Dirty Little F*cks
WARNING: Some sort of rant. Read at your own risk.
In the 7 3/4 months I have been working at Bag 'N Save, I have discovered and developed a lot of skills and a lot of pet peeves. Ranging from memorizing numbers, to hating most children and their parents.
First off, I'm just a person. I care, I don't want to see kids hurt by the objects around them. Seriously though, the parents of the children need to actually pay more attention to them then I should be. I have to stand there and wait or say something to the child/children trying to play with the carousel. It is not a toy, and it hurts like a bitch if you get hit in the right spot. I know this very well from experience and have gotten used to getting hit by the bars that hold the bags. Parents let their kids just run around and play with whatever they please, no respect of the store, or people around them. I can be over protective, especially with kids and seems as though the parents do not appreciate my efforts. I get that you don't want some random person telling your kid what to do, but to prevent your own anger against me, please watch out for them. Some other stupid shit I get is I will say something, and then the parents try to react and pretend they weren't spacing out on their phone, staring at the pin pad, or texting on their phone. Some parents think it's cute for them to run around a mess things up in their path. Really? That shit ain't cute? Don't be standing up there chuckling like there's nothing wrong with that picture. Make them sit on the bench or stay by your side... Or do a better job at parenting. I hate telling kids multiple times to not to do something and the parents either just stand there and not do anything or say a little bit of nothing after I say something. Sometimes parents even let their kids roughhouse around my register or take things apart around them. What the f*ck? Do that shit at home. Ain't nobody got time to be watching yo kids. I'm not their mom, why should I have to do two jobs at once? Parents are so oblivious these days, it makes my brain hurt and my eyes bleed from the sight of such stupidity I see.
Secondly, I have always tried to use my manners, but really? I think most of people have forgotten that, even some of my fellow co-workers. A simple "Excuse Me" is not that f*cking hard to say. I'm the one that gets the dirty looks of being proper and manner-able. There should be a mandatory class for people who do not understand the simple concept of politeness and manners. This goes back to parents and their kids. Whenever I ask the parent if they want their child to hold on the candy they want so badly, and they give me the permission to give it to them, these little motherf*ckers don't know what "thank you" is. What pisses me off even more is that most of the time the parent doesn't even stop the child to tell them to thank me. I think I deserve a little appreciation, don't you think? MANNERS, PEOPLE, MANNERS!!! Where have they gone? Apparently even some of the older generation do not even care to use manners that I assume their parents taught them when they were young. Society is such a hell hole to me, and yet I seem to have some sort of patience to deal with some of these idiots, referred to as "people". Staring at the back of my head or glaring at me is not going to get me to move as fast as you want me to. You have to verbally get my attention first, and then take action. Not one action to another action. That won't work in this context people. People are so stupid these days, that if I say "Excuse me" to someone, they will not even bother to move. I don't like repeating myself, so I just move on and then sometimes the customer or whomever will jump and turn to me and give me a dirty look.
I guess it is no longer true these days that if you do something nice, most of the time you get a nice reaction. Nope, not even true anymore. I do something nice and respectful, and someone gets mad at me. I guess if I just be a bitch, then things will be fine? Seems that way.
At least I get the few people that actually appreciate my care for them. I try to be as nice as I can and try to basically take care of my customers, even though they are just simply buying groceries. I try to be as much as a help to people as I can. Maybe that's another reason why I like my job, besides having awesome co workers. I like to help people. I always have. It just seems that the appreciation of what I put out there is going away very fast.