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This Cashier Has Checked Out Of Cheer

, , , , , | Working | November 17, 2020

I am out shopping at a craft store that is currently three days into a two-week deal for a fancy reusable shopping bag, while supplies last. When I get up to the checkout, the cashier rings me through and doesn’t mention the bag. I figure the two options are that she forgot or that they have run out, so I decide to ask if they have any left. It’s worth noting that the cashier has been short and had a slight bit of an attitude from the get-go.

Me: “I read online that there is a deal for a free—”

The cashier cuts me off abruptly.

Cashier: “We’re out! The bag was very popular and there are none left!”

Me: “Oh, that’s fine. I thought that might be the case. I just figured it didn’t hurt to ask.”

The cashier starts lecturing me like I’m a naughty child.

Cashier: “These deals usually run out within the first day! If you wanted the bag, you should have taken responsibility and come in sooner!”

Me: “We don’t shop here often, so I didn’t know. I just thought I’d see if you still had any, seeing as it’s only three days into the promotion.”

Cashier: *Raising her voice* “Well, it’s not my fault that you don’t know how things work around here, and I can’t do anything about being out of stock!”

I figure this is just not worth the argument since this woman is obviously not listening and is spoiling for a fight. I just smile sweetly and collect my purchases.

Me: “Well, thank you very much anyway. I hope you have a wonderful day.”

I begin to walk away at that point and the cashier speaks again, not to me but in a volume obviously meant to be heard by me.

Cashier: “Why do I always get the absolute worst customers?!”

I left without asking for a manager. I was in too much of a hurry that day and I also figured that the cashier has already been given the worst punishment imaginable… having to live with that sour attitude of hers for the rest of her life.

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