An Encounter with a Rude Cashier
It’s happened to all of us. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, then it will.
An encounter with a rude cashier.
It usually happens when you least expect it. The cashier was so nice to the previous customer. Little did you know that the cashier has harbored a secret hate for coupons for years.
You casually hide your coupons in your purse until the calculated moment.
You whip out your coupon stash and the cashier rolls her eyes and begins muttering under her breath.
So, it begins.
They scan the coupon. You hear the dreaded “beep”.
“You have to buy what’s in the picture.”
“You can’t use this coupon on a trial size.”
“You can’t get the item free.”
“We don’t take printable coupons.”
Your face turns red. Your eyes tear up. You stutter and mumble that you can indeed use the coupon.
In the end you take your rejected coupons back, pay for the rest of your purchase, and make a hurried exit.
You stew on the drive home. You mutter to yourself.
“I should have said this…”
“I should have asked to speak to a manager.”
“I should have spoken up.”
“I will never shop at that store again!”
Perhaps you send an angry email to corporate once you get home.
You read about an awesome cereal deal at that store a few weeks later and your vow never to return fades from your memory….
Has it happened to you yet?
You can read my tips for dealing with not-so-friendly cashiers over at Money Saving Mom today.