Monday, July 27, 2009
For Your Convenience
I recently got a part time job at a local convenience store. Personally I love the reaction I get when people I graduated high school with come in and see me in my little uniform and green visor. They give me this look of pity and I assume they're thinking something along the lines of "I guess she dropped out of college." or "I can't believe she never got a job."
Yes, I finished school and graduated. No, I didn't chose a career that would allow me to support myself.
Anywho...I've created a list of pointers for your next convenience store trip to make your life and the lives of the people who are providing you morning caffeine jolt a little easier.
-If you have change, please don't place it on the counter. I have short finger nails and change is really hard to pick up when it's lying flat on a smooth surface. It's already in your hand. Just wait two damn seconds and hand it to me.
- Do NOT take the coffee from the pot that is still brewing. This is not your home coffee maker. If you remove the pot, the steaming hot liquid will continue to pour out of the spout and I have to burn my pretty little hands cleaning it. Please don't do that to me...I'm someone's child.
-Why can't you just throw the damn sugar packet out??? The garbage is literally 4 inches from your coffee cup. I'm sure if you breathed hard enough it would just fly in.
-Don't bitch at me because the Entenmann's's cakes are 2 for $6 but not $3 each. Yes, you have to buy two to get the price. I didn't make up the sale and to be honest with you I don't care.
-I'm sorry that I am not the master of the lottery machine. Stop telling me to hit the "repeat" button to print different tickets. This machine is probably from 1980 and so the word "repeat" wore of about 10 years ago. You're not going to win anyway.
-Don't tell me how annoying the coffee timer going off is. I know. I'm here for 8 hours and the thing goes off every twenty minutes.
-When I'm checking out your order, don't be an asshole by saying something like "Can't you turn that beeping off?". I could but then you would have to wait for me to get back to the register to ring you up and then you would be bitching about that too.
-When you come in on Friday afternoon, do NOT tell me to cheer up because it is Friday. In case you haven't noticed, I work at a 24 hour convenience store on Friday nights. I also work Saturday and Sunday as well. Friday is the new Monday.