Thursday, May 26, 2011

Another One Bites the Dust

Is everyone on some form of drug these days?

It's bad enough when we get customers coming in high wanting to buy Black and Milds to easily smoke their marijuana.

But employees?

In the last six months or so we've had quite a few new hires that didn't work out because it was obvious they were on something.

They show up all normal for their interviews, which is why we hire them.

But once they start, they go back to their normal drug use.

Once it becomes apparent they are high, it makes me mad that we have to pay them to rung up customers when they are out of it.

So I usually make up a reason as to why I'm sending them home early (too slow, scheduled too many people, etc.).

But I still get pissed that we wasted time training these people.

Do they think we are dumb or something that we can't SEE them moving as slow as a snail? Or when we call their name they take 30 seconds to slooooowly turn their head around?

They aren't so slick. They're the dumb ones because now they don't have a job anymore.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pick-Up Lines

I was working this weekend and a customer came in that used to flirt with me all the time. I hadn't seen him in awhile and the last time I DID see him he was at another gas station drunk off his ass and yelling at the cashier.

Before that though, he used to come in every morning on his way to work. He would stand there and flirt with me, trying to hold my hand all the time. It was creepy and I started cringing whenever I saw him walk in. So I was actually relieved when I thought he'd moved on to another gas station.

Well, he was back this weekend. And I was working by myself at the register. Just great.

"Hey sweetie!" he said he as brought up a bottle of Gatorade to the register. "How are you?"

"Fine," I said. *cue cringing*

"I came in just to see you this morning."

"That's a good one," I said, trying to turn it into a joke.

"No, I'm serious. I came here today just to see you."

I looked at him and saw that he wasn't smiling, just staring at me. Awkward and creepy.

"Okay, well your total is $3.12," I said, trying to hurry it along.

"Yeah, I know. I came in here yesterday looking for you and bought the same thing."

Ugh, I just wanted him to get out of here. And finally he did, but not before grabbing my hand and trying to hold it.

But this incident made me think of all the funny pick-up lines we've heard over the years.

My all-time favorite is "Can I have a pack of Marlboro's and your phone number?"

It makes me laugh every time.

What's the funniest pick-up line you've ever heard?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sick in the Spring

Being a cashier is no fun when you're sick.

I sound all nasally, so when I greet customers they ask me if I'm sick.

No, I just felt like having snot dripping down my face and sounding like Urkel today.

I don't want to go to work tomorrow. :-(

Friday, May 13, 2011

I Am One Dumb Bitch

I had the biggest fuckface come in the other night when I was working night shift.

First, he was on his cell phone and when I asked if I could help him he just kept talking into his phone.

But I stayed calm.

When he finally answered me, he was pointing to our wall of cigars and telling me he wanted the 2 for 99 cents cigars.

Once again, I must point out that I don't smoke cigars and have no idea where these 2 for 99 cent cigars are, so I start looking around.

While he's still on the phone, he keeps pointing at what he wants.

"They're right in front of your face! Can't you see?"

I look at him. "They're ALL right in front of my face."

So I tell him to just come over there and take which ones he wants. But he doesn't. He keeps pointing.

"Can't you read? THEY ARE RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU!" he yells.

I keep looking while my blood starts boiling. I finally find them and grab two packs.

The total comes up to $2.13.

"No, you idiot, I only wanted one pack," he says, still on his phone.

So I cancel one of the packs and his total is now $1.07. He throws a dollar on the counter.

"Do you have 7 cents?" he asks me.

"Are you serious? You keep calling me names and now you're asking me for money? No, I don't have 7 cents for you."

"Well then can you wait here for a second while I go get it?" he says while staring at me. I shrug my shoulders. As soon as he turns around he puts the cell phone back up to his ear and starts calling me a dumb bitch to the person on the phone.

So I yell back to him, "Okay, I think you should take your money and leave. I'm not selling anything to you."

He turns around and walks back up to me. He grabs his dollar from the counter and then turns to walk away shouting out a smorgasbord of comments. "Yeah, I think I will go somewhere else. You are one dumb bitch. You don't know how to read. 1-2-3. Learn to count. 1 to 10. Yeah that's right, you can't say anything back to me. Yeah, that's right. You're so fucking stupid."

The dumb fuck couldn't say any of this to my face. He had to say it all as he was walking out of the store. I yelled at him to "Go fuck yourself" but I don't think he heard me through all the name calling he did.

What the fuck did I do to him? This is what I mean about how we get treated like shit by people for nothing. I can honestly say that this time I wasn't mouthy, or mean or anything until he started the name calling.

So the next night I got smart and hid all the cigars under the counter so no one could buy any of them.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Gas Pump Debate

We get a lot of people that come in, prepay for gas and then forget to pump their gas. Usually they will just get in their car and leave, totally forgetting that they just paid me for gas.

Sometimes they come back when they remember, and sometimes they don't.

If they DO come back, most of the time the gas is still sitting there prepaid on the pump and waiting to be pumped.

Sometimes, however, while that customer has forgotten they paid for gas and driven away, another car will pull up to the pump, insert their credit card and assume they are pumping gas on their card. What they are actually doing is pumping the gas that the previous person had paid for and forgot.

Simple enough, right?

When this happens, we have no idea. We don't watch every customer to make sure they fill their car up. Once you pay us inside, our job is done. It is now YOUR responsibility to pump your gas and not forget about it.

What I don't understand is that when a person forgets and we figure out that someone else pumped their gas, this person wants us to still set the pump for them even though someone already took their gas.

They say that they paid for $10, $20, whatever...and they want their gas.

It's not our fault if you forget to pump and someone else took it. At least, that's my opinion on it.

What do you think? Do you think it is the store's responsibility if a customer forgets to pump their gas and another customer pulls up and pumps it?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

No ID, No Ciggies

Last night I worked night shift.

Lots of people last night didn't have their IDs on them, so they didn't get the beer or cigarettes they were hoping for.

One girl I carded told me she didn't have her ID because her fiance had it. I told her I couldn't sell her cigarettes and she was fine with that.

About an hour later an older woman came in.

"I'll take a pack of Marlboro Special Blend," she said as she pulled her money out of her purse. "You carded my daughter earlier and she didn't have her ID on her because her fiance had it."

"Oh yeah, I remember her."

The woman sharply looks up at me. "Well she's going to be 26 in July."

And I'm supposed to know that how?

"Well we card everyone that looks under 40," I said.

She huffed and shook her head.

I really don't see how any of this was my fault. Her daughter didn't have her ID, plain and simple. She shouldn't have been driving a car then, either.

I hate parents like that.

I ended up telling her that I wasn't going to get fined $1,000 for selling to underage people. She didn't say a word. Just gathered her stuff and walked out. Well fuck you too, lady.

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