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Anakah
11-13-2013, 11:11 PM
This annoys me to no end. Every time I go to Safeway I always get this one cashier who annoys the hell out of me. He insists on making comments about all my purchases and is usually pretty unprofessional half the time. It's like dude I hate my job too but I don't take it out on anybody.

I just got off of work and left my name tag on because if I don't I loose the damn thing. I put my stuff on the belt--two lint rollers.

SC: sucky cashier

SC: Why are you getting TWO of those? (said kind of snotty like I was an idiot)

Me; Well, one for ME and one for the husband.

SC: Your name tag is on the wrong side.

Me: Where I work it goes on that side.

SC: Well, see those little hole looking things it's supposed to go there.

*getting annoyed*

Me: Well, If i did that my name tag would be right on my boob and I prefer that guys not stare there. My company only makes shirts for dudes so they didn't think of the placement.

It's like STFU asshole. Like I wanted to go into that after work and having to be nice to idiots all day.

I know I was probably being sensitive but he does this to me EVERYTIME and I've watched him do it to others. Why does he feel the need to comment on things that are none of his business? I am shy enough and hate having so much focus and I don't like being scrutinized for what I am buying. Thank god I was't buying pads. I'm sure that would go over real well.

Ophbalance
11-13-2013, 11:26 PM
If not an asshole, I'm voting autistic. This sounds like what comes from my second eldest who's on the spectrum.

MoonCat
11-14-2013, 01:19 AM
I don't care what his reason is, I would be telling him it's none of his business.

Sunshine
11-14-2013, 01:45 AM
Id just look at him. Dont explain. Just stare....it freaks them out

Pixilated
11-14-2013, 05:12 AM
I second Sunshine. Don't engage him at all beyond whatever is actually relevant to the business at hand ("Okay, and my total is ... ?") If he doesn't stop, or if things get worse (because he's pissed that you're not responding), I would definitely complain to somebody higher up in the food chain. Or you could reply with, "Why do you want to know?" or "What business is it of yours?" if you want to lapse into genuine rudeness (problem with that, of course, is the whole situation could escalate very fast). In any case, it's none of his damn business what you're buying or why, nor where you've got your nametag.

ADeMartino
11-14-2013, 01:50 PM
My actual response to one such individual once: "Do you have a warrant? If not, then it's none of your damned business, chum."

AyreBiskits
11-14-2013, 06:04 PM
i would go back and buy 14 enimas, whipped cream and a tube of superglue. if he says anything, say "i'm building a fort", then just walk away, leave the items sitting on the counter.

really none of his business

mathnerd
11-14-2013, 06:21 PM
Go back and buy 12 boxes of tampons, a few boxes of pads, 3 or 4 bottles of astroglide and a couple cucumbers...

Pixilated
11-14-2013, 06:41 PM
Go back and buy 12 boxes of tampons, a few boxes of pads, 3 or 4 bottles of astroglide and a couple cucumbers...

:lol: And when he asks, respond with a mysterious smile and, "Wouldn't you like to know ..."

Cecily
11-14-2013, 08:02 PM
This is the perfect place for the Frosty Glare (TM). Any reply / explanation is just going to keep him harping away.

DerangedHermit
11-14-2013, 08:58 PM
Go back and buy 12 boxes of tampons, a few boxes of pads, 3 or 4 bottles of astroglide and a couple cucumbers...

Someone did the same thing on my brother's line, but they also added a pineapple and a plunger :brainbleach:

thatcrazyredhead
11-14-2013, 10:34 PM
There's a cashier like that at my local Walmart. She's some kind of "special." Once, some friends and I were buying a bunch of soda, snacks, and booze for a party. She said, "Oooo, are you having a party?!" When we said yes, she asked if she could come. And it didn't seem like a joke. None of us said anything, just looked at each other like, "Is this nut for real?"

smileyeagle1021
11-15-2013, 02:57 AM
There's a cashier like that at my local Walmart. She's some kind of "special." Once, some friends and I were buying a bunch of soda, snacks, and booze for a party. She said, "Oooo, are you having a party?!" When we said yes, she asked if she could come. And it didn't seem like a joke. None of us said anything, just looked at each other like, "Is this nut for real?"

