Retail Fail

7:49 AM

This is a personal pet peeve of mine. Maybe I'm being too harsh. I'm not angry or anything, it's just a pet peeve. I really dislike it when store clerks ask me as I'm checking out if I "was able to find everything I was looking for." It happens all the time. It bugs me because I don't like the outcomes of any answer. Either I say yes, I found everything just fine (and half the time I'm lying), or I say no, I wasn't able to find everything. In which case, the clerk will ask what you couldn't find and they'll either tell you that they don't carry that item, or they'll tell you right where it is on aisle 37. That's the worst outcome in my opinion, because it means either I leave the store knowing full well that I'm leaving my sought-after item behind, or it means I have to leave the line to go look for it, or it means I'm holding up the line while the clerk gets someone to bring it up. And one thing I do take seriously is holding up store lines. Like, I start breaking out in a nervous sweat if I unnecessarily hold up store lines for more than 10 seconds. Aaaaanyway, I guess my point is - once I'm in the checkout line, I'm on my way out. I've passed the point of no return. If I couldn't find something, that ship has sailed. So no, I didn't find everything I was looking for today...but there's no turning back.

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