History YMMV / Retail

30th Mar '17 8:53:06 PM LadyNorbert
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** In August 2016, there was a storyline where Marla missed a company meeting because her car broke down. Stuart believe she was lying, while Brice gave her the benefit of the doubt. Turns out [[spoiler: that Stuart was right, and Marla did skip the meeting because she's become that jaded about her professional life. Many readers were upset because it was so uncharacteristic of Marla, and that Stuart's jerkass attitude was actually justified for a change.]]

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** In August 2016, there was a storyline where Marla missed a company meeting because her car broke down. Stuart believe believed she was lying, while Brice gave her the benefit of the doubt. Turns out [[spoiler: that Stuart was right, and Marla did skip the meeting because she's become that jaded about her professional life. Many readers were upset because it was so uncharacteristic of Marla, and that Stuart's jerkass attitude was actually justified for a change.]]



*** Val ''does'' however realise that she might have been out of order [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/november-21-2012/ further down the line]] and Marla is quick to agree.
* JerkassWoobie: Marla's new assistant, Brice Tanner, tends to micromanage everyone and be a thorn on their sides, but he is portrayed more sympathetically than Josh ever was, especially when he is in the receiving end of Stuart's idiotic policy.

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*** Val ''does'' however ''does,'' however, realise that she might have been out of order [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/november-21-2012/ further down the line]] and Marla is quick to agree.
* JerkassWoobie: Marla's new assistant, Brice Tanner, tends to micromanage everyone and be a thorn on their sides, but he is portrayed more sympathetically than Josh ever was, especially when he is in on the receiving end of Stuart's idiotic policy.
25th Mar '17 10:01:35 AM Aruu
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** Readers were also opposed to the storyline where Scott is intending to propose to Marla because Val blamed Cooper for the rest of the Grumbel's staff finding out before Marla did, and for Marla assuming that the real rumour was that Stuart was quitting and she was going to get his job. ''This was entirely Val's fault''. Cooper told her about the engagement, and she was the one who told everyone else. She was also the one who made up the lie about Stuart, despite knowing that Marla has wanted the manager's position for ''years''.

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** Readers were also opposed to unhappy with the storyline where Scott is intending to propose to Marla because Val blamed Cooper for the rest of the Marla, or more precisely, Val's role in it. The Grumbel's staff ends up finding out about the upcoming proposal before Marla did, does, and for Marla assuming when she catches wind of a rumour flying around, Val quickly lies and says that the real rumour was that is about Stuart was quitting quitting, and she was going to get Marla getting his old job. ''This was entirely Val's fault''. When everything comes out into the open, Val blames Cooper told her for ''everything'' when his only crime was telling Val when he found out about the engagement, and she proposal from Scott. Val was the one who told everyone else. She else, and Val was also the one who made that came up with the lie about Stuart, despite knowing that Marla has wanted the manager's that Manager's position for ''years''.years.
21st Dec '16 8:58:52 PM MisterBeeg
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* JerkassWoobie: Marla's new assistant, Brice Tanner, tends to micromanage everyone and be a thorn on every employees' sides, but he is portrayed more sympathetically than Josh ever was, especially when he is in the receiving end of Stuart's idiotic policy.

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* JerkassWoobie: Marla's new assistant, Brice Tanner, tends to micromanage everyone and be a thorn on every employees' their sides, but he is portrayed more sympathetically than Josh ever was, especially when he is in the receiving end of Stuart's idiotic policy.
13th Nov '16 4:05:33 AM Aruu
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** Val ''does'' however realise that she might have been out of order [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/november-21-2012/ further down the line]] and Marla is quick to agree.

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** *** Val ''does'' however realise that she might have been out of order [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/november-21-2012/ further down the line]] and Marla is quick to agree.
10th Nov '16 10:12:36 AM Aruu
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** Val ''does'' however realise that she might have been out of order [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/november-21-2012/ further down the line]] and Marla is quick to agree.
10th Nov '16 9:14:55 AM Aruu
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** A storyline dealt with Val finally admitting to her father that she's been lying about being a professional writer and that she really works at Grumbel's. She tells Cooper that she's going to tell her father over dinner that night, and oh by the way, Cooper ''has'' to be there for back-up, despite the fact he's never met her father before. When Cooper expresses concern that maybe it wouldn't help matters if he was there, Val gets all passive aggressive on him and walks out. Readers were outraged by her attitude, especially since she gave Cooper literally ''no warning'' that they were having dinner with her father that very night, and were even more put out when Val was never called out on how badly she had acted. Granted it was sweet when Cooper ''did'' show up, but readers felt Val had still been out of order.

