Fair warning: the word nipples is used in this post. I promise it’s relevant for the important life lesson I’m about to teach you.
For the most part, my customers (99% male), are completely respectful of me. Many of them have wives and family themselves, so a lot of them are actually protective of me. That being said, being a female in a man’s world- once in a while, I get some odd ducks.
Take, for example, the following text I got one day:
Customer: “Hey, Sales Gal, how are your nipples?”
It took me about five seconds to formulate my response. This is the text conversation that followed:
Sales Gal: “I don’t talk about this, but I don’t have nipples due to a birth defect.”
Customer: “Wait, are you serious?”
SG: “Yeah, I used to be sad about it, but now I think it’s cool.”
Customer (no response for five minutes): “I don’t know what to say.”
SG: “Then stop talking about my nipples!”
He’s been professional ever since. So be warned, gentlemen: when you ask a non-work related question, expect a ridiculous answer!