Everyone loves a good bargain. That’s why many flock to sale events at malls to score various items at discounted prices. Sadly, there are many people who are only focused on what they could get, without thinking about others. Take for example the Pinoy shoppers who damaged a shoe shop during a sale event, leading to broken shelves, discarded goods, and even torn shoes and boxes!
Netizen Auffie Anne Beatrice shared photos of the damaged shoe shop, writing, “Sorry. Filipinos are irresponsible and insensitive shoppers.” She did not mention where this shop is located but with her caption, it was apparent that this happened in the Philippines.
In the shopping frenzy, many of the customers simply took down many boxes and did not even bother returning the items they weren’t planning on buying. The boxes and shoes were left on the floor, trampled down by the other shoppers who were also in a hurry to score their shoes at super discounted prices.
Many of the shoes got damaged in the frenzy while other shoppers had a hard time finding the pairs of the shoes they wanted to buy because there carelessly thrown away by those that went to the shelves ahead of them.
The aisles inside the shop were filled with discarded boxes of shoes that the other shoppers had a difficult time walking across to find the ones they wanted to buy. The store associates could be seen trying their best to clear out the mess but everything was just so topsy turvy that it was difficult to finish this before another batch of customers enters the store!
“Imagine all the work and over time you have caused the employees when in fact these were all properly arranged and put in order for your own convenience,” Beatrice wrote. “Other shoppers were left to scavenge for the other pairs of their shoes as well as its boxes. While others waited and lined up only to leave the store empty-handed since “shopping” was almost made impossible due to the trail of shoes all over the floor and ripped boxes. Filipinos can give straight high blood pressure.”
She hopes that this would serve as wakeup call for Pinoys to change their attitude towards shopping because many think that they can do anything they want inside a store because these store associates are paid to keep everything in order! A lot of netizens agreed with Beatrice, saying that customers are not always right. It is important for customers to also help maintain the place clean and in order in the same way they don’t damage their own homes.