50+ Things That Are Annoying To Cashiers and Sales Associates
If you work in retail like I do, you will relate to this, but if you don’t, these are things that you probley do that are super annoying to us! These are 50 things that annoy the crap out of us whether were cashiering or on the Sales Floor.
I am not going to name where I work because I don’t want anyone whining about anything. These problems happen just about everywhere. These are not in any particular order either. (There all equally annoying lol)
1. When a customer comes up to check out and they sit the hand basket on the belt and expects YOU to unload their items. NO! Just like items in a cart, you need to unload your own stuff!
2. Letting your kids run around like it their own personal playground. No! That’s what the park is for, don’t let your kids tear the store up!
3. Just because you wanna shop and your kids are such a pain, do not let them push around a play cart, or play with the toys. You know you will leave it in a random isle and wont buy it.
4. Please, DO NOT open items up before they are paid for. If you don’t like it, bring it back and return it. I get tired of finding curtains, bedding, small appliances, etc. that people open up and leave on the shelf all ripped open, and then they take a nice, pretty packaged one off the shelf, not the one they just ripped to shreds.
5. When your zoning or facing an isle and someone just comes up behind you or on the side of you and just stands there expecting you to turn and ask if the need help. No, if you need help, ask, but don’t just stand there and stare at me. Its creepy.
6. When your in an isle and customers are near, and they know your there and you hear them saying “lets ask her” or one spouse to another whispering “go ask her.” That’s awkward.
7. Same thing when they say to one another “I don’t know where its at” or “I dont know if they have it” and your right there and you kind of have to ask them if they need help. If we walk away its kind of obvious we don’t wanna help you.
8. When you decide to bring in all 10 of you kids and they each pick out a toy and you want them to each get rang out sepertaly so they can each pay with there own money. (That is sometimes all in change.) That is super annoying, Just pay all together and make my life easier and not to mention the line of people behind you.
9. When you have items like furniture, bikes, lawn and patio, They don’t want the one thats on the floor ready to go, no, they want one from the backroom in its box. Sorry, that’s not happening, you will take this one or none at all. I will fib and tell them that’s all we got. Sorry!!!
10. Just because there is a dent or a banged up corner on the box, that does not mean you can have a new one from the back or a discount Only if the actual item is damaged you will get a discount.
11. Crazy coupon ladies with a million coupons trying to be slick. If your coupon is expired, exceeds the items value, not the right items, not enough items, you will not be using that coupon and don’t get mad about it!!
12. Please if you decide against and item, take it to the cashier or a sales associate, don’t just leave it somewhere. Its a lot of work to collect and put all that stuff back.
13. DO NOT eat or drink items before its paid for. We have this problem a lot. We don’t know if you intend on paying for it, or trashing the rapper. Its not right and illegal!! (Stealing)
14. The fitting rooms are for cloths only! Tops and bottoms, no socks, undies, belts, accessories, nothing like that. Also, obviously no other items either, I don’t care if your cart has your kid + items, you will have to leave the items out! That’s why we check and count everything so you don’t go in with 5 and come out with 3!
15. If you want you items bagged a certain way, you better be bagging it yourself! If you come threw my line and piss me off, I will freaking put your cleaning supplies in with your food or cloths.
16. Stop being petty and just sit you stuff on the dam belt. Yes it may be a little grubby but get over it!! You can wash you cloths, because they will get dirty anyways!
17. Don’t put all your stuff up and neglect to put a divider up!! Not just so I can tell when your order stops and the next one starts, but do it for the next customer to be nice. Don’t get mad at me when I start ringing up stuff that’s not yours!!
18. When you come threw my line and your on your phone and I acknowledge you, you better reply and don’t ignore me! Super rude! Otherwise you wont get a goodbye greeting and your bags will be over filled and your bread will be at the bottom of the bag!
19. If your card declines, that’s not our fault! Registers don’t tell us why your card declined. You need to know how much you have before you go shopping!
20. When your order is $5.98 and you only have a $5 bill and the rest change, you have to count out 98 cents…..that’s a pain to have to wait for you to count out all your change,
21. When we already have bagged your stuff and then you decide to tell us you have reusable bags. I’m not unpacking your stuff that’s already in plastic bags. Sorry!
22. With the canvas bags, don’t request one item per bag so you get the extra discount…and older people especially, don’t request one item per bag because you think it’s too heavy! If you can’t carry bags, bring someone with you who can.
23. When your up at customer service and you got your own work to do and people come over wanting you to ring them out because the line at the lanes is ‘too long’ (sarcastically.) No, you’ll wait in line like everybody else!
