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Right? Like a trainwreck that everyone has to gawk at. Or rubberneckers at an accident scene. It's everywhere!!!

I was at the A&P the other night and a customer was giving the cashier a bunch of **** for not accepting her check without a bonus card. She started yelling and screaming at the poor woman, having an absolute FIT! Every person within earshot stopped to look and listen, me included. Well, I was in the next lane, what was I supposed to do? LOL Then after she finally left, there were whispers everywhere.

I was so proud of the older cashier lady, she gave it right back to her. It was quite amusing. :D
 

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I am always amazed when someone creates a scene like that. Why can't they discuss the matter quietly, ask for a manager to be brought in if they don't like what is happening? Why get nasty, loud, insulting, etc.? I just don't see the point in it, other than making yourself look like a complete ass.
 

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I dunno Jackie, I don't get it either.
 

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Ugh, welcome to my world. I deal with this all the time at work - it seems people will yell at anyone for anything that doesn't go right for them. The 'my cc/check was declined' is a big one, and I always take the person away from my cashier, to customer service, and hand them a phone and have them call their bank to figure out what's going on. Seriously, the cashier has no control over your bank account, why yell at him or her? :confused: I could go on and on about this topic, lol, so I'll stop with saying that some people just suck.
 

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I apologize for creating a rukus at your A&P
 

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I call people on that stuff. My husband says somebody is going to shoot me someday but nothing pisses me off more than somebody letting a cashier have it when they know that there is very little the cashier can say back.
 

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What do you say, Robin? I would have loved to have said something, being that I know the woman who was causing a problem. CAN'T STAND HER! And the cashier is the sweetest older woman.
 

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Ugh, welcome to my world. I deal with this all the time at work - it seems people will yell at anyone for anything that doesn't go right for them. The 'my cc/check was declined' is a big one, and I always take the person away from my cashier, to customer service, and hand them a phone and have them call their bank to figure out what's going on. Seriously, the cashier has no control over your bank account, why yell at him or her? :confused: I could go on and on about this topic, lol, so I'll stop with saying that some people just suck.
That's a good approach!

My debit card was not declined, but the transaction would not go through at a restaurant back in March. I was flipping out. Not at the waitress, just inside. I wish she would have offered me that option. Instead, I went to the ATM tried to use my card, again transaction was unable to be processed. So I used my credit card. Come to find out once I got home and called my bank- they had put a stop on my card because I used it somewhere that had been found to be skimming cards. But NO ONE TOLD ME! I hate that. I felt like an idiot. Argh.

Ok. Sorry, I went off on a tangent. lol.
 

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That's a good approach!

Come to find out once I got home and called my bank- they had put a stop on my card because I used it somewhere that had been found to be skimming cards. But NO ONE TOLD ME!
I love the debit card protection service for obvious reasons. I would prefer a phone call though as this has happened to me before. Ask if you can sign up for text notification. This way at least you know and can call the bank using the phone number on the back of the card to avoid any scams.
 

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Heh heh...there are several "guests" reading this thread. I can guess who they are (no one here). Just mention drama.... :p
 

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What do you say, Robin? I would have loved to have said something, being that I know the woman who was causing a problem. CAN'T STAND HER! And the cashier is the sweetest older woman.
It usually starts with "Hey buddy" with the proper amount of disdain, and then I point out that yelling at a cashier with no power to solve your problem just makes you look like a ****/*****. (This is usually when my husband starts to back away from me as if he doesn't know me.)

It's like the only thing that makes me confrontational. I've been that cashier who can't do anything because you're the one who will end up in trouble with the boss, and people aren't going to pull that crap in front of me without some sort of comment.
 

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It usually starts with "Hey buddy" with the proper amount of disdain, and then I point out that yelling at a cashier with no power to solve your problem just makes you look like a ****/*****. (This is usually when my husband starts to back away from me as if he doesn't know me.)

It's like the only thing that makes me confrontational. I've been that cashier who can't do anything because you're the one who will end up in trouble with the boss, and people aren't going to pull that crap in front of me without some sort of comment.
I like the way you work!!:D:D
 

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(This is usually when my husband starts to back away from me as if he doesn't know me.)
LOL!!

That's awesome. I don't think I'd have the balls to confront, though. :eek:
 

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Another cashier story, this one at a WalMart. Happened yesterday as I was there picking up some new tees.

Line was really long. You'd think they'd open another register, but WalMart seems to view this activity on par with, I dunno, parting the Red Sea or something -- when someone FINALLY answers the furtive plea on the PA system "Cashier to the front..." which comes out sounding like "Cashews ought to bunt," there's a lot of foot-dragging and heavy sighs.

Anway, as I waited, I head a voice from the back of the line talking to the woman who was in front of him: "Excuse me. I'm in a bad spot here..."

I turned to look and saw a 20-something kid in a shirt and tie, holding a belt and a $20 bill.

"I've got a job interview in 15 minutes and, in the car on the way over, my belt broke. I'm not going to make it if this line doesn't speed up any..." And -- schmart kid -- it showed no signs of speeding up any, as the customer at the head and the cashier helping her were both treating the coupons she wanted to use as if they were written in heiroglyphics.

"Is there any way I could get ahead of you? It's only one item, and I'm paying cash."

The woman permitted the hop.

As did the gal in front of her.

Which put him directly behind me. Until I, too, let him go.

Finally, the register cleared, Mrs Coupon was on her way, and Mr LateJob was next.

I had to laugh when the cashier asked: "You want a bag with that?"

I could almost hear him answering: "Nah. I'll wear it home!"
 

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Yea, what is it with Walmart anyway? They have 80 gazillion lanes and only 3 open. :rolleyes:
 
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