[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.
Top Text: “Let. Me.”
Bottom Text: “Finish. My. Sentence.”]
An open letter to customers who think I have a “shut up” switch:
I don’t care if you think what I’m saying is stupid. I don’t care if you think I’m wasting your time by asking if you want to save ten percent by opening a rewards card (I’m not, by the way; I ask this as I’m ringing.)
I am required to ask it, yes, but come on. It’s a legitimate question (it’s a pretty decent rewards program if you shop there a lot already), and you don’t even know what I’m asking before you cut me off.
Excuse me if hearing me speak for three extra seconds is that irritating to you, but you see, I’m not a self checkout machine. And I’m going to finish my sentence whether or not you let loose your premature “no.”
Because I’m required to say these things. YOU’RE not required to be rude. Stop it.