Thursday, April 7, 2011

More Teens with Attitudes

This must have been THE week for shitty teenagers to come in.

I was ringing at the register the other day when a kid came in wanting to buy cigarettes.

"Can I see your ID?" I said.

He looked at me. "Every time I'm in here you ask me for my fucking ID. No one else here does that but you!" he screamed. Customers were now staring at us.

I had never seen this kid before. But that was nothing new. That's usually how they work - they try to confuse us or make us look stupid so that we sell them what they want.

"I've never seen you before, so I need your ID."

He stormed out of there, kicking open the front door on his way out. A few minutes later he came back in and whipped his ID at me. I watched as it slid across the counter onto the floor behind my register.

I looked at him. "Well since you have a nice attitude, you can take your ID and get the fuck out of here," I said as I bent down to retrieve his ID off the floor. Before I slapped it back down on the counter though, I checked out his age. He was born in 1992.

19 fucking years old and he's giving me a problem.

On his way out he was mumbling something about coming back to talk to the owner. Yeah, okay. These teens - tweens - whatever they are - just don't know who they're dealing with.

Was it spring break this week or something? I saw a large amount of shitty teenagers this week during school hours. More than I wanted to see in a lifetime.

5 comments:

  1. Ya know I just got carded to buy cigarettes the other day and I will be 51 yrs old. The cashier explained that they (Walgreens) had just been caught selling to minors and the rules are that they have to ask everyone. No biggie, just put a sign up that everyone must show ID.

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  2. Carding is easily the most annoying part of my job. People, young and old, are jerks about it. If I ask your birthday, I'm not carding you, I just have to enter it into the register so I can finish the sale. So don't get an attitude with me okay? If I was "carding" you I'd actually be asking to see your ID.

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  3. I don't know what is happening to the parents in our society, I've seen more and more disrespect from youngsters, they backtalk, curse, and hit their parents when they don't get their way, and the parents allow it without a word to correct the bad behavior. No wonder we have a generation of ill mannered, disrespectful, idiots running rampant.

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  4. I don't buy anything that might require ID, so I don't have that problem. But if anyone asks to see my ID when I'm paying with my credit card - another thing people hate having to show ID for - I always thank them for asking. They're just doing their jobs and checking ID for credit cards can keep someone from using a stolen card, so it's in my best interests! I think everyone should have to work in the retail/service industry for at least one year of their lives so they can see what it feels like to be disrespected and abused by asshole customers. Maybe then they'd learn some manners!

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  5. AMEN to Surfie!! I personally plan to see to it that BOTH of my children do just that, so they can fully understand why being a non-douchebag is SO DAMN IMPORTANT!!!

    That kid needed his ass kicked right off!! I would have cut up his ID and thrown that fucking shit right in the damn garbage. Let his little stupid ass go pay to get another one.

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