When you are out shopping....

United States
April 11, 2007 4:34pm CST
When you are in a fitting room at a clothing store, do you... hang the clothes you don't want back up on a hanger? Return the clothes to the attendant? If no attendant, hang on the rack provided? If you are at the grocery and decide you don't want an item, do you return it to it's proper place? Do you leave it on the next available shelf? Do you stash it in the magazine rack by the register? I was just curious to see what everyone does. I hang the items I don't want back up and take them to the attendant. If s/he isn't there, I just leave them on the rack provided. I never leave a messy fitting room, as my mother worked retail for many years. I also find myself "straightening up" sometimes at a store, lol! However, I am guilty of stashing items I don't want in a magazine rack. I've also left random food items in other locations in the store.
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@inked4life (4228)
• United States
11 Apr 07
When I am trying on clothes I seem to have an innate inability to get the items back on the hanger the way they originally were so I usually just give them to the attendant. In the grocery store I am always guilty of dumping stuff on the nearest shelf if I change my mind about it.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
When I'm out shopping with my friends they often marvel at how I can re-hang anything -- bras, swimsuits, scarves -- exactly how it was. Sadly, I think I've got retail inborn in me, lol!
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
Occasionally I return the clothes to the hanger wherte I found them. Usually I just giove them back to the attendant. It is just a pain trying to find where I got the clothes from & returning them. Some of them are connected to hangewrs in odd ways, & I don't want to be forever sorting it out. I know this is not good manners of mine, but I do prefer the attendant to put away the clothes.
• United States
12 Apr 07
I think that it's what they want you to do! At the end of the night (and sometimes mid-day as well) one or two people have to patrol the store looking for misfiled articles. They greatly prefer you handing over the items you don't want instead of replacing them yourself :)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I do hang the stuff back up and put it on the rack or give it to the attendant. There is an excepton to this though, I do not even attempt to put bras back on the hanger, I can never get the darn things back on right. I just hand it all over to the attedant and apologize to them. I also am guilty of stashing things I changed my mind on throughout the store.
• United States
12 Apr 07
I have a friend who worked at Victoria Secret all through high school and she said she preffered it when people just gave them the bra and hanger. Apparently, it makes the store less "streamlined" to have the bras not line up. It's like how at Gap they don't mind if you don't fold the jeans when you give them to the attendant. They have their own "label out" way to fold.
@simplysue (631)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I put the clothes back on the hanger and leave them with the attendant. If I'm shopping at the grocery store, I put an unwanted item back in it's place. It bothers me to see someone leave an item that should be in the frozen or refrigerator section on a shelf for items that don't need refrigeration. It bothers me to see any food item left among cleaning products...makes me wonder if frozen/refrigerated items that are left around like that are thrown away or put back by employees and if they are put back, how long have they been sitting out? If they are thrown out, how much of a loss does the store have to suffer in an average week?
• United States
12 Apr 07
That is a good question. I wonder if we'll see an answer through this thread:). I usually return refrigerated stuff to a refrigerated section when I don't want it, but I have dropped a package of chicken thighs in a magazine slot before (in total honesty)