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Dear over 18 but under 25s,

It is not my responsibility to magically know what age you are. Nor is it my responsibility to remember your face when I see you at most, once every three weeks.

It is YOUR responsibilty to have proper ID on you if you want to buy cigs/alcohol/etc. Stop throwing tantrums or grumbling when I ask for ID. I don't care if you showed it to me before. I do not remember. You know why? Because you are just not that special.


2013-03-28 10:17 am (UTC) (Link)

LOL that and you see soo many people every day! I think everyone forgets that!


2013-03-28 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)

They really do! It's all "but I know you!"
You may recognise me because you only actively talked to about 4 or 5 cashiers in one shopping trip. Cashiers interact with at least 50 people or more in one shift- we can't remember everyone!

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2013-03-28 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)

I've developed the terrible habit of forgetting a face as soon as they leave my line of sight. First time customers come in, buy a passport photo, then come back half an hour later to pick it up, and I greet them like it's their first time in my store, because I honestly don't remember them (not all the time, but a lot of the time).
This is terrible for my chosen field of study, because I'm really going to have to remember faces and names (policy studies/political science).


2013-03-28 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Same here. Sometimes I'm stuck as a door greeter at my store and it's embarrassing when I greet the same person that just walked in as though I haven't seen them - if I see you for only a few seconds, chances are I won't remember you. I'm good at remembering faces but only if I see it for more than a few brief moments.

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2013-03-28 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Not to mention corporate policies requiring you card, or the police stings checking to see that you do.

Someone's speshul snowflake feelings are not worth your job.


2013-03-28 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

This. A lot of places will send in "mystery shoppers" who deliberately act like EBs. Corporate wants to make sure every employee follows store policy to the letter, regardless of how much a customer wants to whine and throw their weight around. If you cave, and it turns out you were dealing with a mystery shopper, that's grounds for termination.

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2013-03-28 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)

I have that issue, though not with the same products, lol. I work with special ordering product among other things, so having a name is more helpful to me than the expection that I'll remember you if I've only seen you once before.

Yes, I'm good at remembering faces but it might take me a few more seconds to connect said face to specifics. I think some forget that I see at least fifty customers a day, if not more - the chances of me remembering your entire order just by having a face to go by are slim to none unless you give me a name, some aspect of your order, some way to recall you from the dozens of customers I see and whose special orders I work on daily.


2013-03-28 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Ugh, I have that issue too. Or like when I have to ID an entire group but one of them forgot their ID so I can't sell to them? People get so outrageously pissed.
Frankly, I carry my ID with me everywhere because god forbid something happens and I need to be ID'd, I'd rather be safe than sorry. So people who throw a fit over me needing to see their ID? I genuinely don't understand--why would you not even carry it on you?


2013-03-28 12:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

I know, I really don't get it. I never go anywhere without my ID, just in case I need it or if something happens to me.

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2013-03-28 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Ugh, I can't even imagine getting so upset about being carded. I'm 28 and occasionally still get carded, even where I'm a "regular." I suppose I'm always a bit surprised that I appear that I could be under 18, but never angry and never rude about showing it.
Anyone who would get so upset about that has some other reason for being so angry, sheesh.


2013-03-28 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Seriously, I've IDed a few older people before (late 20s - early 30s) and I always get a surprised laugh and a thank you. I don't think I've ever encountered someone who's been outraged about it.

Edit to clarify: Older as in "Probably past the age of being IDed" not older as in "Omg, they're so ooollldddd."

Edited at 2013-03-28 02:15 pm (UTC)

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2013-03-28 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

I've had cashiers who recognized me, but I didn't recognize them because I have mild face-blindness. I need to see someone every day for a week before I get a fix on their face, and even then, if they change their appearance or I haven't seen them for a while, I won't recognize them.

I never understand people who get upset about being carded. After a certain age, it's a compliment. And why are they running around without ID anyways? If I'm driving, I need my ID. If I'm out planning to buy something, I'll have my wallet, which (unsurprisingly) has my ID in it.


2013-03-28 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

If it doesn't fit in a wallet, then you might not have it. I don't drive, so I don't have a DL to make sure I have on my person, because I'm... not going to be driving. Sometimes I miss my ID when transferring things from one bag or jacket to another, or I don't expect that I might end up somewhere where I might need my ID (go out to see a movie with friends, someone wants to go to a bar after, realize then that I don't have it, etc). Luckily my current glasses make me look more like my actual age and it hasn't been an issue much.

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2013-03-28 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

I dislike the assumption that if I've seen person x once, their appearance is burnt onto my retinae for every single subsequent encounter. Some people expect that. x_x Gah. At least you handled the situation professionally at the time, presumably!


2013-03-28 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Not to mention, even if you are able to remember their face and their age, if you don't card them and a police officer sees it, you can get into trouble.


