Wow, I can't believe the bitchy queens in this thread, such stereotypes and in many cases, oh so fake responses trying to be snarky and/or funny.
A sales person, cashier or whatever the fuck store workers call themselves these days, has absolutely no right to give attitude to a customer who is returning an item with a legitimate sales receipt. These workers don't own the damn store, they need to do their jobs and return the customer's money or exchange the item. Period. Unless the item is damaged or smells, there is no reason to stall or embarrass a customer
If a store's return policies are clear, IE: posted about the cash registers, it's none of a store worker's business, why a person is returning an item.
Stores deal with 'loss' everyday, it's irrelevant if an item was worn once or even worn for an event then returned. Store executives already realize the public does these things, they return items!
Stores are STILL profiting when items are returned and even when items are stolen.
I worked at buying office for many years, the markups are very high and the idiots posting here need to get off their high horses, because you are coming across as clueless re return policies and are assuming these stores are suffering loses, they are not.
For example, a female friend wanted a blouse from a designer my buying office was dealing with. At the time, early 1990s, the blouse was $55 at Lord & Taylor. I told my friend to go try the blouse on at L&T because it was in specific sizes, not just S, M and L.
The buyer then ordered the blouse. My friend's cost from the buying office was just $4! She then ordered another two. While I worked there I got suits and leather jackets from high end designers at a fraction of even sample sale prices.
Don't argue about things you know nothing about to make the OP feel small, he had every right to return the jeans!
I always get a huge laugh out of the attitude of some store workers, especially as, in most cases, these workers are getting nothing but a small paycheck.
Why be so loyal to a company which, in most instances, they are not paying their fair share of taxes and they are not even paying for their worker's health insurance, screw that!
Two huge companies which have avoided taxes over the past few years, GE and Carnival Cruises, both billion dollar industries. Anyone who is crazy enough to defend such companies needs their head examined.