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^^what you said - repeatedly using the same question for each time you go in and who knows how many other's go in on the months that I don't do the shop. (Do you do alignments? makes every employee perk up now...)
I was doing a comic book shop recently and after I asked the manager for two specific comic books, he asked if I was a mystery shopper, I gave him a puzzled look and asked, "What is that?". It worked because he backed away and looked embarrassed. Then he said, "Oh, ok. I guess you're not. You don't look like the type anyway." I tried hard not to laugh.
I quit doing those because of that. They know who we are. I end up feeling sorry for the guy that his store is (usually) empty and spend well over my fee on comic books, dice, and trinkets.@wrosie wrote:
The only time I felt uncomfortable with the question was on a comic book shop where new releases were the day after you asked for them. I believe it's because there are only two employees and one is the owner of the shop. He gets hit with the question every month.