Grocery Store Pet Peeves
I work for a fairly large chain of supermarkets here in the southeast. Which one, I'm not going to say here. I've worked this type of job on and off for awhile now, during which time I've noticed some annoying habits by customers. And I've been bored enough to compile them and type them up. So here they are, in no particluar order:
1.please finish your shopping before you get inline and I start ringing up your order.
2.please have your method of payment on hand (don't leave it in the car, etc.)
3.if you are anywhere close to looking young please have your ID on you and don't act all surprised when I ask you for it.
4.please don't write your check all slowly, people are waiting in line.
5. Store discount cards- nobody likes a liar, unless you're the president. I've heard every excuse in the book, but it all leads up to "Can I use yours?" Look, either you have one, or you don't. And it is real easy to get one too. Seriously, I'm tired of getting lied to.
6. Cell phones are impolite no matter what, but it does bother me when people go through the line with their cell phone on.
7. Please don't split up your order and pay for them both separately (unless absolutely necessary), it slows down the line and the arithmetic really can't be that hard can it.
8. One of the advantages of checks is that you can make it for the exact amount, or for an amount exactly a few dollars over. Use it.
9. If you give me a large bill for a much smaller order, please don't act all impatient while I count out all your change. If I hurry, I might get it wrong, and then there is a real problem.
10. Please don't complain to me about how expensive the prices are, I don't set them. (This goes for "in general" complaints, if something should be on special and isn't, then that is something that I should know about.)
And remember, none of these things are really that big of a deal, but avoiding them can help the transaction go smoother and help keep the line moving. Feel free to post your work pet peeves in the comments section.