One of the local grocery store delis has really great potato salad and chicken salad. I happened to be in the area today and while picking up a few things I stopped at the deli. I didnt see anyone waiting for counter help, but I did see several people slicing meat and doing various things in the work area.
(Ive been there a few times and I know they do fix orders at the counter. They also have a large area where theres lots of packaged items in containers on shelves. Personally, I prefer to tell someone what I want and have it put in a container while I watch. I prefer this because I dont know how long the potato, chicken salad or whatever has been packaged up AND the times Ive gotten potato salad or whatever from the counter its been really yummy.)
I stood there for a few minutes, was just about to say excuse me when a woman looked up from what she was doing and asked if she could help me.
Me: Id like some potato salad.
Worker: Theres plenty right there on the shelves (motioning).
Me: Well, I like to get it here. Seems fresher.
Worker: Its all the same. It's all fresh, ma'am.
Me: Even so, could someone get me a pound of the mustard potato salad from this large bowl here at the counter?
Worker: (Kind of s sighed in exasperation), shrugged, washed her hands, walked over and got me what I wanted.
I was a little
bit insulted because customer service at this store, and this deli area, has always been superb. Not a big deal, but I think a customer should be able to get the item they want. Its not like the counter potato salad was being saved for something else (if so it wouldn't be out there for all to see and salivate over).
Right? (Or was I being snow-flakey, heaven forbid?)