A chinchilla rant
Many of you know I work in a pet store. Day in and day out we get pretty idiotic customers.
Well, on Saturday there was a particular idiot who called. She claimed that someone at our store told her it was OK to feed her chinchilla rabbit or gerbil food. When the manager on duty asked her what this person looked like, she proceeded to say it was a stocker, about her height (5'2") and had sandy blonde hair. Nobody works there that looks like this. The last person who looked like this hasn't been there for over a year and a half.
She said she's had this chinchilla for three years. If she has indeed had this chin for that long of time, she should know that chinchillas cannot be on gerbil food! I know some breeders feed a rabbit pellet, but not the kind we carry.
So, she asked if the store owner was available, and the manager told her not until Tuesday. She had wanted to set up an appointment to talk to him. She then kept asking, Sunday? Monday? And the manager told her NO, not until Tuesday.
Well.....yesterday she came in. I walked in the door to go punch in (I started work at two) and she had pointed me out. I didn't think much of it. So, my store manager calls me up into the office and explains that I have talked to her before, and she was giving him different stories. One was the humane society told her that rabbit pellets have "antibiotics" in the food. WTF?? Then she told him that she lives upstairs in the attic, but has fans blowing. Ok, still not going to keep the chin cool.
So, we both came to the conclusion that the chin died of heat stroke. He then told me that she may be coming in to buy the mosaic chinchilla we had. GASP! And she was going to come to me if she did come in. I told him flat out that I was going to give her a chinchilla checklist that I personally wrote up (the other one we had was incorrect in spots) and that he may get an angry call from her because I did this.
I didn't want to sell her the chin, but he ok'd it, and I have pretty much no say in that. Thankfully she didn't come in last night and buy the chin, because I don't want a deceased chinchilla on my hands. I'd be a mess.
Thanks for letting me rant. If this needs to be moved, please do so.