I have to get this off my chest.
My number one pet peeve, the one thing I absolutely hate in customers:
Customers who think that, just because they've had me as a cashier, it's okay to talk to me outside of work.
Case in point: Today. I was running to the grocery store to get some garbage bags before work, running a bit late, and some guy starts shouting across the parking lot.
"Hey, what up?"
I ignore it, assuming it's someone greeting their friend.
"Lady, what up?"
There's still a lot of females in the parking lot, so I continue walking.
"Hey, BP lady, I'm talkinta you! Excuse me, what up?"
This is where I turned around and looked.
It was some guy I'd helped maybe once at work, walking up to me with a big shit-eating grin on his face. "What up?"
Continue to glare.
"BP lady, what up?"
"Is there a point to this? And I have a name, you know."
I lost it.
"Me wanting to do my fucking shopping and getting stalled by some guy I don't know, have NO interest in, and who shouldn't even be talking to me seeing as he doesn't know my name. That's what's up."
I turned around and started walking.
I realize I could have maybe been a bit more tactful, but damnit I have a name and I have no interest in talking to most customers outside of work.
Especially when I'm out SHOPPING.
I don't like talking to strangers much, especially when they can't be bothered to even introduce themselves.
Does this bother anyone else or am I just weird?
--Gas Slave Emma