Thursday, February 10, 2011

Yay for Cell Phone jammers!

The cell phone jammer I ordered finally arrived, it's well worth the $25. It's a little hand held one, it's suppose to have about a ten foot range, but it seems wider than that. So far I've cut off 3 customers off from talking. One of them was talking loudly throughout the store, got him before he even made it half way towards the counter. Next was a lady with a blue-tooth, I said "Hello" and she said "Yeah, um what you want for dinner?", then all of a sudden she stopped talking about dinner, oh ha. The 3rd guy really pissed me off, he called someone while he was next in line and then started to argue with who ever he was talking to, he only got maybe 10 seconds of talk time.

So far the reaction to losing a call is they look at their phone, shrug their shoulders and put the phone down. No big deal, and I get them out of the store faster. It's a win win for sure.

My rules for cell phone edict are pretty simple, do not be near the cashier while on a cell phone.

Monday, February 7, 2011


In an average 8 hour day at least one customer will ask for advice, and not advice about which wine is better, but advice about their lives. I know it's good to get an outsiders opinion on things, but come on, for real people?

This 40ish year old lady who looks like she spent her fair share of time on back of a motorcycle says "Do you know of any other tattoo shops in town?" I looked up at her and saw her upper lip is majorly swollen. She then tells me "I got a lip ring last night and I decided I didn't really want it, so I went to take it out but the pin is still stuck in my lip, I don't know what to do, I don't wanna go back to the same tattoo place." My advice was "Why don't you go to the ER...NOW!" She then says "I'm afraid they'll put a scar on my face getting the pin out." Hmm, so she'd rather pay someone at tattoo shop then pay a doctor, ok, sure...

This blond lady who looked about 30ish says "MEN, UGH I HATE MEN, you know what I'm talking about ladies, can't live with em and can't live without em, UGH!" I just nod my head and smile, and then she went more into a rant "My boyfriend of 3 months now...ugh..I only see him maybe 3 times a week cause he is always busy. Well we were suppose to get together tonight but I just got a phone call from him that he is at the bar. I don't know if I should go to the bar or just go home, I mean would I appear as a psycho girlfriend if I go to the bar? Should I put up with this shit??" Too much info on your sad relationship lady, but I replied "Maybe he told you where he was so you'd would join him."

A married coupled came in discussing how their relatives and friends discipline their kids and wonder the outcome of those kids when they grow up. They asked me "You think today's kids are disciplined and well mannered?" I responded a bit too honest for their taste "I think kids should be taught manners in school since about 75% of parents nowadays don't have manners in my opinion." They looked at me in shocked, like they never met a rude person in their lives or something, they must of never ran a register before.