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« Reply #4950 on: October 23, 2013, 09:59:40 PM »
I am now very grateful for one store near me that has a scanner so you can scan everything in as you shop and then once you get to the register you just scan the code on the side of your monitor than swipe your member's card. 

That way there's no comments at all about what you bought. :) I once bought a little bottle of butter spray for popcorn (I like it just like at the movie theater) and the cashier felt the need to tell me I was spending too much $ on such a small bottle and it's so unhealthy!  ::)
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« Reply #4951 on: October 24, 2013, 04:34:58 AM »
I am now very grateful for one store near me that has a scanner so you can scan everything in as you shop and then once you get to the register you just scan the code on the side of your monitor than swipe your member's card. 

That way there's no comments at all about what you bought. :) I once bought a little bottle of butter spray for popcorn (I like it just like at the movie theater) and the cashier felt the need to tell me I was spending too much $ on such a small bottle and it's so unhealthy!  ::)

No one should ever pass comment on the food choices of anyone else - you don't know their reasons! And sometimes one just wants to be completely unhealthy. I will push my Poptarts and Cheetos down the belt, and I will be unrepentant!

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« Reply #4952 on: October 24, 2013, 04:50:35 AM »
No one should ever pass comment on the food choices of anyone else - you don't know their reasons! And sometimes one just wants to be completely unhealthy. I will push my Poptarts and Cheetos down the belt, and I will be unrepentant!

Do you mean pass judgment? Because I really don't mind when the cashier says "Have you tried this before? No? CRUD MONKEYS! I had it for lunch the other day and it was *so good*."  I got a huge kick the one night When I bought a piece of red velvet cake and the cashier said "is this red velvet cake?" I said yes and the cashier said "red velvet cake is sooooo good." and the 3 or 4 people after me all agreed.

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« Reply #4953 on: October 24, 2013, 05:17:56 AM »
No one should ever pass comment on the food choices of anyone else - you don't know their reasons! And sometimes one just wants to be completely unhealthy. I will push my Poptarts and Cheetos down the belt, and I will be unrepentant!

Do you mean pass judgment? Because I really don't mind when the cashier says "Have you tried this before? No? CRUD MONKEYS! I had it for lunch the other day and it was *so good*."  I got a huge kick the one night When I bought a piece of red velvet cake and the cashier said "is this red velvet cake?" I said yes and the cashier said "red velvet cake is sooooo good." and the 3 or 4 people after me all agreed.

Yup, that would be exactly what I meant.  :-[ It's still relatively early in the morning here and I'm only on my first caffeine dose, I can't word so good...

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« Reply #4954 on: October 24, 2013, 07:13:22 AM »
No one should ever pass comment on the food choices of anyone else - you don't know their reasons! And sometimes one just wants to be completely unhealthy. I will push my Poptarts and Cheetos down the belt, and I will be unrepentant!

Do you mean pass judgment? Because I really don't mind when the cashier says "Have you tried this before? No? CRUD MONKEYS! I had it for lunch the other day and it was *so good*."  I got a huge kick the one night When I bought a piece of red velvet cake and the cashier said "is this red velvet cake?" I said yes and the cashier said "red velvet cake is sooooo good." and the 3 or 4 people after me all agreed.

What I can't stand is when I'm stocking up for a week of something that I have every morning for breakfast (because I like a routine) and the clerk says "Wow, you must really like that!" in a tone that implies that I have an... unhealthy attraction to the food.
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« Reply #4955 on: October 24, 2013, 07:25:08 AM »
No one should ever pass comment on the food choices of anyone else - you don't know their reasons! And sometimes one just wants to be completely unhealthy. I will push my Poptarts and Cheetos down the belt, and I will be unrepentant!

Do you mean pass judgment? Because I really don't mind when the cashier says "Have you tried this before? No? CRUD MONKEYS! I had it for lunch the other day and it was *so good*."  I got a huge kick the one night When I bought a piece of red velvet cake and the cashier said "is this red velvet cake?" I said yes and the cashier said "red velvet cake is sooooo good." and the 3 or 4 people after me all agreed.