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** A storyline dealt with Val finally admitting to her father that she's been lying about being a professional writer and that she really works at Grumbel's. She tells Cooper that she's going to tell her father over dinner that night, and oh by the way, Cooper ''has'' to be there for back-up, despite the fact he's never met her father before. When Cooper expresses concern that maybe it wouldn't help matters if he was there, Val gets all passive aggressive on him and walks out. Readers were outraged by her attitude, especially since she gave Cooper literally ''no warning'' that they were having dinner with her father that very night, and were even more put out when Val was never called out on how badly she had acted. She then ditches him at an awkward moment during the dinner, leaving Cooper to fend himself against her annoyed father. Granted it was it's sweet when that Cooper ''did'' show up, defends Val despite it all, but readers felt not once does Val had still been get called out of order.on how badly she's treated him.
10th Nov '16 9:08:44 AM Aruu
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** A storyline dealt with Val finally admitting to her father that she's been lying about being a professional writer and that she really works at Grumbel's. She tells Cooper that she's going to tell her father over dinner that night, and oh by the way, Cooper ''has'' to be there for back-up, despite the fact he's never met her father before. When Cooper expresses concern that maybe it wouldn't help matters if he was there, Val gets all passive aggressive on him and walks out. Readers were outraged by her attitude, especially since she gave Cooper literally ''no warning'' that they were having dinner with her father that very night, and were even more put out when Val was never called out on how badly she had acted.

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** A storyline dealt with Val finally admitting to her father that she's been lying about being a professional writer and that she really works at Grumbel's. She tells Cooper that she's going to tell her father over dinner that night, and oh by the way, Cooper ''has'' to be there for back-up, despite the fact he's never met her father before. When Cooper expresses concern that maybe it wouldn't help matters if he was there, Val gets all passive aggressive on him and walks out. Readers were outraged by her attitude, especially since she gave Cooper literally ''no warning'' that they were having dinner with her father that very night, and were even more put out when Val was never called out on how badly she had acted. Granted it was sweet when Cooper ''did'' show up, but readers felt Val had still been out of order.
10th Nov '16 9:06:55 AM Aruu
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Added DiffLines:

** A storyline dealt with Val finally admitting to her father that she's been lying about being a professional writer and that she really works at Grumbel's. She tells Cooper that she's going to tell her father over dinner that night, and oh by the way, Cooper ''has'' to be there for back-up, despite the fact he's never met her father before. When Cooper expresses concern that maybe it wouldn't help matters if he was there, Val gets all passive aggressive on him and walks out. Readers were outraged by her attitude, especially since she gave Cooper literally ''no warning'' that they were having dinner with her father that very night, and were even more put out when Val was never called out on how badly she had acted.
8th Nov '16 1:39:31 PM Aruu
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* InternetBackdraft: In August 2016, there was a storyline where Marla missed a company meeting because her car broke down. Stuart believe she was lying, while Brice gave her the benefit of the doubt. Turns out [[spoiler: that Stuart was right, and Marla did skip the meeting because she's become that jaded about her professional life. Many readers were upset because it was so uncharacteristic of Marla, and that Stuart's jerkass attitude was actually justified for a change.]]

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In August 2016, there was a storyline where Marla missed a company meeting because her car broke down. Stuart believe she was lying, while Brice gave her the benefit of the doubt. Turns out [[spoiler: that Stuart was right, and Marla did skip the meeting because she's become that jaded about her professional life. Many readers were upset because it was so uncharacteristic of Marla, and that Stuart's jerkass attitude was actually justified for a change.]]]]
** Readers were also opposed to the storyline where Scott is intending to propose to Marla because Val blamed Cooper for the rest of the Grumbel's staff finding out before Marla did, and for Marla assuming that the real rumour was that Stuart was quitting and she was going to get his job. ''This was entirely Val's fault''. Cooper told her about the engagement, and she was the one who told everyone else. She was also the one who made up the lie about Stuart, despite knowing that Marla has wanted the manager's position for ''years''.
7th Nov '16 2:22:06 PM Aruu
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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: While he's usually a jerkass, Stuart congratulates Marla on both her wedding and pregnancy, and even gives her $100 as a gift for the former.
** Cooper working 70 hour weeks just to be able to afford to take Val to New York to see a musical on Broadway. Made all the sweeter by the fact that poor Cooper isn't well off at all.
** Marla and Scott making up after an argument about getting married. The arc leading up to the reconciliation also contained a bonus heart warmer in the form of Cooper taking it upon himself to talk to Scott about the situation, noting that Marla is "like my big sister."
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