TalesFromRetail: "Could you please hurry"
So most customers are pretty patient when it comes to the cashier whos scanning and bagging there items, but sometimes you get those customers who just want you to work faster and almost break there items in order to bag it quickly. One day as i was working cash i had such a couple. They came over to the register with two carts full or items, and i mean full to the brim, and i begrugingly started scanning and bagging. Everyone hates seeing a full cart and everyone was looking at me very sympatheticaly as i started.
Im two very large bags in when the woman of the couples says, “Could you please hurry, were on a schedual.” I pause at that and think ‘than why the hell are you here buying what looks like an entire house worth of stuff.’ She looks to a co worker and asks her to help, because you know she doesnt have her own customers to deal with or anything. She does come over and help and again two more bags in this woman asks us to go faster, meanwhile she has glass item that were trying to be careful with. She demands a third person come over and help and at this time the line is getting a little backed up.
As we’re bagging this woman keeps checking her watch and tapping her fingers and finnaly someone in the line says “if you have somewhere to be maybe you should make stops like this your last.” She turns on this person and I can see an argment starting but she suddenly notices that shes holding up a line and wisely keeps her mouth shut. We get done her two cart and without a word of thanks to me or the other employees she says “you need to be faster next time” and leaves. The next person in line comes to my till and smiles at me saying “you did just fine, dont worry about her.” Made the whole situation a bit better