- Posted June 15, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
In Defense of Cashiers
On another note, not everything goes well for the cashier either on a routine day. For example, scanners don’t work, no price universal product code (UPC) on the merchandise you wanted so badly and complained about it to the cashier who is not responsible for placing the UPC on the merchandise, having pick up heavy items in order scan them while you stood there not offering to help, replacing new bags on the line while you complained about not having the time to wait, cleaning up major spills that you made and complaining why the cashier wasn’t checking you first, and lastly being the target of your anger that had nothing to do with the cashier.
No gratitude or thanks for placing items in the shopping cart for you, arranging a takeout service for you without being asked, helping you understand the payment system, personally going to get an item you wanted badly that didn’t have a UPC code on it. Lastly, helping pay for an item you didn’t have the correct change for.
Who is the cashier that is looked down upon by most people as being beneath them? It is a person who made nuclear decisions that is retired, a scientist from a local laboratory, a preacher, a CEO, you name it, they are there holding a part time job just to keep active and healthy. So the next time you check out of your local store, get to know the cashier, say hello if the cashier doesn’t, and smile first because it’s the human thing to do.