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Me: Got the AIDS ribbons in yet?
Staff: Um...is that a band?
Or if it is, I'm William G Stewart.
they may have been jewish!
Re: Answering a question with a question btw.
Points deducted for answering a question with a question!
sadpunk | 22 Nov '07, 10:36 | Send note | Report this | Reply
It's a stand-by of New York Jewish comedy.
Yes of course i did otherwise i would have asked.
Fuck of retailers trying to make it look like the staff care. I KNOW THEY DONT!
See also: 'Is that all?' in fast food outlets.
What? You don't think I've ordered enough?!
and i dont hold it against the actual workers, its just so clearly contrived to the point where its actually more insulting than someone just scanning it and smiling or something, when they are trying to make the workers seem friendly. After the second time you hear the person say it you lose the feeling that they do care. If i didnt find something i wanted i would ask!
once. and then they had to go looking for it. when i really wasn't bothered as i'd thought 'ah i'll just get it off play'
more fool me.
Yesterday in HMV we were looking at the films, and one bloke was sent out to help people, but he had nothing to do so was just talking to customers about films, which was ok but slightly awkward, and he ended up criticising the film my friend was going to buy, which nearly meant he wouldnt have bought it. Silly!
I want a music shop where i feel intimidated about going to the till with my records as the bloke behind the till will scrutinise my music taste.
and it really does come across like that, its just frustrating to have to answer it, and i would imagine that its equally annoying for the people having to ask it.
* was funny to think of branson getting medieval on someoenes ass though.
See also: Sister Ray in London.
who will 'diss' your choices.
yes ive seen high fidelity
i like shops like that! theres a few in norwich. its great.
everyone in the shop is supposed to be approached to see if they need help.
which is pretty much the worst thing ever to do because no one likes being asked if they want help. and inevitably say no, but then change their mind a few seconds later.
most of the time it's just old ladies with lists of christmas presents so you can help them.
i had to recommend a slipknot album yesterday, lol
its just awkward, and a lot of the people who work there look like they actually do like music and would love to just be able to talk about it and stuff, rather than just ask whether we got everything we were looking for.
also see above ^
music shop people have no idea i swear
when i'm on the till if someone's buying something that i like. or if they're cute. bonus points if they're cute AND buying something i like.
and am not cute... darn.
fuck you all.
got anything by The AIDS Ribbons?
as a member of the general public you are helping to feed my spiralling Misanthropy.
Someone tried to use a HMV voucher yesterday.
Unless you are holding an album by a good band/artist I will invariably regard you with contempt.
The reason that the staff actually ASK if there is anything else....is that they get a bonus if they sell more.
Obviously the shop just want to sell as much as possible, but it isnt as enjoyable looking for music or dvds if you are trying to be flogged a load of crap on commission.
we ask when they come up to purchase things.
i was the one intially complaining about it. Its shit and just comes across as wooden as though you dont really care. Which i know most of the staff probably dont, but it just serves to highlight that they dont.
about a third of the people we ask actually DO want to enquire about other things.
and is that a real figure?
lots of people apparently just don't ask the people on the shop floor.
people are retards.
I told a crack-head to fuck off yesterday...