Monday, December 07, 2009
I hate it when cashiers think they are making small talk by asking/saying personal things like, " Boy you must like cheese", or "That's a lot of pop", "That's a lot of candy", or "Eaw, how can you eat tha"t, or similar things about the contents of your shopping cart.
Oh, I don't mind it when they say something like, "oh this looks interesting, what isle did you find it in", or "what does it taste like", and so on. But to comment on the amount of packages in one's shopping card is, I feel, rude in the extreme. I think they should limit thier small talk to "Hi, how are you today", " Is it still raining", or some neutral things like that.
My sister was going through the line up with several packages of cheese which was on sale last week and she will need in 2 weeks when she does a fonue for my neice. The clerk made some comment like "boy you sure eat a lot of cheese." I told her she should ignore the comment and pretend she's answering a question, like, "I'm fine, thank you for asking."
So what do/should you say?