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*places receipt flat onto open palm*
*places loose change on top of receipt*
the change acts as a nice weight to the receipt/note and stops it fluttering off.
EAT are determined to give me receipts every time. Why not at least have a little paper recycling bin there at the front if you're going to be like that?
But if you're working in HMV you better give me a receipt because it's not a waste of time and paper in that case.
Why would anyone need a receipt on a pint of 'Beast' Ale? It's not like I could take it in to work and claim it as expenses.
I am a NO BAG person too. I tell them early, but they are so used to going for the bag it's usually in their hands as you come to the till.
Got all my bags ready and open in the trolley and STILL the cashier asks if I want bags. I kind of understand that it's what they've been trained to do and everything, but incredibly pointless.
This is the real reason that HMV's survived where Virgin/Zavvi failed.
Here's your receipt and here's your change.
It's not like your going to take it back.
When you buy a few things and the cashier/till person just puts out a palm and stares dumbly at you. HOW MUCH MONEY IS IT THAT I NEED TO GIVE YOU?
Also, the look of confusion I always get when I say "I don't need a bag, thank you".
don't look at me like i'm a goddamn leper just because i've the foresight to bring a bag along and i'm not an inconsiderate fucksmudge who amasses plastic bags at home as part of his plot to destroy the world
I've got an awesome placky bag collection. I've even got a Woolworths one which I use for special occasions.
but it's when I pop into Sainsburys to grab a sandwich and I politely decline a bag only to get gawked at that I wonder what the point of anything is
but it is there job to offer you a decent service, and in this instance, that would include not chatting to one of their friends while serving you.
*their. I'm going back to my monkey thread
It works both ways.
buying something in a shop but I disagree with the point about it working both ways. One person is paid to serve customers and the other person is a customer.
He's generally the first to point out when someone's showing a lack of manners.
has been on the phone or nattering away with friends and they're aware I'm there but they still carry on. They haven't even given me a chance to be rude.
Disagree massively with that. A succession of student jobs in retail and hearing horror stories from my Dad who had to deal with irate passengers at Paddington Stations means that I'm always incredibly polite to cashiers and still end up being treated like shit. I imagine plenty of other people share this experience.
mainly in Somerfield.
somerfield is one of the worst shops ever to have been conceived
They're all running at their own slow pace and because you're an outsider you get unpreferential treatment. It's like being in France except you speak the language.
We're a local shop for local people...
Have you ever been in a 'sports' shop? I can't think of anywhere else where the staff are more interested in chatting amongst themselves and pointedly ignoring every customer in there.
from my experience. And trying to find someone help you get some football boots/shoes. Walk round the shop aimlessly clutching one trainer before finding some 17 year old with the social skills of a dying pigeon, only to be told that "it's not their section".
Having said the JJB have improved recently. This is mainly levelled at JD Sports and Sports Direct.
is a smile and 'hello'. The smile isn't even that necessary.
during my retail days
They got SERVED, eh?
I hate it when I'm trying to help a customer and they're talking to their friend and disregarding you, or they don't take their headphones off or they answer their phone while you're serving them...sigh. Customers.
and used them at asda and the woman gave me the dirtiest look.
then slide change into wallet, crumple receipt and shove in pocket never to be seen again
Come on, it's easy.
Maybe it's just because you and I are the only ones who don't stuff change in our pockets to rip holes in them.
I don't know about you.
So I always make a point to myself of not doing it...if the change goes on top of the receipt, there are many potential DISASTERS that could occur
if you've got a handful of change, the receipt can be used as a slide/funnel to get it into your wallet!
Woohoo! SUCK THAT, BAMOS!
Change goes in the back left pocket. Notes in the front left.
with Theo they can just lift the whole wallet and get the lot.
of a wallet is if not to hold money.
Purse holds money that jangles.
Glad to clear it up for you.
Show us your rack.
wallet has different compartments and stuff, so that it can contain a number of cards, notes, coins, and photos if you're a pervert i guess
A wallet has a separate compartment for notes and folds in the middle.
A purse is a single compartment that closes at the top.
Hence if it folds it's a wallet, regardless of if you keep rags in it.
Coins don't belong in a wallet. You can have cash/cards/id etc. But no coins. I don't really care if my wallet folds or not.
what's wrong with you?
I like to know that when I lose it I LOSE BAD!
Also less to remember when I change trousers and so forth.
