I was working in an off license (liquor store) in my first year of university by myself when a guy came in with a syringe that he claimed was full of HIV positive blood. I opened the till drawer and walked away from it to give him full access since this is what I had been trained to do.
When the police arrived, they looked at the CCTV footage and commented that a guy would have put up a bit of a fight at least. When I suggested that not many people would for minimum wage if they were working by themselves, I was told that ‘girls shouldn’t be working by themselves at night as it’s not safe’.
I have a black belt in martial arts and could have quite easily taken the guy down, but I didn’t really fancy getting in trouble with the police and my store for not following their procedure of not inflaming the situation since there would only be around £100 in the till anyway. I guess whatever I do, it’s #MFIF