banana nana fo fanner (startsstopping) wrote in bad_service,
banana nana fo fanner


Okay, this is my first post here. I usually don't encounter much bad service because I'm pretty easy-going and a lot of things don't bother me, but I can be kind of neurotic about some things. For example:

My boyfriend and I went to Target just like we always do on Thursdays (we're pretty much obsessed with Target and thus celebrate "Target Thursdays.") Sometimes we buy stuff and sometimes we don't. This time I was buying Connect Four (on sale for $9!), some Fresca, and some Benefiber (yes, along with the majority of Americans I do not get enough fiber in my diet, so I need a supplement). For those who don't know, Benefiber is this new-ish fiber supplement that is tasteless, so you can mix with food, drinks, etc.

As I only had three items, I went to the express lane to check out and this is what happens:

Cashier: [Starts ringing up my stuff, looks at Benefiber.] Oooh, fiber? Benefiber? Is this any good?
Me, tersely: [ Totally uncomfortable.] I don't know; I've never used it.
Cashier: Hmm, it says it's good for cooking!

At this point, I'm just hoping he will hurry up and get this over with. I feel really awkward about this whole exchange.

The thing is, I've been to this cashier before and he always comments on my purchases. I just think it's so unnecessary and rude, especially if I'm buying something kind of embarassing (yes, I realize I shouldn't necessarily be embarrassed, but I was). I realize I could just not go to this particular cashier, but the line is always the shortest.

I can only imagine what he would have said if I happened to be buying condoms or a pregnancy test, or even a new bra or something.

Am I wrong for making such a big deal out of this? It was just so uncomfortable!

ETA: After reading some of your comments (which I appreciate), I've come to the conclusion that I wish he just would've used discretion when commenting on my stuff. Yes, I realize he could have just been trying to make conversation, but talk to me about Connect Four and not my fiber, okay? It'll make things less awkward for everyone!
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