Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Next time you go shopping.......
and you are in line at the cash register:
don't complain to the cashier about the high cost of groceries and everything else...they are not to blame.
don't let your 10 year old child spin around the bag carousel while the cashier is trying to put the groceries in it. ...it's hard trying to hold on to it, ring up the items and bag them all at the same time (this happens quite often)
don't complain to the cashier that there are not enough cashiers....they have nothing to do with the schedule....instead complain to the store manager.
don't expect the cashier to know the price of everything in the store....if something does not have a price on it for some reason.....try to have patience while we find out the price
have your money ready....don't take 10 minutes trying to find the exact change...or run out to the car to get your wallet...or call the bank to find out why your credit card is declined....especially where there is a very long line behind you.
don't get mad (and make evil faces) if the person in front of you does this
please leave your very large items such as 24 packs of water or soda, giant tubs of pool chemicals, enormous bags of potting soil or 5 gallon cans of paint in the shopping cart and ask the cashier to come around and ring it up with their portable scanner gun....it's very difficult to lift these over a moving belt, over the scanner and then try to find someplace to put them.
Don't get upset if we do not have enough money in the drawer to cash your $900 paycheck. We may have just opened the register and only start out with $200. So please ask before you get in the line.
If you want your items packed a certain way just say so. I'm more than willing to pack them your way.....just realize, people like them packed them in different ways and we are not mind readers.
When you let your child drink part of a 20 oz bottle of soda and they don't put the cap back on all the way...and then you put it on the belt and it gets shaken up...don't be too surprised when it explodes all over your shirt when you pick it up.
don't get angry at the cashier when your card or check is declined because you don't have enough funds in your account. There is nothing we can do about this.
If your child spills a drink all over the floor in front of the register, please tell us so we can clean it up and the next person in line does not trip on it. Any money used for accidents comes out of the profits of the store employees.
Don't ask if you can take a bunch of extra plastic bags. I think they cost something like 3 cents each and those too come out of our profit check.
Try to understand that people that work in certain departments are not necessarily *experts*. For instance...a cashier working in the Garden center probably does not know what belt you need for your lawnmower just by you describing it to her/him.
Don't go to the deli and buy some popcorn chicken...then eat it while you are shopping and then stuff the empty container in with the candy because you don't feel like paying for it. The same can be said for drinking drinks and snacks. Empty containers are found all over the store that are not paid for. Stolen items once again come out of the employees profit checks.
When all 6 bags on the bag carousel are full, please remove those bags and put them in your cart. Don't just stand there and chat on your cell phone while the cashier scrambles to find someplace to put all your stuff.
These are my thoughts for today and this is all stuff that has happened to me. It's all about having manners and treating people the way you yourself would like to be treated.