Saturday, May 13, 2006

Ranting Just A Bit

 
 
 
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........
Barbara

13 comments:

mtrib2 said...

I think people should be respectful to their cashiers.    Those are some good suggestions to follow.    I hope you have a good weekend.     Your addition should be getting ready soon, and that will be something that should be a tremendous change for the better.     I have an ear infection that is draining so I won't be doing much on the construction till it gets better.    I see the ear doctor in less than 2 weeks and if it isn't better he will probably prescribe anti-biotics.    I went thru years of this and it has been a long time since the last one so I am used to it.    It doesn't make it any less problematic though and I will lay down and read now because I've sat for awhile and it's bothering me.     mark

jckfrstross said...

i always put my stuff together cold frozen meats canned goods then veggies and always bread last some people are just stupid yes i said stupid lol Have a Happy Mothers Day

Deb

thekahenna1 said...

I endorse everything you say Barbara, you should be treat with the respect everyone deserves. I used to be a post office counter clerk, some folk were lovely, but others could almost reduce me to tears with their rudeness, it was the same when I worked in a department store. They forget that people have to work long hours for very little money or thanks.
Hope you have a good week.
Cathy.  xx

lifes2odd said...

I love your attitude about life! I agree with you. Let me add -- when when you go in your child's school please don't blow right past the receptionist without so much as eye contact - I am there to greet you and help you accomplish what you came in for. Don't yell at me because your child has done something wrong and don't get all huffy when I have to ask to see ID when you come on our campus - it's for the saftey of your children!
Martha :-)

inquestoftruth said...

Those rules should be posted at the front door of every store!
~Meg

am4039 said...

wonderful thoughts. Now I'm pretty good. I try to lay my groceries out nice. I used to put them in order, but not any more. If I'm in a bad mood myself I will use the self checkout if the store has one. Most of the cashiers in the food stores by my house are so sweet and wonderful just like you.



queenb8261 said...

The things you suggest are just common sense and common courtesy...Of course not too many people have a lot of either these days. LOL I try so hard to be courteous, esp if I'm shopping in a large store like the Super Wally Martinez. Sometimes I'm so aggrivated by rude shoppers or in a hurry but I know, I KNOW it's not the checker's fault.  It's easy if the checker has a good attitude too.  
Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.
Hugs, Barb

hadonfield78 said...

My sister retired from a grovery store after having been a cashier there for many many years......
She told me so many horror stories about rude, obknoxious customers....
It is right.  

hadonfield78 said...

ps:  I meant to say, It isnt right........
You should not have to put up with that....

bhbner2him said...

I try to behave that way.....but, no matter what line I choose, it will be the slowest!    LOL  Somehow, I'm just a jinx.   ;o)  -  Barbara

butterflies4me04 said...

AWWW, hunnie! That's exactly how i feel sometimes at work ... obviously in a little bit of a different way ... "Why is this thick chain $40 more than this thin chain?" HUH? Weird I have no idea! DUH! LOL! :)

I hope that made ya smile, cuz if not ..... well I'll have to .... ummmm ... okay I have nothing ... just smile okay because it is the one thing in life that's FREE!

Theresa

tpiez4me said...

You don't know how many times we've all wanted to SCREAM that from the back of the line....those moron's in front of us.  I did the courteous thing the other day when I had more than 12 items, got behind a wacko, waited 20 mins to be checked out....even though I only had 16 items, I still said "no, it's 12 or less".  Grrrrrr  Thank goodness I didn't have icecream or milk!
Sharon - http://journals.aol.com/tpiez4me/CoastalComfort

virdra said...

Oh my Lord I love this Barbara!  You are so right, it isn't our fault they had a bad day.  Some of the people that come through... I swear.  Anyway I love your journals too.

Jana
You are our favorite cashier