So it's the start of my shift. My third customer comes up she's already scowling at 7am, her arms are crossed and I can hear her foot tapping.
I begin ringing up her groceries one by one and instantly bagging them because I can tell there is no way in hell, she is going to be considerate of those behind her and just bag while I ring.
As I get to her vacuum sealed shiitake mushrooms. These things have NO air holes or openings. They are completely sealed. I accidentally drop it, missing the bag and it lands into a shelf behind my register.
She yells, "Throw that out! I don't want it, germs are on it."
Now, if you ever had to ring deli products, you know 60% of the time there's blood all over the packaging and it leaks onto the belts at the register. More often then not someone else comes in right behind them not even giving you a chance to clean it. (Hell they don't even check to see if you are closed.)
Such was the case for her transaction. I can't help but to stifle a chuckle. She gets even more pissed, "What was that?"
I can tell this lady is just wanting to vent on someone no matter what. Even if you can't read body language well, you could tell this lady got up on the wrong side of the bed that morning.
I inform her that it is sealed in plastic and no germs got to her food.
She responds with, "I don't care germs are on the packaging."
I then point out that germs are also on the belt ( I don't mention blood just germs...), germs are also on her cart, any and all items in the store have been sneezed on by at least one child.
I cut her off mentioning, "Ma'am do you really carry Clorox wipes around, wiping every thing down? Because unless its disinfectant it isn't killing germs. Plus some people have allergies to certain cleaners, so you could be poisoning our customers."
She's fuming at this point, "You know what I don't like your attitude, I don't want any of this take it off."
While the customers behind her our putting their hands on their mouths trying not to let her hear them laughing.
She storms off and then curses out the people at the customer service desk and leaves.
Now, true I prolly should have tried harder and not even made a reaction in the beginning but honestly, in the long run this lady is going to cost us man hours non stop with her germophobia. While not only forcing baggers to run her stuff back she'll be killing work place moral with her insanity.
I honestly wonder what she'd do to a little kid if they sneezed on her...