Since I’ve been laid up with tonsillitis I decided to finally stop lurking and come out into the open.
This is inspired by the thread which I now can’t find about cashiers throwing change.
As a veteran cashier I have the routine down cold. I’m fast, polite and can engage in conversation during a transaction. Really I’m a damn good cashier.(I don’t plan on making a career out of it, its just an easy job to come by)
Anyways my latest counter jockey gig is at 2 liquor stores owned by the same guy. One is an upscale wine/high end liquor/Import beer store, the other is more so a neighborhood place. The one thing that seems to be the same at both places is a large amount of customers who throw money at me.
I don’t mean they put it on the counter, they actually have take several bills and sometimes some change and toss it in my general direction. Even with my hand out ready to take the money from them. Hell just set it down on the counter, I’ll take that over having a mashed up wad of bills thrown at me. Even worse is when they have change mixed in and it ends up on the floor.
I do have two responses for this though
#1-push wad of money across counter to customer and say “now lets try this again like an adult.”
#2-Throw change back to customer with a big smile while saying “have a good day!”
I don’t like doing either of these but it does seem to help cut down on people repeating this.
Come on customers, Is it that hard to hand over money properly?
There I said it,and it feels good. Now if only I could eat something besides soup I’d be alright.