Unfiltered Story #205766

, , , , | Unfiltered | August 22, 2020

I work in a deli at a pretty big grocery store chain. Customers often treat us like robots that they can just spout their order to. They also like to treat us like psychics who know exactly what they want and how they want it. A situation that happens way too often is a customer will walk up to the counter, point at one of the items in our display case and say “I want that one”. I cannot actually see what they’re pointing at since I am on the other side of the case. This confuses WAY too many people. The customer will say as they’re pointing “I want that one”. Most of the time they won’t even bother to look at me. I’ll say “I cannot actually see what you’re pointing at because I’m on the opposite of the display case.” at which point the truly stubborn will continue to point and say “THAT. ONE.” I’ll ask “Can you tell what variety it is by the name printed on the packaging?” Still pointing “I. WANT. THAT. ONE.” at which point I walk all the way around the case just to see that they wanted a product whose label was printed in big bright lettering. No shade to adult illiterates, but I doubt ALL of these customers happened to be illiterate.