While at Best Buy yesterday, I was in line behind a woman who accepted a phone call in the middle of her transaction. Rude. She made no eye contact with the cashier for the entire transaction. Rude. When the cashier finished bagging, the woman grabbed her bags, still didn't make eye contact with the cashier, didn't say thank you, nothing. RRRRUUUUUDDDEEEE.
I feel I have to make a public service announcement here. Folks, these are human beings checking you out, not robots. They are not your minions. They are people. They have feelings, they have emotions, they like being told "thank you" and "have a nice day" just as much as you do at the end of a transaction. Certainly, many of them can be sullen at times, especially in the Jackson metro area fast food industry, but that gives you no excuse to be rude. The Golden Rule still applies to those in customer service.
Cell phones are not your "get out of socializing with a stranger free" card. If you were standing in a group of your friends, would you ignore them for the rest of your conversation to take a cell phone call? Hardly. You'd excuse yourself, walk away, and THEN take the call. Well, if you're polite, at least. Please, apply this same action when you are in the middle of a transaction with someone else. If you simply must take the call, excuse yourself, then take it.
Also, I know Petsmart allows you to take your dog in. Good for them. Please, please don't leave your dog's gigantic dump in the landscaping in front of Petsmart. Bring bags with you. This is your dog, his dumps are your responsibility, take care of them. While I'm at it, the people who live in the apartment complex near my grandma's, pick up after your dogs too. I couldn't believe the amount of bombs I saw in Grandma's front yard. RRRUUUUDDEEE. In fact, if you're anywhere that's not your backyard, PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG. Disgusting, seriously.
1 week ago