I worked at a retail pharmacy during my first year of college and since the pharmacy was usually extremely busy, I would be the one to get stuck at the dreaded cash register. This is not to say that all of the customers that I encountered were bad, but when you're stuck at the cash register for hours on end it can be a little trying on your nerves. Along the way, I learned about the downfalls of working in retail and the things that customers do that make you want to rage.
When they're talking on their phone during checkout:
When they don't listen to you:
Whether it's because they're in a hurry or on their phone, there are times when the customer just doesn't listen to you.
Me: "Ma'am I'll need you to sign this once the receipt prints. It will take a little while."
Her: Two seconds later: "Where am I supposed to sign I don't see anything?"
Me: *facepalm* "What did I just say?"
When they refuse to be wrong:
Me: "Ma'am you don't have another prescription."
Her: "Yes I do keep looking!"
Me: *Five minutes later* "Oh yeah you were right my bad!"
When they look like they're going to kill you:
There are times when things don't always go smoothly during a transaction, which means the customer will have to have a little patience with you as you figure things out. Some customers understand and wait patiently, other customers try to kill you with their eyes.
When they're impolite:
Me: "Have a nice day!"
Him: *drives off without a word*
When they come in five minutes before close:
People that drop off new prescriptions right before we close and won't wait until the next day to pick it up are the worst, especially when they're ungrateful.
There were a lot of customers that were great to work with and the job did have its perks, but after my time in retail I learned that it wasn't for me.