I would second the strong suggestion to talk to the manager. Having worked retail a fair amount myself, we were taught certain theft deterrence or suspected theft response procedures. That employee’s behavior was NOT an acceptable set of actions. Not that you would do this, but that employee just exposed that store to a lawsuit for profiling, if you were so inclined. That employee should be required to attend or repeat Theft Prevention/Response 101, and that manager should be bending over backwards to apologize and restore your faith in that store’s customer service. If she did that to you, who else is she doing it to? I can guarantee that if she was that gung-ho about it with you, she’s already done it to other folks, and will continue to do so unless someone says something. I would have raised a royal, loud objection had that been me. I just have zero tolerance for that sort of over-the-top behavior.
And according to what he says, you must be doing something right. Other people will look at you funny and make fun of you for living the way you live. Having said that, I think the store was way out of line and I would have asked to speak to the manager right then and there.
“Mom, if you had millions of dollars you’d probably still be the same, right?” Right…..his dad is gone now but at one time was a wealthy man and could have been extremely wealthy if he hadn’t blown it and died bankrupt. If something seems like it costs more than it’s worth I’m not buying it no matter if I had closets full of money.