It's me, Generic Cashier. Only I might not be Generic Cashier much longer! I got a full time job starting in August doing something a lot more interesting (I'll be a do-everything-gal in a small repair type shop). For now I'm keeping my cashier job to pay off some bills. Very exciting stuff!
Now, a questions, plus two mini stories to follow it up: What is good lunchroom etiquette?
I ask this because yesterday I wanted to punch a guy twice my size in the head. I was sitting quietly on the couch nursing a migraine before I had to go downstairs again, when he plops down next to me. He's got his headphones in (the little earbud type), and I could clearly hear every beat of some hardcore/screamo/metal song, along with the lyrics loud and clear. I could hear it from across the room when I left to throw out my garbage.
Now don't get me wrong, this guy is alright, I've talked to him a few times, but I don't want to be able to hear his music when I've got a pounding migraine and I just want to eat my lunch. What should I do? Ask him to turn it down? Leave and go have lunch in my car so I can sit in relative silence (there were other people in the lunchroom who noticed as well)? What do I even say to him if I ask him to turn it down? Help RHU!
This second one doesn't happen quite as often, but it still pisses me off. If you're eating or something, maybe you should skip this story...
For a little while a few months ago, there was one girl who was always on the store phone in the lunchroom making outside calls WHILE texting on her cell phone.
First, this girl looks like she ALWAYS has a stick up her ass, and sounds like it too. Second, using the lunchroom phone for outside calls is totally okay - you just have to remember other people need to use it for in-store calls sometimes if they get paged, and that once in awhile someone else would like to use it to make an outside call too. The phone is located on the table where most people like to sit and eat and have a nice conversation.
The topic of her conversation for the full 30 minutes of her lunch every day? Gory details of her abortion. Loudly. While the rest of us are trying to eat lunch. This went on for at least a week that I saw. Talk about gross. I couldn't even figure out how the hell to tell her to stfu of take is elsewhere so I wouldn't hurl. How do you even deal with that shit she was doing? Disgusting.
So, RHU, tell me about lunchroom etiquette.
Maybe I'll print it out and post it in the lunchroom for my last week. :)