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. TheGanjaKing

    TheGanjaKing Member

    I never make eye contact with anyone when I go out

    I love looking all dodgy and shady, as if I might snap and murder random people at any minute.

    people avoid me that way. I prefer this
     
  2. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    I don't look people in the eye hardly ever. I'm still friendly...but I more or less smile at their mouth...or forehead if the mouth is too gross to smile at. I'm always friendly and helpful, but bitch, I don't make eye contact with anyone. Makes me feel uncomfortable.
     
  3. RandomOne

    RandomOne Member

    I totally understand where they're coming from, their job sucks, they don't trust people more successful than them, and they just want to get through the day without a hard time so they can go home and do whatever it is that makes them "happy." They're not worried about social interactions right now, either they have a significant other or aren't ready for one yet, so they're keeping to themselves in public. If they were making an effort to socialize they would make eye contact, but they're just at a different place in life than you, so it's all good.

    I'd prefer they be true to themselves than slaves to company policy.
     
  4. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    They usually dont make eye contact when your buying stuff to prevent or cure a STD..
     
  5. Dave_techie

    Dave_techie I call Sheniangans

    I hate when cashiers try to make eye contact with me.

    edit: I don't like making eye contact, it feels intimate to me.
     
  6. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    Dave gets it. Eye contact is more intimate than fucking. Daniel is about the only person I can sit and look in the eye the whole time we're talking and it took a long time.
     
  7. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    That’s why guys in prison don’t make eye contact for fear of getting rear-ended :eek:


    Hotwater
     
  8. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    i'm big on eye contact. i look just about everyone in the eye.
     
  9. crankyirishgirl

    crankyirishgirl Fuck You

    I AGREE!
    I was a cashier for over a year and I fucking hated it,what sucked even more is I have social anxiety.People are such dicks to cashiers,people bitched about me so much because i never talked to them.All i wanted to do was ring them up and get them the fuck out of the store as fast as i could.One guy called me a bitch,then someone told my manager that the "scrawny blonde had an attitude".Then another time some old bitch started yelling at me becuase I didnt ask her what pump she was at, bitch was the only one getting gas,not to hard to fucking guess.I told her that our conversation was done and told the next person to step up to the counter.After a year of working there I was smoking two packs of cigarettes a day:(
     
  10. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    i'm huge on eye contact

    i'm not friends with anyone who can't hold eye contact
     
  11. daisymae

    daisymae Senior Member

    Were you buying condoms to impress her Gravity?

    I'd much rather no eye contact than annoying personality. I have my favourite cashiers at the grocery store, and I have ones I avoid.
     
  12. Zoomie

    Zoomie My mom is dead, ok?

    I'd much prefer she look me in the eye as I swipe my visa card and tell how much she'll enjoy being bent over the UPC scanner and... uh, NM.
     
  13. azucena

    azucena vagina farts

    me, too. sometimes it makes people uncomfortable :D
     
  14. deadguy

    deadguy Member

    I don't make eye contact as much as some other people. I think part of it for me, is many parents when yelling at their kids, tell them to "look at me when I'm talking to you!". Mine were like that.

    So now I equate eye contact with being in trouble. It makes me very uncomfortable in general. There are people who can put me at ease like some friends, whom I don't mind eye contact with.

    I have been told that I'm rude because of it. Well too bad buddy. WYSIWYG. Isn't too much eye contact actually considered rude in some cultures/countries? Maybe I should move to one of those! :p
     
  15. stinkfoot

    stinkfoot truth

    I've seen both sides of this.

    Sometimes customers can be colossal PRICKS and don't merit the dignity of eye contact BUT just because the guy ahead of me had a stick up his ass attitude and was hell bent on spreading his brand of "sunshine" on those he deemed beneath him doesn't mean I'm fair game for venting cashier angst. A bad experience sealing the deal may mean I take my money elsewhere and being a cashier means dealing with assholes and shitheads and not letting their brand of bullshit get to you. I'll chat often it up at the checkout and use the scripted question they're sometimes required to pump every customer with as a conversation starter...

    "May I have your zip code?"
    "No, I'm still using it."

    or
    "What- did you lose yours?"
    ----
    "Would you like to donate a dollar to...."
    "Sure- may I borrow a dollar?"

    Often I can, if temporarily, break up a monotonous day and bad mood.
     
  16. mozart_hippie

    mozart_hippie Member

    I think women sometimes avoid eye contact with men because they don't want them getting any ideas about hitting on them. Still it's nice if they give you a quick look.
     
  17. AquaLight

    AquaLight Senior Member

    Who gives a fuck..
    When I am at a shop I am there to buy shit not socialise with the cashier.
     
  18. Jaitaiyai

    Jaitaiyai Cianpo di tutti capi

    haha.. awesome. :D
     
  19. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    i hate when strangers try to make eye contact. fucking creepy as hell.

    yeah, it gets annoying when you're at a convenience store and you get some geriatric who clearly wants you to die in front of them just because they're upset that their job sucks, but it's still better than some bubbly idiot who stares at my retinas and tries to discuss every facet of my life while i'm just trying to get what i need and get on with my life.
     
  20. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

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