That's a rucksack.
and I have never lost my wallet.
never an actual wallet. UNLOSEABLE
So be law unable ever to own a wallet.
Soz. Olde English laws which has been brought in by EU, UN, NATO, League of Nations, etc.
stinks so much that it is also unstealable.
mostly because most of the clothes i wear don't have pockets, and certainly not pockets that are spacious enough for my massive wallet which is full of cash because i'm loaded
Mary J. Rottencrotch.
Plus, what would you do with loose change? It always falls out of my pocket when I sit down, so coins in the wallet make sense.
"all wallets come with a coin compartment now" if they did they'd be called purses. I own a wallet, no coin compartment.
The new ones come with extra compartments and go-faster stripes.
I don't keep photos of anyone but myself, though I do keep an item of morbid curiosity.
change goes in pockets, notes go in wallets.
when i work in a shop i always put the reciept straight in the bag, unless the customer specifically asks to have it
Would that be the way to ask?
I haven’t paid cash for anything that costs more than a pumpkin since 2007
And paying with card means you get ample time, while the receipt is printing out, to politely but firmly put up a palm and say ‘no need for a receipt, ma’am’. Which means I leave the store clutter-free to get on my BMX and pedal off into the sunset.
With that you get a record of it on your statement anyway - unlike it's slippery cousin cash
Cashless, receiptless transactions mean no direct contact with the sweaty hands of a clerk. They've got nothing better to do than scratch their crack all day and handle money.
If you catch swine flu this autumn, it's going to be from a pimply emo scrunt down Co-op and not the tube.
Goes to the mattresses waiting for it to get colder again.
forgot how cold it gets in Mexico.
"and here's your receipt." *put the receipt in front of their change hand so they can grab it if they want*
for a little bit of change. Can someone tell me where I stand?
you've got a kids wallet.
you've got a cool kids wallet.
'Head' schoolbag that I got in 1992 for the start of Year 7.
I can tell you that much.
Cashier should establish the need (or not) for a bag.
Then complete the payment.
Then place the change in the customer's hand first.
They should never place the flappy receipt in the customer's palm and place the flyaway 1p, 6p, or whatever change on top.
They should extend the receipt towards the customer (but offer to place the receipt in the bag, depending on the type of bag/purchase).
The customer can then a) accept (and take the receipt in their fingers and dow whatever with it whilst holding the change safely in their hand), b) refuse, or c) choose for the receipt to be bagged.
Change on top of receipt is wrong as hell.
Both parties should be cordial and pleasant. Have a conversation if you wish, but don't prevent each other from completing the transaction.
Past bad experiences are no justification for rudeness or inattentiveness by the customer OR the cashier.
I've worked in loads of jobs as a cashier. It's not difficult.
Paying with cash for anything that costs more than a pumpkin is yesterday's news.
Exception drinks in a bar. Which should always be paid for with cash.
3/4 the price of 2 galia melons.
...this for me has never, ever been an issue.
Sure, there've been times when I've bought a singular item such as an ice-pop, a vegetable such as a yam... or a celeriac if you will. A single Bic biro too maybe... These items I do not want a receipt. But I get one. Bit of a shame but hey ho. The receipt's positioning in my palm in relation to my change makes little or no difference.
Although having read this thread I bet it will now. Thanks guys.
I don't have a value card and yes I want a fucking bag you unskilled retail service motherfucker
Keep up the good work.
NO I DON'T WANT A FUCKING BAG
it's the thought that counts?
doesn't mean that they themselves are unskilled.
Many folk working in retail are just doing it part-time to support whatever else it is they're doing.
allows you to wrap the change up in the receipt and place in you pocket in one efficient movement, I can see how it would annoy those people who insit on placing everything in the correct compartment of their wallets with no regard to the queue behind them but they are the worst people in the world
people who insit on placing everything in the correct compartment of their wallets with due regard to the queue behind them?
if people are waiting then get out of the way asap, sort your wallet out latter
It's possible to step to one side and sort your wallet out whilst the next transaction commences, y'know.
But if the change is placed in the palm, with the receipt given afterwards then the arrangements can be made whilst on the move. And then even the simple sidestep is not required.
Coins on top of notes/receipts = unnecessary hassle.
so long as your not holding up other people that is acceptable, unless you happen to have one of those shop assistants who wont serve the next customer until your about 10m away