One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago

    Working at a grocery store, I was the one having that issue with the customer… they just strolllling up to my department’s counter, complete with cellphone, no hi, or I would like… before I could open my mouth, they "requested’ (read: demanded) the product they wanted, but continued on the phone with no further word to me… as I was finishing up, I could not even say “good day”, or what have you, as they just walked away yakking on the phone, without even a thank you, or anything else…
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    Yes, this can be a street that runs both ways…. I’ve also encountered this from the other side of the counter the same way Ellen is getting from this “bright and welcoming” store employee…..

  2. solarrhino

    solarrhino said, over 1 year ago

    @IamJayBluE

    What you describe, IamJayBluE, is the norm in Massachusetts and, excluding the cell phone, has been since I moved here. I’m originally from Ohio, though, so I say hello, goodbye, please and thank you to everybody, “even” clerks… and get some very surprised reactions sometimes! :-)

  3. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago

    @solarrhino

    Yeah! How about that? And that is the crazy part…. when people are “surprised” to hear those words…..that says something, truly!

  4. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 1 year ago

    And a penny for your thoughts…

  5. N7326 Foxtrot

    N7326 Foxtrot said, over 1 year ago

    I go out of my way to more expensive stores, gorcery and hardware, for example, to get staff that acts like I am important to them and they appreciate my business.

  6. Zanere

    Zanere said, over 1 year ago

    I quess its just me, but I have never run into this much.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 1 year ago

    When I run into a clerk like that I am especially kind and sweet to them. That’s not an easy job and it doesn’t pay much.

  8. Bailey

    Bailey said, over 1 year ago

    @N7326 Foxtrot

    “I go out of my way to more expensive stores, gorcery and hardware, for example, to get staff that acts like I am important to them and they appreciate my business.”
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    I’ve never found it important to go to “more expensive stores” to find good people, and good treatment… though I do if those stores have the goods that I want or need.
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    The people who staff those stores are just people… and money spent should never impress anyone. Should it?

  9. jcr2001

    jcr2001 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    The kids are in the rocket ride outside of the store

  10. Anonny

    Anonny said, over 1 year ago

    too many stories to tell from both sides of the isle. most folks are ok but the fools are always memorable

  11. Karenscomix

    Karenscomix GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I guess I’m lucky to live in a small town. One grocery store, one hardware store, and everybody knows you and are always friendly.

  12. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 1 year ago

    @edclectic

    I would have to give change.

  13. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 1 year ago

    I can’t tell you how many stores have “Once you finish your call we’ll be happy to help you” posted around here. I love it!

  14. r2varney

    r2varney said, over 1 year ago

    Cashier is likely getting minimum wages and her training specifically included “if it don’t scan.. get a price check”. She would loose her pitiful job if she used common sense so give her a break.

  15. Paul Roese

    Paul Roese GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    my friend who woks in a store was threatened with a reprimand because he refused to ignore customers in front of him and answer the phone. management backed off but that’s a heck of a thing. i do feel for retail clerks and folks who have to deal with the public cause not everyone is a pleasure to serve. rudeness is more widespread than one might hope.

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