You know what makes me mad? Probably not, but if you keep reading, you will in about two seconds. I can’t stand grumpy, rude people who get angry just because you expect them to do their jobs. I don’t know what has happened to customer service and the “customer is always right” attitude, but if you’re looking for it in the general vicinity of upstate New York, all I can do is wish you luck.
This weekend, I had a run in with an especially rude store employee. When I asked a question, she rolled her eyes and acted like the simple act of doing what she is paid to do was too much to ask.
I’m sure everyone has had similar experiences, and I’m sure it isn’t entirely one sided. I worked in the food service industry for years while I was in high school and college, and I know dealing with people all day can be frustrating, and customers can be every bit as rude as employees. What I don’t understand is why people have to be so negative in the first place.
Maybe I am an idealist, in fact I know I am, but I don’t understand what is so difficult about being pleasant to people. Granted, after I was addressed so rudely in the store, I probably wasn’t the most pleasant person to be around. (Fire was shooting from my eyes and my glare had the potential to cause physical injury.) But maybe if everyone had a sweet disposition and a friendly attitude the world would be a better place.
I know, that will never work. I guess we’ll just have to go around hating each other and being rude, and I can keep complaining about how much rude people suck!