The Wealthy Don’t Need Free Desserts

Working in retail, I encounter people who lie to get freebies all the time.  “I left my coupon at home.”  “The item wasn’t put in my bag.”  “I didn’t know the sale ended, can’t you make an exception for me?” and so on.  I tell myself that they are short on money, perhaps barely getting Read More…

5 Things You Should Not Say at the Pharmacy

          These are from Pharmacy Times, and it’s actually a pretty mellow list compared to some of the things I’ve heard said at my pharmacy, especially the guy who was upset about his prescription not being filled and came out with “I’m going to go home and get my AK-47 and come Read More…

Just Another Week in Retail

After so many years in retail I am always amazed when I see something that I’ve never seen before.   The other day I had a Hispanic gentleman ask me for some medicine for his COUCH.  It took a while but I figured out he needed cough medicine.  (But I really considered taking him to Read More…

Stupid Things Customers Say

This one needs very little explanation.  The one that peeves me the most is the people who get to the counter at a fast food place (note the words “FAST FOOD”!) and then take forever to decide what they want.   As the guy says, there are probably a lot of people in line behind Read More…

2 Tales of Some Great Restaurant Bosses

  For those of you who have lousy bosses/managers who won’t stick up for their employees, be advised that there are some out there who will.  My #1 rule when I was a manager is that the customer is always right until they attack or belittle one of my employees in a personal manner, and Read More…