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We all love a good shopping spree, especially when there’s a sale. But in our quest for the perfect deal, are we unknowingly causing headaches for those behind the counter? Here are 14 things many of us do that just might be driving them up the wall.
Trying On Countless Items and Buying None
It’s okay to be indecisive sometimes, but trying on a mountain of clothes and not purchasing any can be disheartening for workers, especially if they’ve spent time helping you find sizes or styles. Plus, they have to spend extra time returning all those items to their rightful place.
Dumping Change on the Counter
When it’s time to pay, some customers pour out a handful of change on the counter, expecting the cashier to count it out. Placing money in the cashier’s hand is not only polite but also speeds up the transaction for everyone in line.
Ignoring Their Greeting
You walk in, they say hello, and you… say nothing. It’s a small gesture, but acknowledging their greeting can make a world of difference.
Leaving Items Everywhere
Found a shirt you don’t want? It’s tempting to leave it in the home goods section, but it creates extra work for employees.
Complaining About Prices
Retail workers don’t set the prices, and complaining to them won’t lead to a discount.
Can I Speak to the Manager?
Often, the issue can be resolved without escalating it. Give them a chance!
Ignoring Store Closing Times
Staying past closing isn’t just inconvenient; it’s keeping employees from going home.
Using Fitting Rooms as Trash Bins
Empty drink cups, snack wrappers, and discarded tags don’t belong in the fitting room.
Asking for More Discounts at the Register
If there’s a sale, it’s already applied. Asking for additional discounts can be awkward for everyone involved.
Phone Calls at the Checkout
Being on your phone during checkout can slow down the process and comes off as a tad impolite.
“It Doesn’t Scan? Must Be Free!”
Retail workers have heard this joke a thousand times. Trust us, it’s not as funny as it sounds.
Not Controlling Your Kids
A store isn’t a playground. If your child is knocking items off shelves, it’s a headache for employees.
Abandoning Carts at the Front
It might seem helpful, but leaving your cart at the front entrance can block others from entering or exiting.
“Back in My Day”
Comparing today’s shopping experience to the “good old days” isn’t constructive feedback. Times change!