sarahtoalaska (sarahtoalaska) wrote in porn_clerks,
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What Story to tell....

 ... So hard to choose, probably because after a while certain things just aren't as weird anymore.

I think one of my most memorable stories was about the Rape Lady.

I'd only been working at my store for something like 6 months when this happened. Long enough that I was nearly considered a long timer (sad I know) but still 'new' enough that I could still get away with saying I might not have been around long enough to have seen something. Who am I kidding? I'll pull that card now if I have to. 

Anyway I work for a relatively well known store, it's quite nice and bright, no arcades or anything like that. One day a decent looking lady who was likely late forties or so asked for help. No problem. That's my favorite part of the job. She asked me where the Rape Porn was. 

Now she didn't ask IF we had rape porn, she just wanted to know where it was. I told her that honestly I didn't believe we'd ever cared anything like that, while I was trying to remind myself that this lady had the right to want what she wanted and that rape fantasies are are suppose to be 'normal' and common. Really I was new enough that my brain was wanting to ask the lady if she'd ever been raped. 

Lucky me, she was one of those customers where telling them you don't have something doesn't work. They just can't believe you don't have it. She wouldn't go away. I tried explaining that the closest thing we had was Gang Bang and tried to explain to her what that was and how it wasn't rape. She still wouldn't leave. So I try saying... "Well if we had any it would be over here". I take her to the fetish section and start flipping through the movies. I knew damned well we didn't have any, but she was one of those people you had to PROVE you didn't have something. I have no idea how many times I told her I had never seen Rape porn in here and that we just didn't have it and she still expected me to crap them out. 

Then  I tried the "Let me as the other associate, he's been her longer" bit. I actually did go over and ask the guy who'd been there for like two years. Of course he said "Yeah, we've never carried that. I don't even know if that's legal." I told him I knew, I was only asking so that I could tell the lady I HAD asked someone else. I went back and told her what the other guy said (sans the legal part. I don't know if she'd even care about that).... she stared at me and said. "Well when are you going to get them in?"

Um.... how about never? Does never work for you? Of course I would never say that. Think it loudly but never say, I'm very good at retail and I know what not to say. No matter how badly I want to. I mean really. If we have NEVER had something in... what makes you think I'd have some idea of when we would get it in now??? However I tried to explain that there would be no way for me to know that sense it's not something we've carried before. Finally she looked at me and said....

"Well I would think it would be more popular than that GAY PORN." She said it like it should be in bold and flung her arm toward our gay section. Well now I'm pissed. I mean I've been trying to help this dumb lady for 20 minutes or so, and now she's going to be insulting? I'm not gay.... but if you are in a adult store.... I think you need to be adult enough to accept other people are and keep your damned mouth shut. Of course a lot of people are childish or insulting in our store, but it still pissed me off. I backed off a little, looked at her and said..

"Actually our gay porn sells really well." Which was such a lie. Our gay porn is too pricy to sell well, but fuck her. I'd tried to make her happy. 

She responded with a loud and heartfelt "EWWW!!" 

Eww? You come in and ask me for rape porn and wanna judge someone else? Again I thought hard about asking if she'd ever been raped... what I said (when my mouth worked again) was... "Yeah, if you need any more help we'll be over there." and I just walked away.

Sometimes that's the best you can do. Please. Come into my store and pass judgement on someone else when you are asking for something that more than likely isn't even legal!

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