I used to work in retail very very long ago (I'm old) when people weren't as selfish and openly hostile to others when they didn't get their way. I'm now in an office where we wear suits every freaking day. I'm certain I cannot handle retail at all anymore and don't want to imagine a world where I have to do it again, but reading this site continually has made me be a better customer. I wasn't ever rude or mean, I am certain none of my transactions were memorable, I'm just buying crap, but I'll admit I'd get annoyed with the credit card or extra purchase questions. Now I now to chill out about it.
So today I'm out grabbing some food at a burger place owned by five people who are guys. The young man at the counter, I'm guessing he's high school or college aged, asked how I was, to which I replied "Fine, and you?"
All is normal so far, right? He responds not with the typical "fine" as you'd expect. No he says that he just had his ass handed to him by his boss in a cheese stacking contest.
That may be the most unique thing I've ever heard. I know there are people behind me but come on, I need to know more. I looked at him and say "I'm intrigued; go on."
So he explains how not only did she beat him by a wide margin but also while helping customers but at least he wasn't as slow as that other guy (pointing to someone else).
I didn't really know what to say so I said, "Well that shows you aren't a total loser and I'm sure if you stick with it I can see cheese stacking greatness in your future."
To which he responded, "I can only pray."
I lost it, and just placed my order laughing damn hard.
Instead of calling out the number as normal for pick up the guy that came in last carried it to me at my table. When I got home I found I got a shit-ton of fries in my order too!