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Cashiers and customers are NOT your babysitters!

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

What it is about the grocery store checkout that makes some parents just give up correcting their kids? The cashier is NOT a babysitter and letting your child pick things up doesn't help her do her job, especially if they insist on scanning them on their own and you just stand there blinking at the cashier. It's NOT her fault if something gets rung up twice because you thought your kid was SO CUTE trying to "help" the cashier. It's not cute. It's f'n annoying to the cashier and to all the customers waiting in line behind you. It's also not cute when your child screams and flails around on the floor because you wouldn't buy him that candybar. And don't expect the cashier and other patrons to watch them so you can zone out or browse tabloids.

Seriously, wth?

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 12, 2013 at 8:57 AM
Replies (31-40):
MOMMYSLOVE13
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Sounds like you need a career change. That is all part of working with the public, they are going to do things their ways, not yours. It is not something to be annoyed with just ignore it or be upset. It is not worth it :/ 

MommyOK
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:38 AM

 

this

Quoting jessi2girls:

not that mom. 


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Those are not excuses. An autistic kid or adhd kid does not need to get in the cashiers way. If they are that disruptive that the cashier cannot do their job they need to stay home.


Quoting Anonymous:

Sometimes kids are kids and moms are doing the best they can...



Sometimes kids have special needs that you can't see like autism or adhd...


Sometimes there is a situation you might not be aware of...



Let me give you this story from the book "7 habits of highly effective people" by stephen covey:



 


Quote:


I remember one Sunday morning, on a subway in New York; people were sitting quietly- some reading, some lost in thought, some resting or sleeping- Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car.


The children were so loud that instantly, the whole climate changed. The man sat down next to me and closed hi eyes, apparently neglecting the situation.


The children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, it was very disturbing and yet the man sitting next to me did nothing.


I could not believe that he could be so insensitive as to leave his children like that and doing nothing about it.


So finally, with unusual patience, I turned to him and said, “Sir, your children are really disturbing a lot of people. I wonder if you couldn’t control them a little more.”


The man lifted his gaze as if to come to consciousness of the situation for the first time and said softly, “Oh, you’re right, I guess I should do something about it, we just came from the hospital where their mother died about an hour ago. I don’t know what to do, and I guess they don’t know how to handle it either.



 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Children do not need to disrupt and make the cashiers job a nightmare. Parents need to parent.


Quoting MOMMYSLOVE13:

Sounds like you need a career change. That is all part of working with the public, they are going to do things their ways, not yours. It is not something to be annoyed with just ignore it or be upset. It is not worth it :/ 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:48 AM
These type answers kill me. Anything, but parenting your child.


Quoting Anonymous:

If you don't like people you need to find a diffrent place to work.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Funny thing is about you cashiers is if I give my kid a swift smack on the bottom for bad behavior I get the you're such a bad mom death glare. I'm not going to be run over by a toddler or cashier.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 11 on Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Well, you're welcome to call my ex-husband and try to make him be a dad. But I've been trying for a decade, and it hasn't worked yet, so I doubt you'll have more success.


Quoting Anonymous:

 They got left with dad some.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:55 AM
That's not my issue. I would not let my kids interfer with cashiers jobs. Get a sitter if your kids can't behave.


Quoting Anonymous:

Well, you're welcome to call my ex-husband and try to make him be a dad. But I've been trying for a decade, and it hasn't worked yet, so I doubt you'll have more success.



Quoting Anonymous:

 They got left with dad some.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 13 on Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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I'm sorry you aren't more tolerant of others.  Maybe you should find a different job- one where you don't have to work with people.  Oh wait- those don't exist...

Anonymous
by Anonymous 14 on Apr. 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM
7 moms liked this

You know what, we have been parenting... we have been parenting since we walked in that store.  Actually, probably even beforehand when our 7 or 8 yo is arguing with us that they need a cart to sit in; or the 3 times we had to take a potty break because we are trying to potty-train our 3 yo because they "might have to pee" and you really don't want them peeing on the floor in front of the deli (been there, done that - thanks...); or waiting for the prescription to be ready that was only suppose to take 20 minutes to fill, and we have been waiting close to 45 minutes trying to entertain a 2 yo and a 7 yo in the pharmacy area; or having your 2 yo in a the front of a car cart (and while you are trying to quickly unload your groceries) they grab a Twix bar and start eating it wrapper and all.... 

Trust me, most of us don't want to be "that mom" either.... But, as any one who is a mom to a child who isn't always a "perfect angel" will attest to; eventually you WILL be that mom.

Quoting Anonymous:

Children do not need to disrupt and make the cashiers job a nightmare. Parents need to parent.


Quoting MOMMYSLOVE13:

Sounds like you need a career change. That is all part of working with the public, they are going to do things their ways, not yours. It is not something to be annoyed with just ignore it or be upset. It is not worth it :/ 



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