Noise-Cancelling Headphones Can’t Cancel Out Annoyance

, , , | Right | December 5, 2018

(It’s lunchtime, and I’m running the coffee and specialty drinks area at a convenience store. A smoothie order comes up. I make it and call it… and call it, and call it. I call it about a dozen times, but no one comes for it. After twenty minutes, I start thinking the customer forgot it and left; it happens more often than you’d think. The assistant manager is working the deli, and I hear him do a “last call” for a sandwich. The customer picks it up, and it turns out she ordered the smoothie, as well. She comes over, and I realize that I saw her while I was calling her order… She was standing at our coffee island WITH HEADPHONES ON!)

Customer: *picks up drink, looks at it* “Can you remake this? It’s all watery.”

(I had to remake her drink because she was too stupid to bother LISTENING for her orders! On top of that, I got the distinct impression that she was annoyed at having to wait for me to remake her drink.)

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