Rude Customers, Rude Awakening:


Having worked in a customer service setting for many years, I have become the girl who notices everything a person does “wrong” while shopping. I also tend to fix clothing in other stores because I have been conditioned to fix everything I come in contact with.

I’m not saying the customers at my store do this, but these are a few general annoyances I have witnessed throughout my travels.

  • You’re a customer. You’re at the register. You’re on your cell phone. The cashier asks you a simple question to help YOU save money. What do  you do? You make a snide remark and apologize to the person on the phone. THE PERSON ON THE PHONE. No. No no no no. That is rude.
  • You’re a customer. You’re at the register. You’re on your cell phone. Your cell phone is on speaker-phone. I’m sorry, I did not want to hear about the rash your partner has in between his…. that is rude.
  • You’re a customer. You are walking around smacking your gum. Not chewing: smacking. There is gum-chewing etiquette; and it should be on your list of things to learn. That is rude.
  • You’re a customer. I just folded a perfect pile of 24 shirts. You also watched me do so, and are continuing to watch me fold. I ask if you need any assistance getting a size. “Nah, I’m good,” you say, as you toss my entire pile around to retrieve the XL at the bottom of the pile. That is SO rude.
  • You’re a customer. You bring your little child into the store and let him/her run around touching everything in sight. You are not doing a very good job of parenting. The workers are not getting paid to babysit… or call 911 after your child runs into a wall because no one is looking. That is rude.
  • You’re a customer. You are rude to me and expect me to be rude right back. Instead I am extra bubbly and SUPER friendly! I even add punctuation to my statements to add excitement! You are still being rude! That is rude!
  • You’re a customer. You throw jeans in my face and the button gives me a fat lip. That is rude.

Just BE nice! Just because you don’t work in retail, doesn’t mean the retail workers are your slaves. Without them, you wouldn’t be shopping. Put a smile on and stop being such miserable human beings. And don’t give me anymore fat lips.

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About girlwithoutadream

Just a 20something making mistakes through every chapter of life. Mistakes are what bring us lessons, though, and taking chances are what bring us success. I'll find it someday.
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9 Responses to Rude Customers, Rude Awakening:

  1. “You throw jeans in my face and the button gives me a fat lip.” That really happened??? Ican see it, but still hard to imagine. Owned a coffee shop once, same crap.

  2. I suppose that IS rude. I won’t do it any more. Search for the XL I mean. I always thought more work for shop assistants was a good thing, because then they’d need to employ more. Evidently not.

    • Hahaha, I don’t mind if someone neatly looks for it, but when they know I am asking so they don’t mess up the pile, and we close in 10 minutes, I get 90’s grunge girl angry.

  3. planettwentytwo says:

    SO rude.. how do you keep cool and not flip out at the customers? I admire your tolerance to rudeness! 🙂

    • I kill ’em with kindness. It makes them even angrier. Sometimes I get snippy with them, though.. I can’t help it, it’s second nature.

      • planettwentytwo says:

        I guess it’s a case of not stooping to their level of rudeness. I try to kill with kindness but veins popping out of my head usually gives me away. I wouldn’t last 5 minutes in retail. lol

  4. Sarah says:

    i concur.

  5. Sharp says:

    alright, I’ll behave 😦

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