A guy at the self checkout waved me over and started mumbling while I was still far away. When I went up to him I said:

Me: “Sorry, I didn’t hear you. What?”

Customer: *Thrusts coupon at me but doesn’t say anything*

I stood there for a second irritated and waited for him to say something but he wasn’t saying anything, so I asked:

Me: “Is it not working or something?”

Customer: “It’s not scanning, see!! *snatches coupon out of my hand and starts waving it in front of the scanner*

Me: *Starts questioning all the decisions in my life that led to this moment*

What is a good way to grab someone's attention when you don't know their gender?

I hate using “sir” or “ma'am” if I don’t know the person’s gender. As a cashier, sometime a customer leaves before their card went through or they forgot their change and I need to get their attention but I’m not certain what a gender neutral polite title would be. You can’t look at someone and know their gender and I hate to be presumptuous.

So lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of things making fun of cashiers or other people being unable to do mental math, and I just wanna say, to everyone who mocks those people, or who thinks they’re stupid, or who “worry for their generation” when someone can’t mentally work out, say, how much change you get if you give them $10 when your order was like $7.38?

FUCK YOU. No, really. Fuck you.

Those cashiers aren’t “stupid”, they aren’t “being lazy”, they aren’t uneducated. Guess what? SOME PEOPLE CANNOT DO MENTAL MATH. At all. Their brains just cannot process it and so if you break their concentration or give them something beyond the very basic 10s or what not? They naturally are going to get confused.

I had a mental test today which tested me with mental math. Counting down from 100, we subtracted 7 each time. You know how far I got before I completely lost track and got confused? 93. That’s right, just the second time I didn’t know what to do. Because hey, guess what, I can’t do mental math. My brain isn’t wired that way.

So if you mock someone for not knowing how to count anything in their heads, regardless of what it is? You’re a terrible, shitty person.

Things Retail workers HATE:

• “I wanna speak to your manager!”
• *tells you the price of every item as they’re taking it out of their cart*
• “Do you work here??”
• *Gives you half of their order saying they don’t want it anymore*
• *checks out 5 min after the store closes*
• *hides things in random spots of the store*
• *watches- as their baby is sucking on an item, then puts it back afterwards*
• *Lets their kids ‘pretend’ shop- filling the cart with random things*
• *asks you to take off items, then changes their mind*
• *spends 10 minutes looking for a coupon as their checking out*
• *silences you* “I’m on the phone.”
• *Leaves their garbage behind items on the shelf*

Squidward is Retail

You guys ever realize how accurate Squidaward was in terms of employees and customer service. 

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Photo tech problems

Me: takes a passport pic for customer, shows them the result.
Cust: “I don’t like it, can we take it again?“
Me: “Sure, how’s this one?”
Cust: “Eww nooo, can we take it again?”
Me: “How about this one?”
Cust: “No”
Me: “How’s this?”
Cust: “No”
Me: “This one’s nice.”
Cust: “Eww no.”
Me: “This one?”
Cust: “No”
Me: ?
Cust: “No”
Me: ?
Cust: “No”

(30 years later)

Me: ?
Customer: “Eww NO!!!”

conversation in a supermarket in germany
  • cashier, offering me the receipt: bon?
  • me, not paying attention: gracias
  • cashier, slightly confused: ?? ...have a good day?
  • me, embarrassed: äh, danke, gleichfalls!
  • me: *takes bags and runs*