When a man’s daughter went to the Dollar General to buy pads, he couldn’t believe the way they were treated at the checkout. He took a video of his exchange with the employee and posted it on YouTube with the title “Angry Dad at the Dollar General,” explaining: “A Dollar General clerk embarrasses my 12 yr. old daughter while buying pads. I confront him.”
He added: “My daughters came home embarrassed and crying over this sorry excuse of a person.”
The video begins with the dad walking into the store to have a word with the employee, explaining that his wife and daughters were there buying pads and “you cracked a joke and embarrassed my wife and embarrassed my daughters.”
He then asks if the employee “thinks that’s okay.”
Finally, the employee speaks, saying, “I wasn’t trying to embarrass anybody.” The dad isn’t having it, explaining, “you cracked a joke about buying pads for 12-year-old girls… they just started their period.”
The employee then explains that he “wasn’t making a joke about them,” noting that he had asked if they needed a bag and “when she said yes, I was like ‘what do the neighbors think?’”
The dad remains calm while telling the employee he has “a track record” of the behavior, noting that “if you keep doing it, corporate’s going to get called and you aren’t going to have no f**kin job.”
He added that he’s “not cool with” the behavior, explaining that his daughters “are embarrassed, crying, my wife is embarrassed, and I’m not alright with it.” He advises him to keep his mouth shut at work and refrain from joking about customers, as he’s witnessed the employee doing in the store before.
The dad further explains that the guys’s job is to check people out and that’s it, there’s no need for any joking at the customers’ expense. Another customer is heard talking to the employee as well, advising him to say he’s sorry.
The father then moves on to speak with the manager, who of course is shocked by the employee’s behavior.
The dad later provided an update on the YouTube video, sharing that other people had similar experiences, noting: “Just so everyone knows after this video was posted on Facebook a large number of women came forward and spoke out on how they were harassed by this guy. Yes, he was fired and now he works at a gas station here in town. Not behind the register but as a stocker.”
Many people commenting on the YouTube video discussed the employee’s comment and lack of apology, with one person pointing out: “So many comments are suggesting that this dude is on the autism spectrum. Whether he is or isn’t is pretty irrelevant. Apparently, this dude has a track record of harassment of female customers, so even if he doesn’t quite understand social norms, he should clearly realize at this point that whenever he makes ‘jokes,’ they aren’t appropriate. And then to not apologize when he gets confronted?”
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