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I went to this place (not Sam's) where they sell food in bulk, to buy a big block of cheese.I always buy in bulk 'cause I think I'm part mouse, and because it comes out cheaper when I cut it in half and sell the other half to my neighbor.

I was in a hurry and just grabbed the big block of Munster Cheese. I got in line to pay for it and when it was my turn to pay, the girl picked up the cheese and it so happens it had a GIANT bite off the corner of it. You could see the the teeth marks, (more like fangs) all along the cheese. It was already a little dry which meant the bite had taken place a long time before. I told check-out girl I wanted another block, so I ran back and grabbed another one.

The check-out girl looked at me with disgust and asked me if I HAD bitten the cheese. I could actually felt the heat run through my face in embarrassment and indignantly shouted back that I HAD NOT. That whatever had taken the GIANT bite off the cheese had not been human but rather beast like and was she insinuating I was a DOG!? I then demanded to know why she would ask me such a question. Her reply was, "one never knows!" I yelled, "How DARE you!"

I turned back and saw everyone behind me listening to our every word. My embarrassment quickly turned to rage. I looked back at her and slowly walking behind the counter towards her, my body now trembling uncontrollably. I found myself directly in front of her. She actually did a back-bend over the cash register as I made contact with my pointed finger, right between her eyebrows as I yelled, "YOU BITCH!" Her eyes were actually cross-eyed as she felt and stared at my finger. I grabbed my block of cheese and left terribly angry, wondering if the time had come to enroll in some anger management course.



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Mar. 18th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
hehe nice :)

anger management not required...However that girl needs some classes in manners though..........or maybe just needs to be bitch slapped :)
Mar. 18th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
This year, I've encountered so many rude people, but this gal took the cake, big time. It doesn't cost money nor time to take a second to be curtious. I've always been pretty cool, but lately, I've had the rotten luck of coming into contact with the most rude people.

Bitch slap? I wish I could of punched her a good one! I have my very own professional punching bag that I named Petunia and my over-the-counter boxing mits. I punch every single day. I'll put a of picture of it someday.
Mar. 18th, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC)
sounds like time for a change, either change stores or buy blocks of cheddar. It me it sounds like you had every reason to be short temered with her. You're the customer, you should be treated as such and with respect. Afterall, it is you that is paying her salary.

Mar. 18th, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC)
I can't for the life of me understand why a few employees feel they must be rude with the customer. There are so many people who don't have a job and would love to have theirs. What these rude employees should understand is that they too are customers somewhere else during the day. We are ALL customers.
Mar. 18th, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC)
It's inexcusable for a clerk to be so rude to a customer. You should write a letter of complaint to the store's management--the higher up, the better.

As for the finger, it's interesting... I wonder how the index finger came to be an instrument of correction. It's such a universal gesture, it must go way, way back. When my other half gets really angry, he points, and shakes the finger up and down; he says everybody in his family uses it, and calls it the "German finger".
Mar. 18th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
The Hokey Pokey
I call my finger, "The Hokey Pokey". The satisfaction I got was to see the indentation of my nail between her eyebrows. I FIRMLY poked her 2 times as I said, "You Bitch"!

I do believe she'll remember me always. I know I'll never forget her.
Mar. 18th, 2004 07:22 pm (UTC)
She should be fired for poor customer service!
Mar. 18th, 2004 07:35 pm (UTC)
anger management, no. i've learned to stand back and watch in amusement when accusations are directed at me, while i consider if they are capable, willing or even have the propensity to listen.
suppose i would have asked for my money back or see her supervisor.
it's always curious how some folks are put in a place of serving the public and have so little skill to do so. it's just the way life goes in human interaction of trading goods for money.
Mar. 18th, 2004 09:55 pm (UTC)
human interaction
What these rude people don't seem to realize is that as employees, we are ALL a dime a dozen. We are all replaceable, even kings and presidents. There's always someone who would love take our jobs at the drop of a hat. The customer can't be replaced and if a business loses too many of its customer, that place of business is dead.

If these employees, and thank God they are few, don't have the capacity to behave in a civil manner, then they should seek work in the warehouses where the only contact they have is with the crates.
Mar. 18th, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC)
Please please please, I beg of you, after hearing all your adventures at Sam's---membership in Costco would be a good thing.
Mar. 18th, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC)
I am a member of Costco, also, but rarely go there 'cause they're a little more expensive than Sam's. Went to Sam's again recently, wearing sandals this time and didn't get hurt anymore. Of course, I gave "the eye of the tiger" to anyone who came too close to my feet!

I have another pet peeve about shopping and will experiment on "something" soon. I'll post in my journal the results.
Mar. 18th, 2004 10:28 pm (UTC)
Anger Management.
My advice is indeed to enroll in some kind of course.

If there is one thing that you have successfully communicated it is how to illicit an emotional response out of you. What you end up doing is giving away your hand and howing people how to push your buttons.

Although we americans don't often consider it this way, interactions with people are in essence a negotiation and poker game.

You really should consider the kind of power you give another person over you when you let them provoke you to ANY kind of emotional reaction.

And that is the key, you have to learn to not REACT, but instead RESPOND.

"Live from Baghdad."
Mar. 20th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Anger Management.
A future Anger management could possiby be in order. Constructive criticism and complaints given with care can very well be tolerated, but to have an employee contradict and demean a customer, is totally unacceptable, not only to the customer but to the business owner as well.

The confrontation between the woman and myself was brought upon by the woman. It is apparent that this woman had behaved in this manner before with some other customer. Upon looking at me, in the flesh so to speak, people find me to be courteous and docile person. When she provoked me into losing my temper, she had no earthly idea that looks can sometimes be deceiving. She pick the wrong person. We all, as humans, come to the inevitable where we say, enough is enough.

I have been provoked by sleaze bags, on many occasions and have managed to keep my cool, but the manner in which this particular BITCH behaved towards me was inexcusable. She's lucky I didn't head straight to management. She could very possibly been fired. I chose to handle the situation myself, since I'm no wet noodle.

On another note, I always enjoy reading your journal!

Live From The Funny Farm
Mar. 19th, 2004 02:59 am (UTC)
asked me if I HAD bitten the cheese
What an idiot! I would have laughed though! ;)
Mar. 19th, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC)
Re: asked me if I HAD bitten the cheese
Thank goozznezz the cheese wasn't sliced, 'cause then she might of asked me if I was the one who had "cut the cheese!" heh heh
Mar. 19th, 2004 09:06 pm (UTC)
Re: then she might of asked me if I was the one who had "cut the cheese!"
Haa haa!
Mar. 19th, 2004 06:17 pm (UTC)
Good for you. The clerk was way out of line and you quite effectively let her know.
Mar. 20th, 2004 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you manoman. I have no regrets for the manner I defended myself. Or maybe just one regret, I should of shoved the block of cheese up her nose, too!
Mar. 30th, 2004 09:57 am (UTC)
I noticed you added me as a friend. I figured since you've shown some interest in my journal I'd drop in to say Hi. So... Hi. LOL

Do we have a mutual friend or do I know you from a community? I'm just curious. I think I'm a pretty boring guy so when folks friend me that I don't know I wonder what makes them want to read my journal. I'll add you back and look forward to getting to know you.

Mar. 30th, 2004 03:27 pm (UTC)
i would slap her and made her apologize in front of ppl
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