15 Things All Cashiers Are Tired of Hearing

15 Things All Cashiers Are Tired of Hearing

Please stop asking questions and let me scan your Oreos.
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Whether you're a cashier in a grocery store, fast food restaurant, or retail shop, you know that the customers are ~the worst~ and you are treated like a piece of sewage that exists only to scan bananas and body wash. So for all you shoppers out there, this is what we cashiers are sick and tired of hearing.

1. "I'm sorry, I forgot (item)! I'll just go grab them quickly"

It's fine. I don't have a line of people to worry about.

2. "I left my wallet in my car."

Cue me waiting 15 minutes with your entire order in the system while you go try to find $20 bucks.

3. "I've decided I don't want these." *hands over items*

Cool! I really wanted to put those things back for you!

4. "Could you bag it this way??"

Look, I spent hours watching training videos on bagging. Please don't kill my bagging vibe.

5. "Oh, actually I have the $0.27!"

I already put in the $20, I hate mental math, and I'm making $7.25 an hour.

6. "Sorry, I only have change."

Your order is $10. YOU'RE REALLY PAYING IN CHANGE?

7. "Keep the change."

Sorry, but I get paid minimum and can't accept tips. Don't remind me.

8. *Argues about price of item*

I'm a college student working part-time behind the register. Do you really think I can control the prices here?

9. "Are you guys hiring?"

Unfortunately, I am a cashier who has no bearing on the hiring process but I'll pretend to know.

10. "I have *____ items*, can I still use the express lane?"

Yep, you're the exception to the rule, Mr. 100 cans of soup. Please, go ahead and waste everyone's time.

11. "Are you open?"

Believe it or not, I'm standing behind the register with my lights on for fun!

12. *Talks on cell phone throughout entire transaction*

I already hate myself enough for working here, please don't treat me like I'm invisible.

13. "You should really open more lanes."

My register is open and that's really the best I can do for you right now.

14. "Can you double bag it all?"

Are you that weak? Or do you just hate the environment?

15. "It won't scan! ~It must be free!~ lol"

Unfortunately, working retail has stripped me of my sense of humor. Bye.


Now you know proper cashier etiquette. Please don't do any of these again.

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While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

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The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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The Danger Of Future Tripping

Making small goals can help you achieve a better tomorrow.

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The future is mysterious. Because of this elusive, unknown timeline we all face, why shouldn't we spend our time daydreaming of our distant goals and desires? These dreams have a tendency to taunt us in our seemingly boring present life. But it feels so wonderful to visualize ourselves in a better, distant state of absolute satisfaction and fulfillment in all aspects of our future. This visual that we create of a happier, healthier, and stronger self, is what we consider to be our ending goal; our definition of success.

So what is future tripping, and why is it detrimental to our future success and present satisfaction with our lives? According to Healthyplace.com future tripping is a "human condition of peering into the imagined future and anticipating the outcome," but what's wrong with visualizing our "perfect" future career, future lifestyle, and future home, with a wood burning stove and all? Well, before I completely bash visualizing a "better" you, I have to give it credit because it gives you a motivator. The issue is that people, including myself, get so caught up in what we want rather than what we need to do to achieve this version of ourselves and our life.

If we were to only focus on our ending goal, we are creating an existence of madness, and impatience. We need to begin making smaller goals and smaller effort in an effort to become better. A peer of mine said something the other day that struck home. In my own words, he said, "You can only be better than the person you were yesterday." What a simple, achievable goal to work on daily. It sets the bar low, making it easier to feel satisfied as you lie in bed at night and think, "What did I do today that made me a better me than yesterday?" In making these small, easily achievable goals daily, you are working towards this future "self" you wish to become. In other words, you must walk before you can run.

The sooner we begin rewiring our consciousness to confront our current life, self, and mini goals, the more attainable and realistic our far-off goals will become. Each day must be lived, that is a fact. If we are always thinking about tomorrow, or a year from now, or decades from now, we are wasting the precious opportunities of living, exploring, and growing that today offers. If we continue to romanticize and future trip, our levels of current satisfaction will begin to plateau.

I'd like to add and reiterate, that it is good to plan, and that it is good to have an overarching goal to work towards. College presents a perfect environment for structuring your goals (career/life path), and giving you daily errands (homework) that slowly, but surely, take you closer to your desired outcome.

So I hope that in reading this, you will start to catch yourself from future tripping in those moments of current disappointment and make a goal to make tomorrow better.

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