It's kind of funny, one week I was going through one of those checkouts that was closest to the attendant's register and while she didn't have the chance to make a comment on my food purchases, she went wide-eyed when she saw my Mad Hatter wallet and wanted to know where I bought it.  (Hot Topic, back in 2010. It's falling apart but I can't bear to part with it.)
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« Reply #4956 on: October 24, 2013, 09:03:47 AM »
Napa Auto Parts.  At least the one near me.  I was calling around this morning to price a part for my car.  I had no problems at every other store I called.  So, I go through my spiel with Napa: "Hi, I need a price for a set of spark plug wires for a 1999 Honda Civic LX, manual transmission, 1.6L".  Now, you'd think if I can rattle that off, I might know what I'm talking about.  Every other store just gave me a price.  This guy tried to argue with me, telling me I HAD to buy new spark plugs.  Nope.  I don't.  I put in new spark plugs 12 hours ago.  Don't need to replace them again.  Then he tried to tell me I should replace the ignition coil, distributor cap and ignition rotor.  Okay, maybe, but I don't want to do that just yet.  Actually, I do plan on replacing them, but I've ordered the parts online where they're a quarter of the price. I just need my car to run well enough to get me to Key West and back. One of the spark plug wires keeps popping out.  New wires is the answer to that problem.  I got cranky and wired the darned thing down.  It'll hold for a couple hundred miles until the parts I ordered came in and I will never, ever consider Napa again because he thought that since I was a chick I didn't know what I was talking about. I HATE that.  I actually have a long list of auto related merchants that I won't go to over that very issue.
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« Reply #4957 on: October 24, 2013, 09:17:57 AM »
Napa Auto Parts.  At least the one near me.  I was calling around this morning to price a part for my car.  I had no problems at every other store I called.  So, I go through my spiel with Napa: "Hi, I need a price for a set of spark plug wires for a 1999 Honda Civic LX, manual transmission, 1.6L".  Now, you'd think if I can rattle that off, I might know what I'm talking about.  Every other store just gave me a price.  This guy tried to argue with me, telling me I HAD to buy new spark plugs.  Nope.  I don't.  I put in new spark plugs 12 hours ago.  Don't need to replace them again.  Then he tried to tell me I should replace the ignition coil, distributor cap and ignition rotor.  Okay, maybe, but I don't want to do that just yet.  Actually, I do plan on replacing them, but I've ordered the parts online where they're a quarter of the price. I just need my car to run well enough to get me to Key West and back. One of the spark plug wires keeps popping out.  New wires is the answer to that problem.  I got cranky and wired the darned thing down.  It'll hold for a couple hundred miles until the parts I ordered came in and I will never, ever consider Napa again because he thought that since I was a chick I didn't know what I was talking about. I HATE that.  I actually have a long list of auto related merchants that I won't go to over that very issue.

This drives me crazy!  That's why I will never go back to Firestone.  I took my car in for an inspection, and they tried to tell me I need a new tie rod.  Funny thing is the one they wanted to replace had just been replaced 2 days ago.  I asked them if they had even looked at it, cause they would have seen how nice and shiny new it was.  I even offered to show them the receipt in the glove box.  The guy started spouting off crazy stuff, so I just told him to bring my car back to me so I could take it to someone who knew what they were doing and would not try to rip me off.

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« Reply #4958 on: October 24, 2013, 09:43:59 AM »
Napa Auto Parts.  At least the one near me.  I was calling around this morning to price a part for my car.  I had no problems at every other store I called.  So, I go through my spiel with Napa: "Hi, I need a price for a set of spark plug wires for a 1999 Honda Civic LX, manual transmission, 1.6L".  Now, you'd think if I can rattle that off, I might know what I'm talking about.  Every other store just gave me a price.  This guy tried to argue with me, telling me I HAD to buy new spark plugs.  Nope.  I don't.  I put in new spark plugs 12 hours ago.  Don't need to replace them again.  Then he tried to tell me I should replace the ignition coil, distributor cap and ignition rotor.  Okay, maybe, but I don't want to do that just yet.  Actually, I do plan on replacing them, but I've ordered the parts online where they're a quarter of the price. I just need my car to run well enough to get me to Key West and back. One of the spark plug wires keeps popping out.  New wires is the answer to that problem.  I got cranky and wired the darned thing down.  It'll hold for a couple hundred miles until the parts I ordered came in and I will never, ever consider Napa again because he thought that since I was a chick I didn't know what I was talking about. I HATE that.  I actually have a long list of auto related merchants that I won't go to over that very issue.

