Here are the five things customers do that annoy cashiers the most. I shouldn’t have to scramble to turn the thing off so your money doesn’t disappear. I know they’re just trying to be funny and it’s better than being a [CENSORED] but my GOD…just..WHY! Cashiers don’t set the sales tax, so do not ask them if there’s a workaround. No, I’m not going to give you a free Big Mac just because you have a big order and it’s too expensive. They’re never-ending, and they never change. Now we have to spend 10 minutes taking most of their [CENSORED] off and another 20 putting it back where it belongs on a shelf just because they’re too stupid to keep a ballpark estimate in their head while shopping of how much is being spent. If you’re not going to buy it don’t put it in your [CENSORED] cart! I should have a special price for me.” No it did not. Most of our customers were elderly and I swear to god every one of them used the same exact joke. Just because an item didn’t scan correctly, or at all, does NOT mean that you get it for free. Cashiers can all relate to being yelled at for miscellaneous things that have nothing to do with them because they're the last people that customers see on their way out of the store. Christmas just has to look a little different. I work at a coffee shop. Then they get mad when I interrupt them on the phone to give them their total. When women pull sweaty money out of their bra. An item doesnt scan, “oh it must be free! When customers who buy the daily mail feel the need to give you there right wing opinions about how people who have minimum wage jobs being to lazy to get anything better. I’m a cashier at the chain of grocery stores where I’m from. When grocery store shoppers arrive with 2-3 carts overflowing with food items and stand there asking “how much did that ring-up for?” as each and every item passes through. The next time you tell me “Don’t worry, I just printed those this morning” the next time I’m doing a counterfeit check on a $50 bill I’m handing you your bill back and saying “I’m sorry sir, but since you just admitted this is a fake bill I’m afraid I can’t take it.”. “Gentlemen! twitch twitch. It’s going on the counter. I put my hand out for their money and they put it on the counter change and all. HAWHAWHAW!!! Holy shi*t! And feed him your useless coupons while you’re at it. Oh wait I need milk. 25 funny posts from retail workers about the most annoying things customers do. Looking back I should have taken her card and just held onto it until she got off the phone. Sigh. [CENSORED], we would like to go home. This is the real eternal struggle. Customer service reps, cashiers, and salespeople dished on the very worst customer behavior, and especially during COVID, the customer is not always right. It’s so bloody rude. Such a frustrating process! Getting one of our sandwiches requires a fair number of questions. Stuff was usually soaked in sweat. For me it’s when I have my hand stretched out ready to take their money, and they just put it on the counter. So annoying! ... cashier [email protected] Follow. Why are you guys so expensive?!”. I have to go back manually and void all of them, and where i work when you void more than 5 dollars you have to call customer service and get a person that is higher than you (usually a manager) and have them type in a whole bunch of stuff on the computer to approve your void. I just want to rip it out of their hands/ear and throw it back at their face. Read the damn label! When I hold out my hand for the money, and they place it on the counter. Coupons are not magic, no we don’t take them after they’re expired, no we don’t care if someone else does you totally swear, and no, you can’t use them if what you’re buying costs /less/ than the coupon. Do not pull out a wad of money or a credit card from your sock or bra and hand it to me. That means it must be free! I don’t throw your money at you, do I? That’s clearly too much! I would always take my time picking it up and getting it in order whenever someone did it. Now tell me what cashiers do that annoys you. When I have my hand out to accept cash or change and they put it on the counter so that I have to reach and pick all the pieces out individually. Used to work at a tool store that had tons of coupons each week and catered to the retired. Working at a small convenience store people complain how the price at our store are so high compared to the one on the other side of the city. I have customers come in, grab a basket, use it for their shopping, and then actually FORGET where the basket goes as they cash out. I even had a woman shop elsewhere who brought in her receipt to show me it was cheaper.. If I am holding out my hand to take your cash, don’t bypass said hand set it on the counter for me to pick up. I don’t want to touch your sweaty boob money. When they decide at the last second they dont want a particular item, and I have to void it, which is a way bigger pain in the [CENSORED] than it needs to be. And to use your example of bananas: “Oh, those are bananas for .79¢ a pound” well no [CENSORED] it’s a banana and that doesn’t help. Meanwhile, everyone else standing in line behind them watches their ice cream melt as tempers rise …, Customer brings up whole buggy of food to the register I scan first item. I am a cashier, and have answered questions about what customers do that annoy me. When customers ask why, I say I have a baby at home. Why did you change the price. Go to the Starbuck next door. Me. When something doesn’t scan properly or isn’t in the system yet do you have to call and get the price and the customer says, “Oh, I guess it’s free then.” The amount of times you hear this joke will slowly drive you insane. IN. It’s like “gee guys I really appreciate it, don’t want to go home and relax, eat, and hang with my wife or anything, thanks for extending my 9 hour day here by 45min”. Oh, you’re just going to count out .92 cents in nickles and pennies & leave it on the edge of the counter for me to scoop up, along with your wet crumpled up dollar bills that you pulled out of your sock? Customer hands me a $100 bill, which I then check the watermark or use a counterfeit detector pen on. Not handing their money to me but instead just putting it on the counter expecting me to reach over and grab it. Please do not throw it at me, place it on the belt, place it on the stand, or give it to me in a wadded up ball. Like, you