Why is it the first customer of the night is always the one to piss me off when I work night shift?
I was actually in a good mood when I came in to work.
This guy comes up to the register asking for cigarette specials. I tell him we don't have any and he just stands there looking at the cigarettes.
So then he starts asking me the price of some of the cigarettes. At first I tell him, but when he's on the 5th cigarette he wants to know the price for, I start to get irritated. First, the prices are right in front of the cigarettes. Second, I now have a line of people waiting behind him.
"How much are the Camels?"
"$5.12. I'm going to ring up these other people behind you until you decide what you want."
He stands to the side to let the next customer step up. "You know what? Nevermind, I'll just go to another gas station for cigarettes," he said angrily.
"You know what? Go somewhere else, I don't fucking care," was what I wanted to say, but didnt.
Instead I said nothing and after he left customers were talking about what a douche that guy had been.
I don't understand why some people think we have nothing better to do but stand up there and wait while you decide. Sure, it's my job to sell cigarettes, but not while you take 10 minutes to decide and hold up the line for the other customers.