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To not want to be treated like a c*nt when I’m buying a mobile phone

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MrsLadywoman Wed 05-Oct-11 15:55:09

Just got new BlackBerry at O2 shop having found the deal I wanted online. Assistant entered details but needed verification code from her supervisor who came over, bristling with Big I Am attitude, and started laughing with incredulity. ?What, 18 months and free BlackBerry? No chance, absolutely no way. Ha ha! Show me where you saw that deal?. Long story shortish, I finally got the site page up on their achingly slow computer system and proved I wasn?t actually lying or mad. Got my phone, got my deal, but still smarting that such a rude little prick can have a supervisors job at a flagship London branch when there are school leavers scrabbling around for work.

Shutupanddrive Wed 05-Oct-11 15:56:54

Hope you told him to get his facts right next time! YANBU

MrsLadywoman Wed 05-Oct-11 15:58:32

I complained to store manager and said the guy could do with some manners.

Splinters Wed 05-Oct-11 15:59:24

what did s/he say when you showed the webpage?

Splinters Wed 05-Oct-11 15:59:55


MrsLadywoman Wed 05-Oct-11 16:06:10

Girl was serving me and she was very nice. Dickhead supervisor (Ashe?) just came over and threw the cat among the pigeons. Then when we got the page (proof), store manager came over and completed the deal. The other supervisor popped over and asked the girl, 'so was it there?' and she said yes, and he just laughed and went 'oh well'. never made eye contact with me once or even said 'oops, looks like I was wrong'. Bloke's a nob.

Merlincat07 Wed 05-Oct-11 16:07:11

I think It sounds like a fairly insignificant issue in the grand scheme of things. You were served by an idiot. Big deal, move on.

I think YABU for using such an offensive term over something so small. Or maybe I'm BU for being offended by the increased (and blasé) use of such bad language these days.

MrsLadywoman Wed 05-Oct-11 16:08:16

I've always used that word. Sorry, but if you don't like it, don't enter the thread. And I did use an asterisk...

valiumredhead Wed 05-Oct-11 16:09:25

You both sounds as rude as each other tbh.

valiumredhead Wed 05-Oct-11 16:09:41


MrsLadywoman Wed 05-Oct-11 16:13:23

Guess the valium isn't doing its job

valiumredhead Wed 05-Oct-11 16:16:34

I rest my case grin

grin valiumthread with you there.

oops sorry meant valiumredhead should have gorn to specsavers!

proudfoot Wed 05-Oct-11 16:21:10


He does sound v rude and I'm not sure why he is so shocked that the deal would include a free Blackberry confused I recently got a free Blackberry on a really cheap contract with Virgin Media so it is not that unusual. He should know his store's deals and products and treat customers with respect so I would also have complained.

giyadas Wed 05-Oct-11 16:22:35

YANBU, phone shops and computer shops seem to have more than their fair share of arrogant pricks.
What did the manager say when you complained?

MrsLadywoman Wed 05-Oct-11 16:24:29

Manager was v nice. Initially said that the deal wasn't on their regular website so guy couldn't be blamed for not knowing about it straight away. I agreed and said it wasn't that he didn't know, it's that he made me feel like I was a chancer trying to pull a con!

5Foot5 Wed 05-Oct-11 17:04:18

It sounds more like this supervisor treated you like an idiot rather than what you said.

ChaoticAngelofSamhain Wed 05-Oct-11 17:21:46

I'd have been annoyed too but then again I hate been called a liar which is what he implied.

Grumpla Wed 05-Oct-11 17:22:57


What a tool.

SharrieTBGinzatome Wed 05-Oct-11 17:33:33

Message withdrawn

MrsLadywoman Wed 05-Oct-11 17:46:20

No worries, Sherrie

Realise that the title was less of a question than a rant.

Sigh. That headline has got me in more shit than every other misinformed comment I've ever hastily thrown onto this site.

SharrieTBGinzatome Wed 05-Oct-11 17:53:23

Message withdrawn

RustyBear Sun 09-Oct-11 09:08:15

Actually I think you were wrong to use that word in the title, because he didn't treat you like a cunt, he treated you like a dickhead. As a paid-up pedant, I feel these shades of meaning should be preserved....

MilkNoSugarPlease Sun 09-Oct-11 10:03:48

I cannot be the only one who thinks hating the word c*nt more then any other is an overreactiob!

OP, Yanbu! Although as soon as I saw cunt and phone in the same sentence I immediately presumed carphone warehouse grin

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