A stranger walked up to me. “You really should have shaved before coming here.”


Sigh. “Nevermind. I need the [something something], where is it?”

“I have no idea.”

Sigh. Grunt. Walks away.

It occurred to me later that he thought I was an employee who showed up without grooming himself appropriately, who didn’t know where stuff was, and who was inarticulate about it. I was wearing a “company shirt” (golf shirt with a logo above the pocket)… but not Petco’s.

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2 Responses to At a Petco Near Me

  1. CGHill says:

    Weirdly, a Target pharmacy assistant asked me for my employee ID while I was picking up a prescription: apparently no one — other than Target personnel — is allowed to wear that color of shirt, or something.

  2. says:

    When I was in college, something similar happened to me in a CVS pharmacy. The shirt I was wearing wasn’t exactly the same color as the employees’ shirts, but I guess it was close enough to confuse an elderly woman with poor eyesight.

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