Do I look like I'd steal something?

October 15, 2020

I just need to rant for a couple minutes...This is not the end of the world, and it's whatever. But I'm annoyed because this isn't the first time it's happened, and it probably won't be the last. 

I go into detail about what happened in the video above, but essentially I'm just tired of being followed at Target because asset protection & other store employees probably think I'm trying to shoplift. I've worked in retail before, so I know what signs to look for when someone is stealing...therefore, I know when I'm being followed for that assumption. In this case that happened today, I don't know exactly what made Target employees think I was suspicious, but I'm guessing it was the fact that I had a reusable bag and was just looking at people do when they go to Target. LOL. 

I'm an honest person and pay for all of my items from any store I shop at. I've never shoplifted. I even go out of my way to assure store employees that I'm NOT stealing. For example, when I pull out my reusable shopping bag, I flip it upside-down to show that there's nothing hiding inside it! I don't know, maybe I just look like a sketchy person. Lol. 

Anyway, listen to my rant above and let me know your thoughts. I'd especially love to hear from you if you work in retail because I'm just curious what your opinion is on the matter! Or, does this ever happen to you, too?