I work at a grocery store filling the shelves, so I am used to people coming up and asking me where items are located in the store but some people are just plain RUDE.
Last night this lady came up to me just said “Baking Soda” nothing else, I knew that she wanted to know where it was but please where were the manners?
How hard is it to say “Excuse me, could you please tell me which aisle the baking soda is in?” How hard is that? I was talking to some of the other fillers about these sort of customers and we all agreed that it is the most annoying thing we get asked. However the thing that really kicks you, is that it isn’t the teens rampaging the shop before the movies but the middle age women, who I bet are always getting up people if they don’t say please and thank you.
Next time someone comes up to me and just says “Baking Soda” or “Tomato Sauce” I am so tempted to just say “What did you want to know about __________” or “What exaclty is your question?”
I am there not only to fill the shelves but to help the customers, you learn to ignore the rude ones and cherish the nice ones but sometimes the rude ones just annoy you too much.
And in other news Chatterbox is starting an Australia and New Zealand DT – see details here. I currently plan on entering it as I know I have it, the question is can I bring it? or can I bring them what they want.