[Ansteorra] <mundane stuff, ignore if you like> Bad experience with Best Buy

Aurore Gaudin Aurore at hot.rr.com
Sat Feb 2 04:40:18 PST 2002

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Let's see if I remember how to say this.  A place of business treats you poorly, you tell ten friends, and then those ten friends tell ten of their friends, and etc, etc, etc, and soon enough that business is hurting cause of one person bad experience.  The fun part in this, is you skipped the ten friends and went to a few thousand friends.  I'll make plans to do my electronics shopping elsewhere for the time being.  Aurore
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: chimericalgirl at attbi.com
  To: ansteorra at ansteorra.org
  Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 11:43 PM
  Subject: [Ansteorra] <mundane stuff, ignore if you like> Bad experience with Best Buy

  I got pulled aside for shoplifting today at Best Buy. I hadn't done
  anything. I was dressed like I used to dress for work in an office (we
  had just come from dinner with the conservative inlaws) - a red cotton
  skirt, another under it for warmth, and a red cotton sweater set. I
  didn't exactly look like public enemy number one.

  I was held in a small room without any explanation beyond the
  unfounded accusation that they had seen me "put something up [my]
  skirt", they refused to search me, even though I ASKED them to,
  offered them my purse and fully consented to any search necessary to
  prove my innocence, and asked to be allowed to go if they wouldn't
  search me. They wouldn't search me, nor would they let me go. They did
  not ask me to wait until the police got there, they just accused me
  over and over and stood between me and the door in a tiny
  claustrophobic room. They forced my husband to wait outside, with the
  $80 worth of stuff we had just bought.

  They were apparently trying to get me to confess to something I did
  not do so that they could hand the confession over to the authorities
  when they *did* call them. They didn't let me go until my husband
  knocked on the door and asked them if I could be allowed to leave.
  They let me leave, so they apparently knew it was all groundless. They
  wanted me to confess, and were willing to detain me as long as it
  took, even though I asked to leave if they would not search me.
  Bastards <other expletives deleted>.

  We returned all the stuff we bought and went to buy it elsewhere. I'm
  NEVER shopping there again, and we are asking everyone we know to
  plase try to do that as well, at least for a time.

  Thanks for reading,
  Marguerie de Jauncourt
  ---chimericalgirl at attbi.com-Goddess of Last Minute Miracles---
  "We went out with both lips blazing, and a pen in either
  hand..." - the Flash Girls
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