Little Miss Alien (littlemissalien) wrote in bad_service,
Little Miss Alien

*Insert joke about 'old bags' here*

yuppiewannabe's post made me think to post our tale of suckiness from the other day, involving potential passive-agressive customer_suck from my partner:

On new year's day we were out of food and decided to check out our local ASDA Wal*Mart Super Centre. It was ok, but when we got to the check outs we were cursed with a rather rude older cashier. Now I understand it's new year's day and not the best day to be working, especially if there is late night/early start and hangovers involved, but she barely grunted a greeting and paid lip service to asking us if we wanted help packing (which we politely declined).

She didn't give us enough bags to pack our shopping ourselves (I noticed this happened with the people before us) and we had to ask her for some more, to which she rolled her eyes, took off another 2 bags (still not enough) and then started scanning super fast so all our stuff built up on the belt. My partner asked for some more bags and this time she only gave us 1, "Yeah, helpful" he said (so not like him, normally he tells me off for minor sarcasm) so she scanned the rest of the stuff before giving us any more. Thus it took us ages to pack and pay (normally we're super quick) and load the trolley, with her giving us evils the whole time. As we go to leave my partner says "Thank you for your stunning service. You've been wonderful!" Really sarcastically, which I still don't really agree with him doing, but it takes a lot for him to get riled.

To top it off, we think she stole a couple of items off the belt and hid them, because they were definitely in the trolley and on the belt, but not on the reciept or in the bags!

It's the first time we've ever encountered someone so rude and were quite shocked, but I was also shocked at my partner's sarcasm, as I wouldn't have said anything unless she'd gone into full-on personal attack mode. After this experience I'm not going to let myself forget to bring the reusable bags again!
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