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Customers suck.

The customers are working my very last nerve today. I just had a guy give me the old "but I've been a customer here for twenty years!" line when I told him that we had to hold his expensive bottle of essential oil at the desk until he was ready to check out. Guess what, bucko: if you've been shopping here for twenty years, then you should already know that it's our store policy to hold oils at the desk until the customer checks out.

And I'm still mad at the fucking bitch who called this morning looking for a supplement for her dog, but who was apparently unable to turn down her television or speak in a reasonable tone of voice. She eventually hung up on me because of the honest answer I gave to her question "well, what if it wasn't my dog -- what if I told you that I had severe anemia?" (in case you're wondering, the answer was "I'd suggest you see a doctor, or ask you what your doctor recommended.").

People, we are a grocery store. I went to film school, OK? Do you really want me to treat and diagnose your medical conditions? Trust me -- if something's wrong, you want to seek actual medical attention.



x-posted to customers_suck

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(Anonymous)
Feb. 2nd, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
At first I read "anemia" as "amnesia," and thought "Wait, so how would this lady know that her dog had amnesia???"
flamingjune07
Feb. 2nd, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
Ah, sorry, that was me.
hopita
Feb. 2nd, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Best. Comment. Ever.
furious_mold
Feb. 2nd, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
This post reminded me of when I worked at Whole Foods.

Best angry-for-no-reason-customer line I ever heard: How dare you? I don't like the Amish, and I don't want their simple cheese." (after I suggested an aged cheddar to her)
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furious_mold
Feb. 3rd, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
Ah, I got that question a few times.

I also had a laugh when people asked for "Par-mee-zee-ann"
cheese.

hopita
Feb. 3rd, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Wait -- people don't know how to pronounce parmesan? Seriously?
furious_mold
Feb. 3rd, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
Yes. It shocked me the first time it happened. Mostly because I thought, "Here I am, working behind a cheese counter in a grocery store I can barely afford to shop in...and this bougie asshole doesn't know how to pronounce parmesan. Maybe I shouldn't feel so bad about having this job...."
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furious_mold
Feb. 3rd, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
Ah, yes.

YES!

So, you work with cheese? Or have past experiences in cheese?

lol

Edited at 2008-02-03 05:25 am (UTC)
morrigan716
Feb. 3rd, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
That's the reason I quit working retail. I'm so not a patient person or a people person.
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