2013-03-28 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't understand why people kids can't figure out that it doesn't matter how often you go somewhere or how well you may know the cashier/bouncer/server/whoever that you still need ID (or at least to show it if they ask for it).

Just because they've seen your ID in the past doesn't mean the cop or whatever licencing agent who may happen to stroll in has. So get over yourself and hand it over! In my experience, sometimes I've been asked for it just to make sure I have it on me.


2013-03-28 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

And don't you just love it when the moan "This always happens to me", and then you have to bite your tongue so you don't yell "Why why don't you carry your ID then!!" at them.


2013-03-28 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Seriously. "*Eyeroll* This happens to me all the time!" Then why in bloody hell can't you be arsed to remember your ID, genius? You'd think after multiple "Oops, I forgot/Well, in that case, we can't sell it to you" encounters, the EBs would get a freakin clue, already...

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2013-03-28 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't get this at all. I'm late thirties, and look it, and I fully expect to be carded everywhere. It's part of life, jeebus.


2013-03-28 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

This is why I keep my ID in a card holder attatched to my car keys, which I always have on me. I always have it, right there, ready to go, so there's no digging and moaning.

I've gotten irritated at the post office ladies before because I often ship "hazardous" qualifying materials (isopropyl alcohol, for taxidermy purposes) and it gets a little stressing when the same 3 women are constantly asking me just WHAT it is in there and what it's for and blah blah blah every time I want to ship something, but then after mentioning it to my mother, she reminded me that they probably have to ask even if they know, or else they may lose their job. Like someone has to for IDs.

It's not that difficult for people to drag their ID out, sheesh. :V


2013-03-28 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

In that kind of situation, I keep my irritation to myself (which is not to say that you don't). When it's an issue of "they have to ask, or they could lose their job", I just have to remind myself that my momentary irritation is probably nothing compared to the mind-numbing drudgery the employee experiences when they have to ask the same questions many multiple times per shift. When I do get openly irritated, it's self-directed because I forgot my ID. That's my fault, not the employee's, and if I blurt something out in anger I always tell the employee I'm not mad at them, I know they're just doing their job.

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2013-03-28 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

I get ID'd a lot and I'm heading for 27. It doesn't bother me all that much so I hate it when people really get at me for IDing them. Plenty of people drive, so their license should be around. If you look young or are not much older than 18, I don't see why they wouldn't carry something on the off chance that it'll happen.


2013-03-29 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)

People get so irritated when I ask for ID at my job (sex store) where I have to ID everyone who looked under 30. "I'M OVER 18, GOD." I always want to tell them that if they really were an adult they would understand how important it is to carry ID at all times, like if you're injured or get pulled over. I understand that some people who are definitely adults don't always carry theirs, but they aren't the ones who get upset with me.


2013-03-29 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)

I don't understand not always carrying ID. If I were going for a jog in the park or a quick jaunt to the corner store, maybe not. But when I go out (shopping, work, whatever), I carry things like my house keys, phone, and WALLET. And guess what's in my wallet? Do people just regularly not carry a wallet? Or do they keep their ID in a totally different location than their wallet/purse/whatever they keep their money, credit cards, etc in?

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2013-03-29 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)

I feel kind of disappointed. I've gotten away with (almost) never being carded for things even when I was sixteen or seventeen.

Funny story. I got carded for Twilight when I brought it for a gift, when I was sixteen and it was a twelve. Not my choice to buy the film but seriously? What ID does a twelve year old have?

But when I brought an eighteen film when I was eighteen - I think it was something like a Paranormal Activity thing or something - nope. Brought knives for kitchen stuff - nope. Brought scissors and razors - nope. Brought high strength painkillers - nope. Brought whiskey and vodka - nope.

I can only assume I look forty+ since it's card under 25/30/40 and frumpy in order not to get carded. >.> This is a uni town. Sod's law I'm a student but nooooo, I hardly ever get carded.


2013-03-29 06:40 am (UTC) (Link)

I was super disappointed at how many times I WASN'T carded when buying alcohol or ordering some at the restaurant...and still am :(


2013-03-29 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Just bought some rum at the store last night, actually. Got carded (I'm 32). You could practically SEE the relief in the cashier's face when I got my license out and handed it to her.

With WA passing a law that liquor can be sold in grocery stores rather than state-run liquor stores, I'm SO glad I'm no longer working in a grocery store. People bitched all the time about me not selling them alcohol if someone wasn't 21 in their group...I'd imagine it's probably ten times worse now, not to mention issues with shrink due to possible shoplifting.


2013-03-31 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

There's a pub near here that has issued badges to the staff that says "Look under 25? It's my job to ask!".
I do sympathise with the difficulty, round here there is no requirement to carry id, even if you are driving, so a lot of disorganised people get caught out. (Personally after getting caught out once, I carry id!).