NOW THAT'S SOME CRAZY $HIT!!
When i stumbled across this story initially, my first reaction was 'here we go again'.
We've seen some derogatory remarks placed on customers receipts in the past by employees who obviously had a funny way of deciding they were ready for new employment.
Shortly after looking into this latest story however, i realized the situation was different....really,really different.
27 year old Shenae Lewis went into a Radio Shack and purchased a cassette tape adapter.
According to Shanae, the problem began as she was paying for the adapter, when this Radio Shack salesman told her about the five-cent bag tax in Montgomery County; a tax Shanae says she had never heard of since she lives in Baltimore.
"I'm like, five cents? I just paid sales tax. It's five cents for a bag? And he was like, yeah, this Montgomery County."
Shanae says after going back and forth with the salesman over the five-cent bag tax, she decided to just forget about the whole thing and get her money back for the cassette adapter. And that's when Shanae says the story took an extremely unusual and disturbing turn. Because when the salesman gave her back her money, he also gave her a receipt for the refund, at the bottom of which he apparently typed in "ugly itch, Ghettohood, USA, tattooville, Maryland."
“I just got the tattoos on my arm for my son that passed away from SIDS and my mother that died 10 months later,” Shanae Lewis told ABC News. ” I’m not a ‘hood, ghetto person –that’s just totally not me.”
“To be displayed as something like that because of my ethnicity or because I’m from Baltimore is discriminatory,” said Lewis, who received the receipt after asking for a refund.
“Based on descriptions we’ve seen in the media, this incident obviously does not meet RadioShack’s expectations for customer service,” Eric Bruner, a spokesman for RadioShack told ABC News. ”RadioShack responded immediately after seeing reports in the media, taking the strongest possible disciplinary actions.” It is against company policy to discuss individual personnel matters but the company has taken the “strongest action available” in response to the issue.
The company has attempted to contact Lewis to offer an apology.
While the disrespect could never be fully justified,, should she have just paid the damn nickel and went on her way?? I mean damn, refunding an entire purchase because something requires an extra nickel.With gas over $4 a gallon these days, beefing over $.05 seems extra petty.
Check out the video below!!