This drives me crazy!  That's why I will never go back to Firestone.  I took my car in for an inspection, and they tried to tell me I need a new tie rod.  Funny thing is the one they wanted to replace had just been replaced 2 days ago.  I asked them if they had even looked at it, cause they would have seen how nice and shiny new it was.  I even offered to show them the receipt in the glove box.  The guy started spouting off crazy stuff, so I just told him to bring my car back to me so I could take it to someone who knew what they were doing and would not try to rip me off.

I tend to avoid mechanics entirely.  What I can't do, my dad either does or teaches me how to do (I prefer the latter).  There's very little my father's garage isn't equipped to handle, so pretty much the only thing I have to have somebody else do is replace tires and precision alignments.  The Autozone near me knows me by voice, and I never have any problems with them.  They tend to have the best prices on things, but I still like to call around. I might just stick with Autozone.
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« Reply #4959 on: October 24, 2013, 09:47:53 AM »
IME, for good service, it is worth paying just a little bit more.  And if you factor in the value of your time, the time you aren't wasting calling a bunch of other places makes up for any extra you have to pay.
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« Reply #4960 on: October 24, 2013, 11:43:29 AM »
*The lady who inspects each item and has a story for at least one or two

This drives me absolute bats.  I actively avoid a grocery story close to us because one of the checkers who always seems to be on duty will talk about the purchases.  It's nothing malicious and it's not too nosey but it's terribly irritating.  Last time I picked up a tub of italian beef she felt compelled to tell me that I could just make that myself.  Sure I could but I'm choosing to patronize your establishment instead.  Please stop commenting on my groceries.

Then there was a creepy moment at the photo counter many years ago where the clerk handed the pictures back to me with a big smile and said, "You guys look like you were having a good time!"

No repeat business after that.

My smallish town has one really great grocery store in the center of town that we're insanely proud of. In fact, anytime I meet somebody from my town, we almost always end up talking about this grocery store. Inevitably somebody brings up "Kathy." Kathy who smiles like she's on some kind of drugs. Kathy who addresses people with a baby voice. Kathy who comments on every.single.item in your basket. We all have different levels of when we're willing to go through her checkout stand.

After I bought a piece of cake from their bakery (which is amazing) on Valentine's Day and she said "Aren't you brave buying cake by yourself today!" I refuse to wait in her line. I will stand in a much longer line and fake interest in gossip rags in order to avoid seeing her beckon me over to her stand.

She's been there virtually every single time I've gone in there over the last 3 years, day or night, and according to long time residents, she's been there at least 5 years before then. However, it's hard to complain about a cashier that's too enthusiastic and people with little children and the elderly seem to like her. Plus, if you're desperate for time, she usually has the shortest line in a store that doesn't have an express lane.

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« Reply #4961 on: October 24, 2013, 12:03:38 PM »
flickan wrote:

"Then there was a creepy moment at the photo counter many years ago where the clerk handed the pictures back to me with a big smile and said, "You guys look like you were having a good time!""

I wouldn't consider that overly creepy.  For photo processing machines, the final quality control is usually the operator looking over each photo so that they can verify that it printed cleanly and that it's properly colored, so having someone looking at the pictures is the norm.  That he remembered you from them is nothing special.  It could be that yours were the only one he ran recently or most of the orders were boring snapshots and so yours stood out, or maybe he just has a good memory.

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« Reply #4962 on: October 24, 2013, 01:25:21 PM »
flickan wrote:

"Then there was a creepy moment at the photo counter many years ago where the clerk handed the pictures back to me with a big smile and said, "You guys look like you were having a good time!""

