I love my job I really do, but like all jobs you have those moments. I think it would be great if people only knew a few things....I am sure I have many people who read this who are kind and respectful of the working class. All I ask is that you treat me with the same respect as I give to you. We are all just out there to make enought money to keep food on the table and lights on in the house. And now with the gas prices ...well you understand. Let's be nice to everyone we meet. Life is short and you never know how some of your actions can affect another person. I strive to be kind and helpful to all that I meet. I am not better than anyone else but at the same time, no one is better than me either. God made us all different and we should rejoice in the fact that we have so much to learn from each other. So the next time you go to the grocery store I would like you to keep some things in mind. I promise you that if you do these few things everyone will benifit in the long run. You will get in and out in a hurry. Your grocerys will be checked out quickly and effeciaently and.....you will leave the store with a smile on your face. Don't get me wrong like I said we are all human and you might get that cashier who looks like she doesn't give a hoot and doesn't even bother to smile or say two words to you. I have been checked out by such people myself. So rule #1 should be....walk by the registers and take a peek at the choices. If you see someone who enjoys her job and people, stand in that line. If you see a cashier who is grumpy...walk on by. Now onto what will help you to have a fun and faster experience in the check out line....
Oh the thoughts that go through my head looking at some of the people waiting in line! I usually just smile at them. Sometimes they smile back and sometimes they grunt or frown. Either way I just keep a smile on my face. It is their problem if they want to be angry...not mine. I choose to be happy.
Most people just throw their stuff on the belt any old way and then yell at you not to smash their bread....hello...you smashed it when you threw it into your cart and then onto the belt...don't blame me because you won't be able to make a decent sandwich when you get home!
I love the ones who are organized and put everything alike together. Far and few between I am afraid.
I think we should make a list of rules.
1. Smile at the cashier...it's not her fault you are having a bad day.
If you don't smile you will have to go to the back of the line.
2. Wait your turn...don't try to talk over the person ahead of you or push your cart into their back before they get a chance to pay.
3. Don't yell at your children...they are people too.
4. Know how much money you have and how much your groceries are going to be.
5. Don't hand me your items and make me wait while you decide if you really want it or not.
6. Don't give out orders like you are a drill sergeant....I want paper bags, don't smash my bread, put all my cold stuff together...we have been trained we know all this.
7.When the cashier ask you if you need anything else don't get your grocery list back out and start whinnying about all the stuff you couldn't find.
8. Please please use the divider sticks. And if by chance you didn't don't sit there and watch as the cashier starts ringing up the next persons stuff onto your order and then say...none of that stuff is mine.
9. When you buy something heavy like dog food that has a number on it there is no need to haul it onto the belt. We aren't heavy weight lifters. Just put the item in your cart where the number can be easily read or scanned.
Just a thought........