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25 People Get Real About Working In An Adult Store And The Stories Are Epic

By Zachary Brenner

When I was 13 years old I went to this shop in that sold little knick-knacks on the first floor. The second floor was off limits to anyone younger than 18. I had a pretty good idea of what was up there, but I still wanted to check it out if for no other reason than it was off limits.

So I did what any other 13 year old would do in that situation. I patiently waited five years and then returned to that store. I then triumphantly walked upstairs knowing nothing could stop me.

I'd like to tell you what was up there, but I blocked it out. I then stumbled my way downstairs, and ran out.

The lesson I learned here is to never chase your dreams, because at least in my experience, the world is too scary of a place for that. 

Unless you want to work in a sex shop. Then the world is your oyster! 

But in all seriousness: There is nothing wrong with working, or visiting, an adult store. If you're curious about some of the funniest and strangest experiences people have had while visiting them, you should definitely peruse what people share in this viral AskReddit thread, and check out our highlights, below.

More or less what I expected

I had a customer passed out from some drugs on the shift before mine and my coworkers forgot he was in the arcade. Later that night while I was working and watching slasher movies to pass the time I heard a noise in the arcade. No one has come in for three hours at this point. I'm freaked but I have to go check it out. I go into the arcade with my flashlight, and yell "anybody back here". Out jumps this crackhead butt naked and screaming. He runs past me through the fire exit and into the night. I later found a crack pipe a wallet with some cash and his clothes. Scared me like no other time in my life.