Ok… so this might be slightly petty, but ANYONE who has EVER worked in retail, ESPECIALLY around the holidays (including this girl right here!) sooo wishes they could have done something like this at some point.
Sarah Belanger Demaneuf of Huntsville, Alabama recently told a story that happened to her 17 years ago… and it’s going MAJORLY viral.
Check it out:
I just can’t get into the holiday spirit until I post this. Have a vengeful Christmas y’all!!
The Star of Vengeance
This is my favorite Christmas ornament, but rather than symbolize peace and goodwill, as it should, it symbolizes vengeance and spite.
I was working at a local retail store after Christmas and all of our ornaments were reduced to 75% off. This little star was .50 cents. A terrible woman (dressed to the nines and driving a high-end Lexus, so pretty well off) came into the store and wanted 4 star ornaments, but wanted to only pay .25 cents a piece. As we weren’t at a yard sale I said no and she started arguing with me, becoming increasingly rude and belligerent. After not bullying me into caving she said “Fine! My friend works at the other store in Huntsville and she told me that all the ornaments will be 90% off tomorrow, so I’ll just come back in the morning. “I can’t guarantee they’ll still be here,” I said. And the jerk said, “There are 12 in the store. No one is going to buy all 12. I’ll get what I want, prepare to feel stupid tomorrow.”
And here’s where it gets EPIC.
So in an anti grinch moment my heart shrank 3 sizes and I bought all 12 star ornaments. I then called the other Huntsville store and bought ALL their ornaments. And just to be extra spiteful I bought all the star ornaments in Decatur and Florence. It was the most vengeful $30 I ever spent.
The next morning she was at the store as soon as we had opened. I had the pleasure of telling her that ALL of the star ornaments in North Alabama had been sold to one customer. The look on her face was worth every penny spent.
For years I gave the ornaments to friends and family, but I saved just one for myself.
17 years later, I still smile when I hang it on my tree.
SARAH IS MY FREAKING HERO.
Seriously… I worked at a small but expensive boutique in high school. I worked there because A- I’ve had a job since I was legally allowed to do so and B- My parents weren’t exactly made of money. If I wanted something other than the “necessities,” I bought it myself. I was also saving up for college and a car.
What I would GIVE to be able to pull something like this on one of the lovely customers who treated me like dirt just for being behind the register.
Sarah calls it a star of “vengeance and spite.”
Nah, girl. Think of it as the STAR OF KARMA.