24. Also, the lines might be long and they see you and try to tell you that the lines are long and we need more cashiers. Well we may not have anyone else available at the moment so you will have to wait!
25. Please don’t try to tell me how to do my job! I have worked at the same place for 8 years and I know what I’m doing! It’s insulting when people try to correct me or tell me if I’m not doing something right. I have the right to refuse service or say no in certain situations!
26. Don’t demand things. If you need something, ask. Demanding will get you nowhere.
27. We’re not stupid, if you want to break big change you will have to go to a bank. We can break a $20, that’s fine but we can’t do any more than that. People will play the “confusion game” trying to break big bills and give and take bills and try to get you to give more than they gave you.
28. Stuff gets put in the wrong place ALL the time. If it’s less than $5, fine, whatever… well change it. We still have to verify what’s going on with it though, I it was in the wrong spot, or if its an old sign. But if it’s a big difference, no I can not change it. You need to make sure what you pick up is what the price is on the shelf. No, you are not getting a discount because you didn’t read. If there are multiple ones in the wrong spot, fine we’ll give you a 10% discount, but we are not giving you a item that is $50 for $30….sorry!!
29. So once again, we’re not stupid. If you think you can rip the tag off and we’re not going to find the right price….you got another thing coming! All of our clothing has a tag on the inside where we can type in the item number, and if it doesn’t we have to call back to that department and get numbers for that item or something close to it. So don’t think that we’ll just have to take your word on it because no we cant trust you!!
30. Plain and simple, if you curse or are being rude, you will not be helped and will be asked to leave. We do not tolerate people being dramatic and causing scenes.
31. This is for all the teenybobbers. You cannot ride skateboards, bikes or those wheely shoes in the store! You will be asked to stop and if I have to ask you 2 or 3 times you will be asked to leave!
32. We get a truck every night. We stock the shelves every day, but sometimes we will be out of things. Especially when they are on sale or promotion. Don’t get mad at me because we’re out of something. I can check the back room (if your nice to me), I can check other stores, but if we’re out, there is nothing I can do. No, we don’t ship from other stores, do pick ups or give you gas money because you drove “all the way over here” or you have to go to another store.
33. We don’t sell alcohol (thank goodness) but we do sell medicine, and for that we have to check ALL ID’s, it doesn’t matter if your 18 or 88, we have to check AND scan your ID. Its not because I cant tell your the proper age, its because you cant buy more than 4 in one day and because we are trying to prevent people from using medicine for the wrong reasons.
34. I get so tired of people asking me if we carry alcohol and getting mad because we don’t. Get over it! You don’t need it in the first place!!
35. Don’t go shopping and pick up a whole cart of crap and then realize when your in line, that you don’t have enough money. Then we have to put all the stuff away!
36. If your trying to get help, DO NOT try yelling, clapping, or whistleing from all the way down the isle. You walk up and say “Excuse me….” and then ask your question.
37. Always say “hi” or “excuse me” first before asking your question. Don’t just walk up to us and say the item your looking for like “cat food?” or “lightbulbs?” Its rude and not polite.
38. When you come threw my line and I greet you, please be polite an greet me back!
39. I’m sorry but if your not American, you need to know English! Don’t have you children come up to me to ask me a question because you cant. Your the parent! Its so annoying when you try to make your child the middle man or translator.
40. Things have to be fair for everyone. Don’t get mad when we cant hold something because its on sale, promotion or clearance. We have to make it first come, first serve so everyone has a fair chance at getting a particular item. And, for items we do hold, its only 24 hrs…if you miss the deadline, that’s your problem, not ours.
41. You cannot bring in your dog inside your purse or cart. Service dogs are pretty recognizable. Chihuahuas are not service dogs. Any dog that is not well behaved, doesn’t have the proper vest or papers doesn’t quaify. Claming that your dog is for your “anxiety” or “depression" doesn’t count. You will be asked to leave but are welcome to come back minus the pooch.
42. It gets annoying when people are constantly saying phrases like "you look bord” or “its not scanning, I guess its free”……..just stop. Please, lol
43. When you come in to make a return and you have no packaging, no receipt, nothng and you still want a return…you will have to go to the Salesfloor and get that item so we can return it for you (because we need the bar code), and YES you will have to wait in line again. Don’t get mad because your the one who threw all the important stuff away and don’t try coming over to the side to show us or cut in front of other people because we still have to process it!
44. No, you cannot test out the items before you purchase them! We have displays but they are nonworking, but that doesn’t mean you can test out the one you pick out.
