Blue Boutique Ettiquette (Or: Please Don’t Show Us Your Junk)
You might think working at a sex shop would be way more interesting than your job…and sometimes you would definitely be right! While it’s not nearly as creepy or strange as most of you might think, it does have its fair share of entertaining moments.
Take my recent Flasher for example. Last week, I had a man come into the store, introduce himself to me and then wander off to look around. I guess he needed a few moments to work up a little nerve…or something like that. After a few minutes he walked up to the counter, unbuttoned his trench coat (I know, I know) and asked me a question to get my attention. Well, imagine my surprise, and horror, as I walked over to answer him and realized that there was something hanging out of his pants that shouldn’t be. “Put that thing away right now!” I remember saying, as I point to the door. “And get out before I call the police.” He stuttered sheepishly for a second and tried to act like maybe it was an accident or something. Like anyone would walk into a store with their pants unbuttoned and their private parts hanging out “accidentally.” Yeah, right dude. As I was hurriedly escorting him outside, in order to protect the eyes of unsuspecting customers, he got up the nerve to give me one final thought: “I don’t know what the big deal is,” he said, “this is a sex shop.” I again mentioned the police and away he went.
Yes, flasher man, this IS a sex shop. That means we sell sex toys and give appropriate advice as needed. It does NOT mean we want to see your junk. The same laws that apply out there apply in here. It is illegal to be flashing your genitals to unknowing (and unwilling!) parties, whether you are in the grocery store, the mall or the Blue Boutique.
Like I said, this place can definitely shock and surprise you at times, but I suppose it just comes with the territory. At least I always have the best work stories to tell my friends at the end of the day!