Don't you hate it when cashiers don't make eye contact when you...

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Gravity, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Gravity

    Gravity #winning

    are in the process of paying for something, and a transaction is occurring right then and there?

    I mean, I was at a local shop today, and the girl was looking down the whole time, and only made eye contact once at the beginning of the transaction.

    I say thanks and she says thanks, and she's still looking down and doesn't even look up at me...not even for a split second.

    I got a bit pissed, and find it very rude and no manners. She wasn't even smiling, but more drone-like in demeanor and tone of voice.

    Anyone else hate this kind of attitude?
     
  2. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    being a cashier really isn't the happiest place you want to be :D
     
  3. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    No, I don't hate it at all. They don't even have to greet me or anything.
    I totally understand.
     
  4. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    yeah, and when you firgure in the fact that her feet likely hurt, as well as her back, and she's afraid of black people...
     
  5. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    I've got more important things to worry about. As long as they let me purchase my items, I figure we've satisfied the requirements of our cashier-customer relationship.
     
  6. Gravity

    Gravity #winning

    Speaking as an former employee in a shop, I think you ought to at least put on a smile. It's not exactly a hard thing to do, and there's no reason to sour your customers day. The rest of what you guys mentioned sounds like utter bullshit.

    Personally I'd chat with my customers if it comes naturally, and call very regular shoppers by name. I guess it feels good because I actually, y'know, like my job.
     
  7. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    Glad you aren't my boss. I'd do my job, but you can't make me enjoy it!
     
  8. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    To sour your customers day ? Customers don't give a damn.
    Cashiers are just people, sometimes they have a bad day and yet they should smile to everyone ? It sounds like you're overthinking this and like you have way too much time on your hands and way too little understanding for other people.
     
  9. booshnoogs

    booshnoogs loves you

    Speak for yourself. For me, every bit of my self-esteem is wrapped up in whether or not cashiers like me.
     
  10. Jaitaiyai

    Jaitaiyai Cianpo di tutti capi

    It actually bugs me too, worse is when they give you the evils like it's your fault they're stuck in a crappy job they hate. A smile ain't fucking hard. :rolleyes:
     
  11. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    it really depends on the place i go to...if say i went to a gas station to pick up some snacks and gas - the cashier i could care less about...

    now if i go to Mickey D's or BK, the cashier better be the happiest fuck there is in the place or else they deserve to have eggs thrown at them
     
  12. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    I'll admit it annoys me, but then I think, hey, I don't know what's going on in their personal life, or how they're feeling today. I think, maybe they're having a tough time, I mean, you just never know.

    Then again, some people are just plain rude and shouldn't work with the public. ;)
     
  13. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    srsly, if i go to a check cashing place in the hood, nigga better be smiling or else he's getting lynched right there
     
  14. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Too bad for you :( because there’s this girl at the local CVS that just can’t keep her eyes off me and when I approach the counter, she’ll deliberately turn and bend over pretending she’s reaching for something as her short skirt rides up :cheers2:


    Hotwater
     
  15. babyhellfire

    babyhellfire Banned

    Nope.
    Actually, I much prefer it to TMI overly chatty nosy cashiers... especially if I am in a hurry, "hand me my change so I can get the eff out of here".
     
  16. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    "Bitch better have my money!"
     
  17. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    There's a few cashiers at the grocery store I shop that drive me absolutely nuts. I'd rather go in a super crowded line even if these particular cashiers that I don't care for only have one customer in their line. It's just, I want to avoid them that bad!
     
  18. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    the gas station where i used to work had this manager who'd just sit there and talk to you for HOURS. jeez!!!!
     
  19. mudpuddle

    mudpuddle MangaHippiePornStar Lifetime Supporter

    I Don't make much Eye Contact with People so I wouldn't be a Great Cashier then...
     
  20. Allonym

    Allonym cheesecake slut

    depends on the attitude involved... if its distraction, or doing stuff, its not quite so terribly offensive. if theyre being a bitch or mean, yeah i get offended.
     

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