Something interesting happened yesterday. I was grocery shopping at Acme, and the cashier asked me if I had my discount card. I said that I didn't, and she walked away from her register without a word and left me standing there for about three minutes. People behind me were shifting around and looking annoyed, as I only had three items, but I was too surprised to stop her. She finally came back with another employee's card, which she scanned. No apology or explanation, though she did say "Have a nice day" after the transaction was completed. I said "Thanks, you too", and walked out. Honestly, I would have rather just payed the extra three dollars! I was getting the stink-eye because I was the reason she walked off to get the darn thing.
I'm pretty sure she was rude, or at least thoughtless when she walked off like that, but was I right to just let it go? I doubt she was supposed to do that, and the whole thing was kind of awkward (for me, at least).
There had been times when I've had to leave my register to get or do something in order to give someone a discount or fix a register error, but I always at least explained myself so that the customer would know
, and could decline if they so chose instead of being inconvenienced.