I wouldn't consider that overly creepy.  For photo processing machines, the final quality control is usually the operator looking over each photo so that they can verify that it printed cleanly and that it's properly colored, so having someone looking at the pictures is the norm.  That he remembered you from them is nothing special.  It could be that yours were the only one he ran recently or most of the orders were boring snapshots and so yours stood out, or maybe he just has a good memory.

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I'm perfectly willing to chalk the explanation up to what you describe above as far as recognizing me.  And some just have a good eye for faces.  The reason I won't go back is because I felt that my expectation of anonymity had been violated.  The internet may have changed a lot in terms of privacy but when it was customary to drop photos off at a photo booth there was (and I strongly believe still is) a social norm of polite disinterest.  I'm aware that the people who process photos get a good look at everything, which is why the onus is on us not to drop off any inappropriate photography.  I just don't want to be reminded of that.   To me, that's as big a violation as a librarian making a pointed comment about my reading choices.

Even when privacy is not an option the facade of privacy is important.  That's just good customer service. 

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« Reply #4963 on: October 24, 2013, 01:30:50 PM »
flickan wrote:

"Then there was a creepy moment at the photo counter many years ago where the clerk handed the pictures back to me with a big smile and said, "You guys look like you were having a good time!""

I wouldn't consider that overly creepy.  For photo processing machines, the final quality control is usually the operator looking over each photo so that they can verify that it printed cleanly and that it's properly colored, so having someone looking at the pictures is the norm.  That he remembered you from them is nothing special.  It could be that yours were the only one he ran recently or most of the orders were boring snapshots and so yours stood out, or maybe he just has a good memory.

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I'm perfectly willing to chalk the explanation up to what you describe above as far as recognizing me.  And some just have a good eye for faces.  The reason I won't go back is because I felt that my expectation of anonymity had been violated.  The internet may have changed a lot in terms of privacy but when it was customary to drop photos off at a photo booth there was (and I strongly believe still is) a social norm of polite disinterest.  I'm aware that the people who process photos get a good look at everything, which is why the onus is on us not to drop off any inappropriate photography.  I just don't want to be reminded of that.   To me, that's as big a violation as a librarian making a pointed comment about my reading choices.

Even when privacy is not an option the facade of privacy is important.  That's just good customer service.

Is anyone else flashing back to the movie One Hour Photo? No? Just me?

I would feel incredibly creeped out if someone commented on my photos that had just been developed. The only rare exception to this is if I knew the guy at the photo shop or had a friend develop my prints in their own private darkroom. I'm there for a service that I am physically unable to provide myself, I don't need commentary along with it.

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« Reply #4964 on: October 24, 2013, 02:40:20 PM »
flickan wrote:

"Then there was a creepy moment at the photo counter many years ago where the clerk handed the pictures back to me with a big smile and said, "You guys look like you were having a good time!""

I wouldn't consider that overly creepy.  For photo processing machines, the final quality control is usually the operator looking over each photo so that they can verify that it printed cleanly and that it's properly colored, so having someone looking at the pictures is the norm.  That he remembered you from them is nothing special.  It could be that yours were the only one he ran recently or most of the orders were boring snapshots and so yours stood out, or maybe he just has a good memory.

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I'm perfectly willing to chalk the explanation up to what you describe above as far as recognizing me.  And some just have a good eye for faces.  The reason I won't go back is because I felt that my expectation of anonymity had been violated.  The internet may have changed a lot in terms of privacy but when it was customary to drop photos off at a photo booth there was (and I strongly believe still is) a social norm of polite disinterest.  I'm aware that the people who process photos get a good look at everything, which is why the onus is on us not to drop off any inappropriate photography.  I just don't want to be reminded of that.   To me, that's as big a violation as a librarian making a pointed comment about my reading choices.

Even when privacy is not an option the facade of privacy is important.  That's just good customer service.

Is anyone else flashing back to the movie One Hour Photo? No? Just me?

I would feel incredibly creeped out if someone commented on my photos that had just been developed. The only rare exception to this is if I knew the guy at the photo shop or had a friend develop my prints in their own private darkroom. I'm there for a service that I am physically unable to provide myself, I don't need commentary along with it.

I thought of that movie immediately :)