Conversations with Customers: Shouldn’t you check on him?
People might think I say the craziest things. And as a Cashier that works alone at night, I have to be ready for just about anything. Which means my replies are sometimes not what people expect.
Just tonight . . .
Customer: There is a guy asleep, I guess, behind the wheel in his truck with the engine running. Shouldn’t you check on him?
Me (who cannot really leave the store unattended): If he’s sleeping, he’ll wake up on his own.
Customer: But what if he runs out of gas?
Me: We have more right over there.
Customer: But what if he is not sleeping?
Me: Then he probably won’t be needing more gas.
Customer: *stares unblinking*
The reality is, unless there is Blood or Fire, leaving my place in the store leaves the cash unattended. If I had someone to watch things, I’d be more likely to go see what the problem is. But the fact is we get a lot of people sleeping in their cars in our parking lot.
Anyway, if you are so concerned, why are you asking me to do something? Ok, see something, say something, I get it but that’s not an instruction to hand off the issue, that’s just a means to raise awareness. Count me aware.