actually expect me to go through all of these and find the ones that apply?? I worked at a coffee shop for a while, and I always hated when people couldn’t get off their phone long enough to order. It's what every family feels and deals with during the holidays during normal times, even your snobby neighbors. cashiers, what do customers do that annoy you? The 17 year old cashier. !” Shut the [CENSORED] up you [CENSORED] [CENSORED]. Getting upset at the cashier for things out of their control. Nostrovia70 says: When I used … Guess it must be free! Not Handing me the money and instead placing on the counter in front of them so I have to reach out and grab it. It makes me angry when people come in last minute and then continue to say things like Oh sorry I know you guys must hate me for coming in so late, i’d hate it too if someone else came in minutes before close. Doesn’t scan correctly on first try; must be free! Customer: I just made it this morning! – Guess what its not funny after the 1st time. The worst part was the same people told this exact joke every single week as if they just came up with it on the spot and I’m left to awkwardly fake an awkward laugh. That is all, Talking on your [CENSORED] phone while checking out. Things shoppers do that really annoy supermarket workers ... and for some seemingly cheery supermarket cashiers, there is a list. It’s hell on the psyche. Customers who don't notice signs... or does notice, but ignore them. No, this is a buy 2, get 1 coupon, not a buy 1 get 1. Don’t buy something if you think it’s overpriced. Like as their counting it out they just kinda throw it in your direction. And every time an item doesn’t scan or I have to look up a UPC, EVERY customer chuckles and says “So it’s free right hurr hurr”. Or theres that Grade A douche who straight up says “Theres a reason you’re the one behind the counter and not me.” Well EXCUSE ME for trying to pay for my masters through any job I can get. me: can’t locate price tag Customer: Oh! Just printed this money last night — har har har. My job was take-out which included working the register. i don’t’ care and i’m not telling the manager. People who act all high and mighty as they swipe their EBT card. Not like we haven’t heard that before. At my store, we turn off our light AND put a sign up. Maybe if we both read these lists, we can both improve the customer service. Throwing you’re money at me or on the counter when I held out my hand to take it. People talking on their cell phones while ringing through their transaction. Arguing prices on items that aren’t on sale and have their prices clearly displayed. It must be free! It’s just insulting! But people that come into my workplace them complain about the price of things.. When the customer is on the phone and tell me to hold on!!! Waits until you have rang up their entire order. We have a no cellphone sign, and people don’t follow it. A customer has a late afternoon flight and would love to have a late checkout. Let me go ahead and give you a 100% discount.” And asking for my manager isn’t going to help you either. Sign reads “Pants 40% off” Customer: “Well that sign is confusing, you should make it less confusing!” It wouldn’t be confusing if you were [CENSORED] literate. Something doesn’t scan properly so customer makes joke about getting it for free. Sometimes people will ignore the signs and just walk right in. Customers take forever to take them out. Well then it must be free HAHAHAHABABABMFNFBSJSN” [CENSORED] you. I work at an oil change place. If you truly don’t care what goes on, be prepared for hot peppers and tons of hot sauce, because F. U. [CENSORED] coupon people and their universally [CENSORED] attitudes. Yes, I know Mcdonald’s down the street sells it for a lot less. No, I just like to stand here with my light on, twiddling my [CENSORED] thumbs. I’m no cashier but I am a maintenance associate at Walmart. haha HA HA HAH!”, “Oh there’s, no price tag on it; I guess it must be free.”. Now what’s my total? Jokes. And simply make sure everyone is having the "hap-hap-happiest Christmas.". Seriously, it’s no secret that ice cream at DQ is expensive. Seeing store regulars come in right before closing, finally coming to your line 45 minutes after closing time, then handing you a fat stack of coupons and complaints. I can’t stand when customers complain about prices. When I stick my hand out to take their money, and they just drop it on the counter. You have a [CENSORED] calculator on your phone and I assume you learned addition in school. THEN IT MUST BE FREE! Many in the service industry experience customers feeling that because they're in the service industry their role is likened to that of a servant. When people keep there money/cards in inappropriate places. I personally think you look rude coming into my workplace with a receipt from somewhere else to “show me the difference” like if you know it’s cheaper at X get it there? I always hated when you were looking up the PLU for produce of a common item that maybe you haven’t quite memorized. Nobody wants to admit to being annoying. If you can’t see why that’s gross, imagine if I dragged your money or your debit card across my [CENSORED] before giving it to you. Try working at a gas station. You need to listen to what we are asking. Nine years of working various retail jobs, banking, customer service, and I boil my frustration down to one sentence. Item temporarily doesn’t ring up “it must be free!” And they usually laugh their [CENSORED] [CENSORED] off. Going back to my days working retail, one at DQ and the other at Lenscrafters, I have something to add: Customers who complain about the price of it. I hate how a lot of customers talk down to cashiers. When customers say, “if it doesn’t scan, it’s free!”. I said it wasn’t my doing but he didn’t believe me. Throw their money down on the counter then hold out their hand expecting me to place the change right into their palm. Joking that something is free when the price is missing/having trouble scanning it. Working in customer service has its ups and downs. Also when people come up to the register on their phones and ignore you when you ask them questions. Handing me a $50 or $100 bill, saying, “I just printed it this morning!” HARDIE [CENSORED] HAR HAR. Anonymous. Do not pay me with money from down your bra because that’s actually so disgusting. 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