By thethrowawayplace - 15/10/2021 17:00
By MyStomachHurts - 15/10/2021 05:00
Just to clarify: I wasn't just crying because of the soup. My college apps are due Monday, I was going to have to be at school from 7:30AM - 8:00 the next morning, I have a huge part in a play and expectations are very high, SATs are Saturday, LOTS more. The store's official policy is to have an employee come with the customer and get a soup sample. The soup sample cups look exactly like the salad dressing cups so she probably thought I was trying soup without asking or an employee made a mistake, which is actually what happened. I normally don't ever cry in front of people but for some reason that just set me off. Hope that clears anything up :)
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Well unless you took it from somewhere, you weren't to know. They're the ones that will get in trouble, not you. Don't worry too much about it.
My local store (Publix) has a buffet section that sells things like soups, salads, fountain drinks, doughnuts etc... You serve yourself and then they either charge you for their container or weight of the food. It is not for sampling! But I've seen customers not care and stick their nasty hands in and sampler things off the buffet like olives, sausages, you name it. Where ever the OP got the sample cup, (most likely it was not directly next to those soups) took it upon herself to get it from another part of the store. Perhaps meant to store togo salad dressings on the side?
I wasn't saying that the store doesn't give out any samples, just that the soup was NOT one of those sampling items for that day. Samples are usually handed out by an employees. Yes exactly, like how they do it at Costco's. This doesn't sound like the case here. OP found a sample container somewhere else and took the soup on her own thinking it was meant to taste for free. It wasn't.
Maybe I'm wrong but I took it as there was a soup sample in the store but the employee was wondering how Op got the cup for the sample because they don't usually give out cups. If there was indeed a free sample, than I assumed that Op was given it in a cup by an employee (maybe after running out of what they usually use?) and therefore the employee that gave Op the cup is the one at fault, not Op. After reading the other comments I realize there may have not been a sample all, but that's not what I gathered from the FML. I think a follow up would be nice.
I understand what #28 is saying because I shop at a store that sells food ready to eat , buffet style, and the same thing happened to me. It sounds to me like maybe OP sampled the soup in good faith, using the little cups they usually leave near the salad dressings but maybe they were near the soups that day. And then an employee showed up and told OP those c u ps are not to be used for sampling soup (usually these cups are not made for heat , so not for soup sampling). and then , poor OP got really embarrassed.