This guy comes up to me at work yesterday with a jacket. It's a military-style jacket that was part of the spring line. It's on clearance for $28.99. This is kind of a lot for a clearance item, but it's because it went clearance relatively recently.
The guy says, "Can I get more off of this price?"
I say, "Is there something wrong with it?"
"Well yeah. It's a winter jacket and it's summer."
Okay. That's not a defect, so that's not applicable. And I wasn't going to argue whether it was a winter or spring jacket with him, because that would be pointless.
So instead, I scanned it and said, "Sorry, it's still $28.99."
He answers, "Well, I'll give ya fifteen for it."
Oh, okay, IF THIS WAS A YARD SALE.
This is a store and it is not a boutique. You don't get to barter.
So honestly, that would have been enough. But THEN, he asks, "Well can I just use your employee discount?"
"Haha, unfortunately, you can't."
"Come on. We can pretend we're dating for like five minutes."
So after that awkward exchange, which he laughs off oh-so-casually, he asks, "How much is your employee discount anyway?"
"It would've only been 10% since it's clearance."
Right. So just pay the $28.99 or don't buy the jacket.