45. Don’t come in at 10:46 and want to go shopping when we close at 11. When 11 hits, yes were going to be aggressive to get you out because we want to go home too! Don’t get mad becaue we are rushing you, you should try to wait right before close to want to shop!
46. If you wait til the last minute for something, especially during the holidays, don’t cry to us because were sold out. It happens.
47. When you try on cloths at the Fitting Room, be courteous and bring ALL your items out (Everyone should bring there items out but you don’t have to worry about cloths that others have left, just your stuff) and put them back on the hangers and don’t leave hem inside out!
48. I am not your maid! DO NOT leave trash, cups or anything on the shelves! We have trash cans threw out the store. Do you want to shop in a store where people leave garbage for others to clean up?!
49. When you come to check out don’t get mad if you happen to come into my line and my light is out. I will politely tell you “I’m sorry, I’m closed." You need to pay attention to see if the lane is still open!
50. Don’t expect me to put your bags in the cart. Putting your cart in front of the register wont do any good either. That’s your job.
51. Non American/English speaking folk, don’t try to hand me your phone to talk to someone that speaks our language. And don’t get mad when I cant understand you, therefore I cant help you! Plus, I’m not going to get into trouble by holding/using your phone and dropping it. NOPE.
52. Every store has a policy. Don’t get mad at me because I follow policy.
53. Don’t decide you don’t want a cold food item up front. Don’t like it, but we have to defect and toss It out even if its only been 10 minutes. So don’t be wasteful!
54. Just because we may let something slide one time, that doesn’t mean it will happen every time! So don’t try saying "but they did it last time.” It was a one time thing!!
55. Don’t interrupt me if I am with another customer. Wait your turn and I will be with you as soon as I’m done helping the first person.
56. If you knock something over or off a rack, pick it up! I’m sure your parents hopefully taught you some manners! If I see you neglect to pick something up, I will call you out on it!
57. If you grabbed more item than anticipated, don’t try to steal my cart I am using for returns….walk your lazy butt up front and get your own cart. And don’t be picky about your cart either, they are all dirty, noisy and worn out.
58. When the lights go out at 11, you should know we are CLOSED and shouldn’t have to push you up front!
59. Sorry, don’t get mad when you cant buy our displays when were out of it. Most of them are non working or non safe anyways.
60. NO, we do not have a gluten free section. Its just the same as the normal stuff….geez stop asking….
61. I know your in a hurry but no you cant use our vehicles we use for our work. Got a heavy item on it? One of us has to push it, you cant so stop crying…if your in a hurry don’t be shopping right now!
I was going to post “I love grocery shopping” sarcastically, but honestly, I really do enjoy finding the best deals and taking a full day to visit a few different stores.
I’m no crazy coupon clipper, I have absolutely no idea how those people manage to get store credit with 3 carts of food, but I’ll go to 4 stores in a day to get the best prices on the shopping list items.
Hello! I'm new to this blog, but your works are amazing! I've anyways wanted to cosplay, but I'm also super dirt poor. How can I get the best effects for cosplay while also staying super cheap? I'd love a response, thank you!
First of all, thank you! I always get really warm and fuzzy inside when someone says they appreciate my work! <3
Now, onto the main question.
Let me be really clear here: The way I cosplay is not cheap. It requires a large initial investment (sewing machine, heat gun, dremel, etc.) as well as continually buying materials for new cosplays.
But you don’t have to cosplay like I cosplay!
You can make cosplay a cheap(er) hobby by sticking to closet cosplays, or thrifted cosplays, or borrowing cosplays from helpful friends, or buying secondhand cosplays through Facebook groups and whatnot. I personally just bought some really wonderful pieces from @dangerous-ladies at a good price because they’re trying to clean out their multitude of wonderful costumes! Always keep an eye out for good deals from other costumers.
Also, Don’t forget that in addition to cosplay construction/purchasing costs, you’ll probably want to wear your cosplay to a convention. You have to learn to balance the cost of your style of cosplay with your convention costs.
For a small local convention, you might only be looking at a $40 ticket, but don’t forget to factor in travel costs ($5-$10), food costs (another $20 for lunch and dinner, conservatively), and any additional merchandise you might buy, which can easily round out to $100 for a weekend. Larger cons that include more travel, hotel stays, and higher-priced tickets, can easily run you $300+.
That being said, there are ways to keep costs down and quality up. Here are a couple of my favorites:
Budget your money. Figure out how much money it will take for you to create a costume. How much are you willing to spend for the cosplay between now and the convention? $100 might be a bit much to drop all at once for cosplay materials, but $20 over the course of 5 months isn’t so bad. Make it part of your monthly budget. I, for example, try to keep my cosplay materials spending below $100/month based on my income and (lack of) hobbies. Sometimes I fail, but I recognize when I’ve gone over budget and immediately stop spending money after that.
