…for pulling a “You shut your whore mouth while the mens are talking” on me.
It was an electronic repair store that jerked me around for 2 and a half weeks and tried to charge me for a repair they didn’t even do and they never actually fixed the Nintendo DSI and they gave me excuse after excuse why they continually failed as they were taking walk-in iPhone repairs and getting them done in an hour. He even told me they were pushing my repair back in favor of iPhone repairs. Oh, and they wanted to charge me an extra 100 on top of the non-refundable 40 I had already paid them. 100 for WHAT? The didn’t actually fix anything!
The guy had the balls to shush me as I was speaking. He SHUSHED ME. I may look like I am 16, but I am a grown ass woman and a paying customer and I can get that shitty boys club attitude at Best Buy for free, thank you very much. He shushed me because he thought I was a prissy girl who shouldn’t worry her pretty little head about big tech words.
If you don’t already know, I’m pretty famous for throwing Malcolm Tucker/Jamie McDonald (The Thick of It)-style tantrums when I am wronged, so I let the pre-menstrual rage fly.
I got a call this morning from the regional blah-bi-dee-blah, who wanted to assure me that he personally fired the guy who was rude to me and what could he do to make it up to me?
Normally I would tell him free shit always works, but if their techs can’t keep track of my shit, can’t be bothered to communicate with me, can’t diagnose the problem, and can’t fix it, what can he possibly offer me?
He told me he would do whatever it takes to fix the DSI (when they already told me they basically melted the insides), but the referral shop (the repair store was where the video game shop outsources to) already felt bad for the hassle and gave me another DSI free of charge AND refunded the cost of the deposit in the form of store credit (which I am totally ok with since my husband, our kids, and I all love playing).
A lesson to all you ladies: Don’t let arrogant salesmen and shop staff treat you like dirt because they don’t think you have buying power in an area like tech or games. Don’t let them push you around. Don’t let them even try to get you to pay for things they aren’t going to deliver. Don’t let them ignore you in favor of a male customer. Don’t buy from them when they treat you like shit. Take your money elsewhere. Don’t settle.
We deserve just as much respect as men.
Also, we have two kids and two DSIs. Both of them have spent more time in repair than being played. They are crap. My DS still works like a dream and my husband’s 3DS hasn’t had any issues yet, but those DSIs are lemons. Shame on Nintendo.