Retail Workers Share the Dirtiest Dressing Room Blunders

3. …that can backfire on the employee. [deleted] continues on to the more horrifying portion of the story: “She must have thought that I didn’t believe her… Trista - July 23, 2021

3. …that can backfire on the employee.

[deleted] continues on to the more horrifying portion of the story: “She must have thought that I didn’t believe her because she then walked around me to shut the fitting room door (we were then in this tiny room alone together), and she started putting this black shirt on to prove to me that it looked different. Now, I did not know this lady, yet I still got to see a glimpse of her nipples, and it was the most awkward experience of my life. All I could think of [was] why didn’t she invite her S.O. in there with her, instead of me?

When she finally put her shirt on, I told her it did look different and that she should get the yellow shirt instead. I booked it out of there, hoping no one would see me coming out of the closed fitting room with a customer. This lady did not see anything wrong with what had happened, but I was so embarrassed and confused [about] how I let myself get into the situation. It made me pretty [wary] when other customers would ask me for help in the fitting room in the future.”


2. Fitting room signs may need to be neon and flashing to prevent inappropriate nakedness.

geoliciouswerdsmith shares a story from his wife that highlights the apathetic attitude that retail workers can develop after seeing too many disturbing things: “I remember an incident a few years ago [that] my wife told me about. [My wife] needed a pair of jeans and went into a discount clothing store that was fairly new to the shopping center to check what they had before heading over to a more expensive store.

She [was] making her way down the main aisle and [started] seeing women just trying on clothes right where they were–trying on shirts, trying on pants, just standing there in their bras and underwear. She looked around and saw a sign [that said] “Fitting Room” and out of curiosity walked over to see hardly anybody there. WTF!! These women were so lazy and had zero shame. I asked her what the employees were doing, and she said they all looked just mentally checked out. That store was open only 2-3 months at the time. Years later, it is still there. She hasn’t been back. Who does this??”


1. Shoppers treat retail workers like servants.

beeeezintrap explains, “Just a regular day at work, working the fitting room. This customer comes in, and, long story short, he comes out with the clothes and no hangers (not a big deal), so I asked him if the hangers were in the room so I [could] grab them. He goes, ‘Yeah, and all the other clothes I didn’t want.’ So I say, ‘Okay, have a nice day.’ I turn around into the room and see hangers everywhere and clothes on the floor. But wait, there’s more… HIS DIRTY [A*%] SOCKS.

So I turn around, and the customer is walking away, and I say ‘Sir, you left your socks in the room.’. . . He goes, “Yeah, I don’t want them anymore; you can throw them out.” At this point, I’m in shock. And I say, ‘Um sir…” and he goes, ‘Yeah, go pick ’em up.’ Thank God my manager was there ’cause I was gonna lose [it]… My point is, RETAIL WORKERS ARE HUMANS. Not your maid, your mom, your punching bag. Just because we are required to be nice to customers does not mean we are a doormat for you to [s*&^] on.”