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Old July 4 2013, 07:41 PM   #184
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Re: creepy encounters with cashiers

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Unless you're some Gordon Gekko type player finalising a deal with Mr. Yagamoto in Tokyo I don't think it's too much to ask for you to take one minute from your hectic Wall Street schedule and exercise some common courtesy and basic politeness.

again, all these assumptions are based on the idea that customers are there to engage in some kind of discourse with a cashier. If I'm running in to some place to grab a box of cigarettes(I don't smoke) and I throw ten bucks on the counter while I'm talking to someone on my phone, I'd be pretty miffed If I was told that I'd have to get off the phone just to have the cashier hand me change.
You don't have to do anything. It would be a nice respectful thing to do though.
Yeah, you don't have to get off the phone, but a "Hey, can you hold on one second?" to the person on the other end would at least show the cashier a minimal amount of respect. I realize that they're just there to perform a service, but they're still people.

Of course, I talk on my phone maybe a half hour every week, so I have a hard time understanding why anyone would need to be on their phone while shopping in the first place.
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