Friday, October 29, 2010

Other Customers Around the City

I find it funny when I see rude customers when I'm out shopping.

I was at the bank the other day and there was a woman in the drive-thru. Well the inside of the bank was busy, so this woman outside was waiting for a little bit. When one of the bank tellers finally got to her, she said "Is there only one of you working today? What's the problem in there?"

And the poor bank teller apologized and was actually nice to her. To her face. Once she turned around toward us, she started making comments about the customer. If I were the bank teller, I would have told the woman to fuck off and go somewhere else. And then that would be the end of my bank teller career.

Then yesterday, I was at a store and was waiting in a long line. There was a woman in front of me that kept sighing incessantly. There was a problem with the woman in front of her, something with needing the manager, which was why we were all stopped in line. So this woman in front of me starts yelling at the cashier asking "What's taking so long?" and "Don't you know what you're doing?". The cashier kept his cool (what is with this new breed of shy/nice cashiers?) and just shrugged his shoulders at her.

I wanted to take the bag of frozen fish sticks I bought and slap her in the throat with it.

I guess I should be grateful for the crappy customers I have instead of these prissy older women that are now going around town being bitches to cashiers.


  1. Last year, the night before Thanksgiving, I stopped at a gas station/convenience store to fill up my car as the next day I would be moving back home and I wanted my car ready to go. The gas station was crowded, but I decided to brave the inside as I wanted to get myself some dinner. I got a sandwich and got in the long line-made much longer by some woman throwing a temper tantrum. When I finally got to the front of the line, the cashier apologized for the woman's behavior. I wanted to tell the cashier to stop apologizing for someone else's behavior. It wasn't her fault. But I didn't and instead just made sure I was nice to the poor girl.

  2. For some reason people in their late forties to fifties are some of the rudest customers I have ever had. I don't think I've had a nice customer at that age since the summer.
    I would love to yell at rude and obnoxious customers but I'd rather not give them the attention or lose my job. Unfortunately, that means I have to be 'nice' to everyone. I find some way to show them I hate their attitude though.

  3. I wish I didn't have to be one of the nice/shy cashiers, but if I behave any other way, I put my job in danger. When a customer acts up, my managers expect me to remain pleasant and non-combative, and then apologize to any other customers who had to witness any unpleasant exchange. For minimum wage. *sigh*

    (BTW: been lurking for awhile. LOVE your blog!)



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