I was thinking about this the other day when I was in the store and saw all the “cabin people” there. Everyone was just tossing their stuff onto the belts. Worse, some people just stick those little baskets on the belt and don’t bother to unpack them. Do you know how much cashiers hate that? It’s a very odd angle and on the belt, that basket is hard to reach into. Do you know how much they hate it when the scanner isn’t working you say “it must be free today…HA-HA-HA,” or how irritating it is when you say “oh, I forgot one thing” and take off and leave everyone standing there? Or, when you stand there and watch her scan everything and when she’s/he’s done, you take out your checkbook and start writing your check. Why can’t you be ready? Write your check out WHILE she’s scanning your stuff.
This got me to thinking that since I was a cashier, I can feel for them when people do stupid stuff. I was also a waitress many MANY times so I’m always very thoughtful when I go out to eat. I always put my silverware on my plate with my napkin and I always clean up around the table. I try to help out in any way I can.
Do you find yourself being more considerate if you’ve done the job someone is doing for you? What are some of your peeves of people in public?