For example a “they said” incident at a local store:
Them: This product is 20% off correct?
Me: No, it’s full price.
Them: Well, they said it was 20% off.
Me: Oh okay, I know who they are – they were fired for misinformation.
Them: [puzzled] But, but they told me I could get it at a discounted price if I asked so I’m asking. Can I speak with someone else about this?
Me: Can you? Of course you can, let me see if they are in [looking around] nope they went home early – sorry.
Them: [getting very annoyed]: Went home early? They have some nerve!
Me: They sure do . . . if they actually gave a shit about your discount. But they don’t because they were fired, remember – focus.
Them: [spotting an employee] I’m going to report you to your supervisor!
Me: What every floats your boat toots, however, I doubt if they will care [me exiting the store].
Them: [grabbing the arm of employee] I want to report that employee and I want to speak to her supervisor! She wouldn’t give me my discount and told me they were fired for giving incorrect information and then she walked out of the store! Are all of your employees this rude!?!
Employee: [confused] Ma’am . . . she doesn’t work here, neither do they, whoever they are.
So remember, always make sure who they are before asking about discounts, because they may be working for the Department of They Couldn’t Care Less.