(At my store, we are not allowed to ring up friends or family members. If a friend or family member comes up to our till, we are supposed to politely explain that we cannot serve them and ask them to move to another till. One day, the following ensues:)
Manager: (Walks over to me with a tag for a game buyback) “I need you to cash out this buyback.”
Me: “Okay.” [I look down at the tag and immediately recognize the last name listed on the tag]
Me: “Umm, I can’t do this…it’s my boyfriend.”
Manager: (Angrily) “You can’t *do* it?”
Me: “No, it’s my boyfriend.”
Manager: [Grabs tag from me and opens another till].
(My boyfriend comes through my line:)
Me: “Hey hun…”
Boyfriend: “Hey sweetheart.”
Me: “Hey, store policy says I’m actually not supposed to ring you up, so would you mind coming over to this other register? We have your buyback stuff over here.”
(My boyfriend goes over to the other register and the manager rings him out. After my boyfriend leaves, the following happens:)
Manager: “So why couldn’t you ring him up?”
Me: “…because he’s my boyfriend….”
Me: “So I thought we weren’t supposed to ring up friends and family members.”
(The manager walks away in a huff and doesn’t say anything. He always tried to get me in trouble for everything. Needless to say…I got another job a few months later).