Customers had complained to the management about this girl even before I did.
But this time, I said something to her myself.
Every week I shop at a busy health food store. Among the employees is a 20-something young woman who in the past has thought nothing of addressing female (and maybe even male) customers with her sing-songy, "Hey doll, you finding everything you need?" Or, "Hey, girlfriend," to women who are old enough to be her grandmother.
She's kind of animated and too familiar for my taste.
She works in various capacities, as do all the stores employees. So I never know when or where she'll pop up.
After she'd done it a few times to me, I mentioned to one of the managers that I thought it was inappropriate.
The manager agreed, and said she'd talk to the girl. And for a while, I could tell that the employee's demeanor had changed. She was more focused and respectful. She seemed to have her nose to the grindstone, and not so chummy.
Afew weeks ago she did it again. I didn't say anything about it.
Then just few days ago, I was walking through the store and there she was. "Hey, doll!"
I said, "Please don't call me doll."
She responded that most of the customers like it.
I told her that I thought it was unprofessional.
She went to the back and that's the last I saw of her.
I hope she gets the message. If a male employee were to do it, it would be completely unacceptable. Most businesses would not allow it from a male or female.
Anyway, I got tired of being "dolled." It grated me the wrong way.