time for a story;
when i was at work today, i had just finished helping a customer with a larger order. the other cashier was also doing a larger order, and there was another woman in line. so, i told the woman i could help her at my till. but alas, another woman comes bolting from the aisle, having obviously heard me, and came up to the counter.
i said: “i’m sorry, but i have to help this woman first. she was in line before you and i just called her over.”
the woman who i had called over was already on my side, and i wasn’t about to make her walk all the way to the other till again. the woman who had wanted to check out first gave me a snarl and muttered under her breath, “does it really matter?” in response, i said, “yes, it really does matter, ma’am.” and i sent her over to the other side. i know, i know. i’m not supposed to be rude or sarcastic to customers. the customer is always right. not. if someone is going to be rude to me and other customers, then i have no reason to bow down to their every needs. just wait one minute in line, like everyone else. you’re not better than any other customer. god.