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There’s No Pleasing Some Old Bags

, , , , | Right | March 4, 2021

I work at a crappy local convenience store, which is awful for many reasons, and rude customers just make it worse. I was told by my manager that when someone places items on the counter at the cash, I should start scanning them.

A woman comes up with many items and places them right next to me at the cash, so I begin scanning them. She looks at me in horror.

Woman: “What are you doing?! I was not ready yet!”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am. I can unscan them until you’re ready.”

Woman: “No, no, continue! whatever!”

Me: “Okay, ma’am.” *Continues to scan items* “Would you like a bag for these items?”

The woman stares at me and doesn’t speak. Because she has about eight items, I assume she would like a bag, so I begin to bag her items.

Woman: “Did I say I want a bag? Take them out now!”

Me: “Yes, ma’am, of course.” *Takes the items out* “Your total is $16.90.”

Woman: “I had more stuff to get and I could have gotten it if you hadn’t forced me to start this yet! I wasn’t ready! This younger generation is so rude and bossy.”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am. You could still get your other items and I could place these to the side for you.”

Woman: “NO! You ruined my shopping experience! Also, can’t you do your job and put my things in a bag, at least?! You expect me to carry all that out in my hands?”

I put the items in a bag, even though she’d scolded me for doing so before. She then paid for her stuff and muttered under her breath the whole time before leaving.

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