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Old 01-29-2013, 05:44 AM   #91
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I knew DH was stopping at the store for a few things on his way home tonight, so I asked him to grab me a box of tampons. He said the lady behind him at the checkout line said "I don't know many men who are brave enough to buy something like that for their wife".

DH looked at her and said "they're not for the wife, they're for me, I use them to clean my shotgun."

He said she mumbled something and shut up, which is what he wanted. Unfortunately, the checkout guy spent the rest of the time telling him what a great idea that was!
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:58 AM   #92
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It bugs me when they say anything that's negative. I don't mind, "These strawberries sure look good," or, "I love these things," but other types of comments make me uncomfortable.

One time I had to go to CVS to buy pin worm medicine. Pin worms are worms that are in a very private part of your body. (They come out in your bowel movements.) One of my young sons had them, and I treated his naturally with garlic (don't ask what I did with it). The instructions for pin worm treatment said you should treat everyone in the family. I was sure I didn't have them, plus I was pregnant and didn't want to take unneeded treatments, but DH decided to treat himself, and he didn't feel like getting intimate with garlic, so I bought him the regular (oral) medicine.

Well, when I handed the medicine, which was called Anti-Pin Worm Medicine, to the cashier, she said, "What are those?" I was fumbling in my purse and just acted like I hadn't heard her. Then she said, "Well, I never heard of those things." I just ignored her. I know that's rude, but I didn't want to discuss what type of creatures my husband may or may not have in his digestive tract. And no, she couldn't have been commenting on anything else because it was the only thing I bought. Very inappropriate. It's probably a good idea to just never comment on medicines.
This falls under the category of THINGS YOU CAN'T UNREAD.

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:34 AM   #93
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This was a few years ago so I can't remember the exact details but basically I bought a lunch box for my nephew with his favorite sports team logo. He opened it on Christmas morning and we discovered that the zipper didn't work. I brought it back to the store with the receipt the next day and the cashier made a comment about how I'm lucky whoever bought this for me kept the receipt since it was such a cheap gift!! My husband and I both didn't know what to say. Not only was it rude but why the heck would she think two grown adults would get a lunch box as a gift?? ( it was obviously a child's lunch box)
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:02 PM   #94
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What did I say? I honestly thought that maybe she was young and didn't understand or something.
Nothing it want not directed at you. Sorry!
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:15 PM   #95
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Nothing it want not directed at you. Sorry!
I figured it out after. Sorry about that.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #96
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Wow. A teachable moment here. Let's discuss, but not degrade.
Yes a little harsh -I am sorry. I just think it was a joke and she did not need to try and get the cashier in trouble. I am sensitive because I think of my girls and the customer abuse they have taken. Most are nice but then you have those that find fault with everything.
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This thread reminded me of an incident way back when I lived on LI. The cashier picked up a bag of Kirby cucumbers off the belt....you know, the little ones....and wailed at the top of her lungs "EEEEEEW, PICKLES!!". People stopped dead in their tracks and stared.

I had no idea what to say. To this day, I wonder what traumatic experience involving pickles she'd had to cause that reaction.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #98
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I get comments all the time too. A lot at Trader Joes, I think it must be required that they chat up the customers. But it's friendly, and mostly along the lines of "this is so good", or "have you tried this before?"

Sometimes it's funny. Like the Whole Foods cashier that seemed baffled by my brussels sprouts, like he had never seen them before. It was "so how do you cook these?" Maybe he was new.

Don't know why, but Costco is where you really get the once over from other people in line, and people asking about stuff. Have to admit, I enjoy looking too.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:26 PM   #99
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The only two times I felt a bit uncomfortable was once when something weighed my grapes and told me the price and then asked if I was sure I wanted them and when I said yes had some sort of comment about how expensive that was and was I really sure I wanted them? It made me feel a bit judged about how I was spending my money, but I just figured that I was lucky to be able to afford the fruit my kids liked.
This actually has a valid reason behind it, depending on the store and procedures they have. I would say (as a cashier) that about one out of every five customers I get finds out something is more expensive then they realized, and decide not to purchase it. Not a problem, unless I've already totaled the purchase out, in which I then have to delete the entire transaction (requiring a manager or supervisor to do it), and ring every item up again. These voids are all counted at the end of the night, and we could potentially get in trouble for them. I also worked at a McDonald's where if you added something to your order, even a cup of free ice, you had to get a manager to take it off, we didn't have that ability.

I'm betting that the cashier probably thought that you didn't know the price and wanted to make sure you were fully aware of it before you were ready to pay.
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This actually has a valid reason behind it, depending on the store and procedures they have. I would say (as a cashier) that about one out of every five customers I get finds out something is more expensive then they realized, and decide not to purchase it. Not a problem, unless I've already totaled the purchase out, in which I then have to delete the entire transaction (requiring a manager or supervisor to do it), and ring every item up again. These voids are all counted at the end of the night, and we could potentially get in trouble for them. I also worked at a McDonald's where if you added something to your order, even a cup of free ice, you had to get a manager to take it off, we didn't have that ability.

I'm betting that the cashier probably thought that you didn't know the price and wanted to make sure you were fully aware of it before you were ready to pay.
I hadn't even considered that. That may very well be why she questioned me and she would have hated to have to void one of my orders--I shop once a week for a family of 5 and my basket is full! Thanks.
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One of my 'bagger' stories happened at my regular grocery store.

The bagger was new, and he was young.

He filled my 2 paper bags then the last thing to come down the belt was my long loaf of French bread.

I was watching him as he picked it up, looking at it curiously, and made an attempt to put it in each bag. It wouldn't stay in either without it tipping out.

Finally he had that "light bulb" look and he proceeded to fold the loaf in half and then it fit in one of the bags.

I didn't say a word but had a huge smile on my face as I walked out.
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This actually has a valid reason behind it, depending on the store and procedures they have. I would say (as a cashier) that about one out of every five customers I get finds out something is more expensive then they realized, and decide not to purchase it. Not a problem, unless I've already totaled the purchase out, in which I then have to delete the entire transaction (requiring a manager or supervisor to do it), and ring every item up again. These voids are all counted at the end of the night, and we could potentially get in trouble for them. I also worked at a McDonald's where if you added something to your order, even a cup of free ice, you had to get a manager to take it off, we didn't have that ability.

I'm betting that the cashier probably thought that you didn't know the price and wanted to make sure you were fully aware of it before you were ready to pay.
That's pretty funny you say that actually (and true). I bought some grapes once but didn't see the sign for how much they were, besides, they were grapes. So she rings them up, says how much and I was shocked! Turns out they were really expensive for some reason, or at least way more then I would normally pay. I said nevermind. Was so glad she said something because I would have been pretty upset with myself otherwise.
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One of my 'bagger' stories happened at my regular grocery store.

The bagger was new, and he was young.

He filled my 2 paper bags then the last thing to come down the belt was my long loaf of French bread.

I was watching him as he picked it up, looking at it curiously, and made an attempt to put it in each bag. It wouldn't stay in either without it tipping out.

Finally he had that "light bulb" look and he proceeded to fold the loaf in half and then it fit in one of the bags.

I didn't say a word but had a huge smile on my face as I walked out.


My hubbs would have had to stage an intervention to save that poor checker...oh my! Kudos to you for just rolling with it.

I use the self check out line and do self bagging and it keeps everyone at my house (me especially) much happier!
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