I used to joke like that when I was a cashier... I did a better job of making it clear it was a joke though (oh a party, my invitation must have been lost in the mail, right ;) )... even then though, that was only with regulars that I knew well enough to know that they appreciated that kind of humor... would never imagine doing that with just another customer in line.

EricKei
11-15-2013, 03:57 PM
T She said, "Oooo, are you having a party?!" When we said yes, she asked if she could come. And it didn't seem like a joke.
Why, sure! the party ends at around 9, so be there for 8:30 so you can get a head start on cleaning the place up! ;)

Eevie
11-16-2013, 03:24 PM
Ugh, I hate it when I get comments on my purchases. Once, when I was on a school hour trip, we stopped at a convenience store for some snacks. I decided to get some candy for myself and he girls I was rooming with. I picked out about three different bags and went to check out. These were small bags, too, nothing ridiculous. Cashier steps in with, "Wow, sweetie, that's A LOT of gummy worms! Someone's hungry!" Bitch.

KatherineB
11-16-2013, 10:35 PM
Ugh, I hate it when I get comments on my purchases. Once, when I was on a school hour trip, we stopped at a convenience store for some snacks. I decided to get some candy for myself and he girls I was rooming with. I picked out about three different bags and went to check out. These were small bags, too, nothing ridiculous. Cashier steps in with, "Wow, sweetie, that's A LOT of gummy worms! Someone's hungry!" Bitch.

You know, the first thing that sprang to mind when I read that (and which I shall use if I ever am in that situation) is "Well, actually, I'd been planning to buy them for you because I thought you might need a treat, but given that remark, I think I'll keep them for myself."

Bet that shuts them up! :D

Pagan
11-17-2013, 12:34 AM
Id just look at him. Dont explain. Just stare....it freaks them out

Give 'em one of these.
http://bit.ly/tdgFMa

shopgirl15
11-20-2013, 05:16 PM
Once I had to run to the store to buy sandwich bread and meats and such, get the comment: "That's a lot of sandwiches!"

I get she way probably trying to be friendly, but I had to keep myself from saying "No shit, Sherlock."

strawbabies
11-20-2013, 05:56 PM
DH and I are friends with another couple. The husband in the other couple used to have no problem buying feminine hygiene products for his wife. Then the loudmouthed old lady checker at Food Lion exclaimed for everyone in hearing distance what a nice man he was for doing it. Now he's too embarrassed.

cashierbex
11-20-2013, 05:59 PM
I get the opposite. People tell me. "oh these aren't for me..." No wonder why I get those kinds of people.

mathnerd
11-20-2013, 09:04 PM
I went to the store today and purchased a jumbo bag of chocolate, a case of my favorite soda, a heating pad, pain relievers and a package of feminine hygiene products. The male cashier says to me "bad day?" I swear if I could have killed him right then I would have.

raudf
11-20-2013, 11:25 PM
Well, to be honest, given the heating pad and pain relievers, I might have asked the same thing.

My store sold booze, so I'd see that line up with boozy or the male version without the tampons/pads and double the booze. Add to that the usually haggard expression on the face and I was very tempted to ask them if they were having a bad shift!

Early twenties woman, pads, lube, condoms, whip cream, bananas, giggling up a storm. I didn't bat an eye. I was so proud of myself for actually not saying what I was thinking to that girl!

mathnerd
11-21-2013, 12:49 AM
Thing is, you never know the story behind the purchases. This has been a particarly brutal week for me and to add to the misery, I had actually stopped on the way home from the hospital, having spent most of the day in the ER with my father even though all I wanted to do is curl into a ball and cry. I was only able to leave the hospital because my mom finally showed up and they were admitting my dad. Maybe on a less stressful day if have reacted better.

Gizmo
11-21-2013, 12:54 PM
Thing is, you never know the story behind the purchases. This has been a particarly brutal week for me and to add to the misery, I had actually stopped on the way home from the hospital,

Yeah, I once caught a cab at 7am in the morning to the hospital. The cab driver asked "doing anything nice today?" Umm... no. I was going back to the hospital to meet up with Mum who'd stayed all night with my stepfather and he'd passed away about 30 minutes before. Cab driver was a little "oh, I stepped in it..." as he should be.

hugs about your Dad Mathnerd.