What really drives my boyfriend, sometimes me as well, crazy is that they lecture him when he buys cigarettes, and me, when I buy them for him. I don't smoke, so the female owner has clung onto me in hopes of getting my boyfriend to stop. It's not so much in an "I care about his well being" way, it's more of a "I've got an opinion about this and you're going to hear about it" way. Her attitudes range from simply dismissive about his cigarette purchase, to lectures about the dangers of smoking, to being silent but aggressive by slamming down his cigarettes and punching the register keys with force. The thing is, SHE CHOOSES TO SELL CIGARETTES. I don't understand how you can be so angry about selling something to someone that you have a CHOICE whether to sell them or not! SHE's the OWNER! She isn't a franchise. It's just extremely annoying, being that if he really wants cigarettes and doesn't want to deal with them he's got to drive 12+ miles.
Heaven forbid I ever decide to purchase alcohol from the closed off section of the store.