One of my best friends had to deal with a creeper at work today. She's a rather attractive young woman, and gets unwanted attention on a fairly regular basis, maybe once every couple of weeks, when she's working in her retail/customer service job.
Today she was stocking a shelf and noticed a man standing a little too close and staring at her, and in usual customer service mode she asked:
Can I help you?
To which he responded:
Yeah, I was just distracted by your hips and expletive deleted
This is obviously way out of line and most people would know better...
She often tells me about dealing with creepers when she's at work. My usual response is to recommend having them thrown out of the store. More, or less, tell your boss and ask them to have the customer removed. She's hesitant to do that, because there's only so often you can call the police to run off obnoxious customers before it starts to look bad for the business.
She can't be openly rude either, because that puts her job at risk.
I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to recommend... It seems wrong to have to simply "deal with it" and walk away.
Is there a customer service appropriate way to tell customers they've crossed the line?