Monday, November 7, 2011

Rant on Cashiers

I went on a quick stop into a craft shop today. I went and got the Christmas item for Mica right away. It took me literally 3 min. to get what I needed.

I waited in line for 12 min. They only had one cashier, a line full of people, it was lunch time and no back up help. I understand, the economy is tough. They probably can't hire extra help.

What I can't understand is the question from the cashier, "Do you have a rewards card with us?" Shopper, "No." Cashier, "Oh well if you get one, you can save 10% today!" Shopper, "Sure!" :) People are waiting in the line that need to go back to work! We all grumbled! :( During rush times, do they really have to ask this question?!?! I think it's annoying that most stores are doing the whole rewards card bit. Who really needs to have yet another card in their purse/wallet? They really should skip the card and put your info into their system. Some of them do that, but still give you a card.

As John Stossel used to say, "GIVE ME A BREAK!" I really didn't know if I should wait, or walk?!?! I had to get back to work. I made it back, but it was a close call.

On the bright side, I got a Melissa and Doug magic set that is usually $20, half off! :)


Eat To Live said...

Hmmmmm..... Pat Catans does that to me all the time. It would cost me $25 to get one of their cards and I hardly ever shop there.

Diane said...

I'm sure the cashiers HAVE TO ask that question for promotion.

Great score for you and your little guy though! :O)

Anonymous said...

I find that annoying too...

What I Did Today said...

This scenario that you've described is exactly why I don't go to Walmart (not enough cashier and looooong lines) and why I probably will never go back to Pier 1 Imports (where I was bombarded with a million offers, cards, and pushes for me to spend more). I'm glad you made it back to work in time.

Veronica Lee said...

I can imagine how annoying that must be. So far, I haven't encountered that problem as the supermarkets I usually frequent have many check-out counters and the lines move pretty fast.

Have a nice day!

Saru Singhal said...

I guess they do what their employer say... But it is very annoying at times. Once I waited in walmart line for 25 minutes...

Natalie said...

Some employees must ask as they have a required quota they must meet :(
But I had a situation as a Family Dollar once, where there is always just one cashier. I was about the 3rd or 4th one in line and one lady checking us out was on the phone!!! DURING the entire first person checking out and started on to the next one in line. The lady that just paid decided to make a point and stated "You could move a lot faster if you were not on the phone". The lady took the hint, hung up the phone and when I got up there decided to explain to me she was talking to her boss about some stuff he wanted her to get done that day! HELLO your boss? Really?!?
It just amazes me that cashiers never seem to have had been on the other side before, as in the customer waiting?!?


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