As some know, I work in a small supplement/nutrition store which is located in the business center of the city in an upscale shopping center. However, the mall itself seems to be quite the target for the "less fortunate". Working my shift tonight, a gentlemen who resembles Antoine Dodson to a tee comes into the store looking to purchase a weight gainer. I've seem him before and have always been a tad cautious, not to stereotype, but he looks like someone who would be likely to shoplift.
He gets me to price a few items, until we find one that is below $60 taxes in. Transaction is going smoothly until I'm just about to give him his change and he informs me that he thinks he gave me $80, as he claimed he just came from the ATM and withdrew $100 in twenties, and that I'm trying to short change him. I assure him that's not the case as I counted the $60 before I put it in the till (I'm horrible with change and the last thing I'd want to do is rip someone off) He argued with me for several minutes over how he feels he's being ripped off but I assured him that was not the case and if in the odd chance my cash was $20 over for the night, the next time he was in I would happily apologize and reimburse him.
Obviously, this trick has worked for him in the past and he figured he was going to get quite the deal. The whole situation just annoys me to no end and I've alerted security with his description and run down of the interaction. My question to you fellow T NATIONers: Assuming my till is correct at the end of the night, do I call him out on it if he ever returns to the store? And for others working in retail, any similar experiences or different con tricks.