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A CYNICAL LOOK AT THE DAILY GRIND

Monday, April 24, 2006

ATTENTION CHECKOUT PERSONNEL:

Please don't hand me the grocery receipt wrapped around my change.

I'm not going to keep it much less put it in my wallet where the dollar bills go. Having to separate them only leaves me standing there in your line, fumbling around and making other shoppers angry while their groceries go flying down the belt in front of me.

I had to set the last cashier straight who folded my bills in with the receipt. I was so quick to throw the receipt in the bag that I also threw in one of the dollar bills. Then I accused Cashier Lady of not giving me the right change.

She assured me she did and told me to look in the bag where I pitched the receipt. Sure enough, there it was.

Even though I told her I was sorry, I was steaming when I walked out the door. I wanted to go back and wad her plastic bags into a ball!

What's so hard about putting the receipt in the bag and the cash in your hand?

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes me crazy is when the cashiers places the change on top of the bills and receipt. In fact, just the other day at my local Dollar Tree, I actually had to help a cashier count change back to me.
The total bill? $2.12
Amount handed to cashier $2.25

She just looked at it. I can't believe I actually had to help her.

Kate
www.katespot.com

Mon Apr 24, 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I happen to agree with the whole receipt thing, I hate it so much when they hand you the receipt and than the loose change and then the bills, Than before i could move i have to soperate the entire thing..

Mon Apr 24, 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. It is so cumbersome. Why do they all do it? Is it part of cashier training 101?

Tue Apr 25, 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous B. Warey said...

The receipt? I would rather it be in my hand than in the bag where it usually gets thrown out. Then I have to worry about an identity thief riffling through my garbage can at 1am looking for my "identity". So give the receipt to me in my hand, where I will put it safely in my pocket. When I get home I will be able to find it easily to shred it. nuff said here.

Wed Apr 26, 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may not be the best sinario for the customer but think about those poop cashiers who only make $7.00 an hour and just want to get you out of their line!

Thu Apr 27, 04:10:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Fasanella said...

oops i think you mean "poor" cashiers. trust me, i wouldn't let a poop cashier give me change at all.

Thu Apr 27, 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet there is more than poop on most dollar bills!

Mon May 01, 11:11:00 PM  

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