I have been with a well known electronic store for close to 2 years now. I have switched districts since I moved about 6 months into my first year with them.
In my old district I never really had this issue. In this new district I put out my hand to accept the person's money and they put it on the counter and wait for me to pick it up.
Now this happens with all different kinds of people and no one race or religion is the sole culprit. I find it to be rude, but then I get the customers who also throw their credit cards down expecting me to take it like that. (we have the machines by the customers for them to swipe, but that doesn't stop them from throwing the card at us.)
I find it sad that I become pretty happy when someone hands me their money since it's such a rare occurrence. Anyone deal with this?
What do you think RHU? Do you find it rude when a custy does this? Or would you prefer not to touch their hand also?
When I worked at The Big Fancy many moons ago, I also found it rude when Custy's would drop coins, cash, or credit cards on the counter when I would customarily put on my hand to receive payment. Do you think think this happening more often and a change of the times, having something to do maybe with fears of catching a cold or something?
Interestingly, the Jewish Market in my neighborhood that I have mentioned on RHU, there is lots of money and cards being thrown on the counter both by the cashiers and the custys. They appear to not want to have any contact with each other as well.