Hi everyone I am a longtime lurker and decided to share a story that really ground my gears.
I work in a well known retail store and this tale takes place two weeks ago.
One of our regulars (lets call him Old Slob) comes into my line. Now every time Old Slob comes into our store he always brings food with him. As one is tying to ring him up he will be stuffing his face with; chips, popcorn, chicken nuggets, and this particular time a fucking huge burrito. Not to mention he is also very rude. So here is our interaction during the transaction.
Me: "Hi how are you today?"
Old Slob: *mumbles* "Fine" He takes a bite out of burrito, a lot of sauce falls out.
Me:"Oh no, here's a paper towel."
Old Slob: "Why?" In a rude tone.
Old Slob: While stuffing his face, "Can you just hurry up"
I don't say anything back and I just want to hurry and get him out of my store. I finally finish the transaction and tell him to have a great day, and then what does Old Slob do? He throws the rest of his burrito on the floor next to my register walks away and says;
Old Slob: "It's trash."
I call him back in the store very loudly and told him, "The trash can is to the right of the exit, SIR."
Old Slob is staring at me like I hit him and then he notices that other customers are looking at him. He picks up his messy burrito wrapper, then I hand him a paper towel again and remind him of the sauce spill he did all over my register. As Old Slob is finishing he gives me the most pitiful look and walks out, throwing out his trash.
I yell, "Have a fantastic day sir! Hope to see you soon!"
The universe was at peace again and I haven't seen him since.