Budget your time. “Fast, Cheap, Good. Pick two.” This is one hundred percent true. If you want your cosplay to look good but still be as cheap as possible, you need to start planning far in advance. Find the materials you want, then stalk them until they go on sale. Coupon like crazy (see below). Visit thrift shops multiple times in search of that perfect item. Haggle at thrift shops! This also applies to working with cheaper materials. Yes, you can make cardboard and paper mache armor look good, but it requires a LOT of time and patience. Make lists of the parts of the costume, your method for making them, the cost of making them, and how long you think each task will take. The Cosplanner app is REALLY good for this (although I personally prefer pen and paper).
Keep an open material mind. Always keep an eye out for things that could become cosplay materials. I’ve used food containers in my wigs, traveled to a butcher shop for free vinyl, taken home stiff paper from my workplace, butchered old clothes for patterns and fabric, covered old oatmeal containers in craft foam,
Coupon, coupon, coupon. Whatever your favorite chain fabric & craft store is, sign the heck up for all those coupons. I only go to JoAnn (Hancock is closing and I don’t go to Hobby Lobby for personal reasons), but I’m signed up for their mail coupons, text message coupons, in-app coupons, and have promos sent to two of my email addresses. As long as the coupons all have different codes, they will work. Just last weekend, I used two 40% and two 50% off coupons from different sources and saved over $60 on fabric!
One thing to note, though, is that coupons do not stack. So if you have a 50% off a single item coupon and a 20% off your total order coupon, the 20% off does not apply to the 50% item. It takes 20% off only the things that are not on sale (and have not been couponed).
Thrifting. Thrift shops are amazing. You never know what you’ll find! Be sure to keep an open mind when browsing – that old ugly embroidered muumuu? Cut out the embroidery and make it appliqué! That dress that is the perfect cut but wrong color for the character? Dye it, or use it as a pattern! Many thrift shops also have places for notions and fabric which you can get at incredible prices. Look at the bedding area as well – sometimes you can pick up bedsheets for cheap to make mockups out of!
Wholesale Fabrics (and everything). Finding wholesale fabric stores in your area and online is a lifesaver. It’s like thrift shopping but with fabric! I swear by Jomar, which basically a fabric + garage sale store, but these are only located near Philadelphia. I also am very fond of Fabric Wholesale Direct, which has a large selection of formal polyester fabrics for very cheap ($2/yd organza and charmeuse?! You betcha!)
I also buy many things from eBay and AliExpress, especially when I need bulk amounts. Buying 50,000 rhinestones through Amazon or Michael’s will run you $100 or so, but buying through other online stores will be $20. Always do your research, buy bulk when you know you’ll use it, and have enough time to wait for 15+ days of shipping.
Wigs? Wigs are often the most expensive part of the costume. If you can’t afford Arda quality thickness, you can always get wigs from eBay, Amazon or AliExpress and learn to splice them together and style and cut them yourself. It takes longer, and the fiber quality isn’t usually as good, but you can make even cheap wigs look fantastic with enough skill and patience!
Cosplay without the con. Go to local one-day events! Volunteer with cosplay charities! Join a princess party business (that way you can make money *and* cosplay, albeit subject to the terms of your company). Gather your local friends for a cosplay picnic! Ask your parent/sibling/friend/etc if they wouldn’t mind taking pictures of you in cosplay while you’re running around town! Film silly videos in costume! While the convention scene is fun, it’s also overwhelming and expensive if you do it too often. Nowadays, I find myself cosplaying outside of conventions more and more, even though I began my cosplay journey by attending them.
A lot of cosplaying cheaply and well comes down to how much time and effort you’re willing to put in, and remembering to keep an open mind when it comes to materials. I would also recommend checking out @cosplaying-on-a-budget for some money-saving tips, as well as browsing Pinterest for out-of-the-box ideas.
Hopefully this helps, and I wish you the best of luck on your cosplay journey!!
don’t mind my absolutely horridly messy room, but my swimsuits4all order came through (tiny back story, their website fucked up and allowed people to stack coupons like crazy and i got 400 dollars worth of suits and coverups for 25 dollars. …yes. 25 dollars.)
but holy CRAP that would be the only way i could ever afford this gabifresh ‘nala’ bikini! i’m in love!
very informal pics and i’ll take better ones soon. eeeeeee!