way to follow up with the employee in question, and I work within a 10-mile radius of them. This CS person is probably when farther away, and MUST give the store employees at least the benefit of the doubt.

    "As you've described it" is not an insult. Quit reading into it. You've been given free stuff and the last time I went into Payless I got a pair of shoes for less than $30.

    ::Shrugs shoulders::

    Yeah trust me I've given up now. I wanted something a little more personal, but who am I kidding.

    But btw, the absolute cheapest pair of kids boots they had was 24.99 and they were not at all cute or suitable. The ones I had settled on were 34.99 and I was going to buy two pairs.

  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    Nobody fucking cares dude

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