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The stupidity of the general public baffles me. I can't believe how stupid society is as a general. It baffles me how naïve some people can be at times. Being born highly functioning it is difficult to work with the stupidity factors you have to calculate for in this damn job.

"People are smart. They can handle it. A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky...." - Mib movie I 

Lisa too confesses to her father that she no longer wants to be popular, noting that it is "hard work being this shallow"



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The stupidity of the general public baffles me. I can't believe how stupid society is as a general. It baffles me how naïve some people can be at times. Being born highly functioning it is difficult to work with the stupidity factors you have to calculate for in this damn job.

"People are smart. They can handle it. A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky...." - Mib movie I 

Lisa too confesses to her father that she no longer wants to be popular, noting that it is "hard work being this shallow"


 Have you ever spent some time on Twitter? You will literally read some of the dumbest comments from people youll ever see. Twitter is a absolute toxic **** hole. But no nothing people do ever surprises me anymore.



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Customers ask how much something costs, because they only looked at one side of a 4-sided display. Here, let me walk around it and read for you.

Asking where simple things are that are clearly written on the signs at the end of each aisle. Again, here, let me read for you.

Had one point to a price tag and ask if that's how much the potato chips are. Huh? That's the point of price tags.

Point to a hole with a blue temporarily unavailable sticker on it and ask if you're out, or You must be out of this. You think?! That's why the blue sticker is there.

Ask how much a container of something is and then ask if that's the price for the whole container... Nah, for 3/5ths of the container.

Ask how much watermelons are. $4.99 "For 1?" Then, as if you can hardly believe it, he asks, "Does it matter which one?"

I'm amazed you can even get dressed in the morning.



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You're speaking my language...A good one is "I can buy that cheaper somewhere else"...or "Those (fill in the blank) don't look so good...They have better (fill in the blank) at the other (fill in the blank) store!" And yet, they come back week after week...If you hate things that much or would rather shop somewhere else, then why you are still shopping here??? I never understood that...

Most people do not understand the challenges of produce shortages, for example...We order 700 items and 200 of those items get cut, including some of the most popular items...People will ask about the same things all day and they are always the most popular items that got cut...We have no control over that, but somehow people think we can make those items magically appear...Everyone is talking about supply shortages, inclement weather in California affecting crops, and items sitting on ships from other countries waiting to come in through L.A. and while that food is sitting there waiting to be delivered, it's going bad in the process before it even gets to us...And then, even bad ONCE it gets to us! What about the labor shortage in the farm fields, the factories, the truck driving industry and in the stores??? It's all bound to get worse, too, if projections are correct...And yet, no one understands the details...And what about THIS coming soon???

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/food-shortages-are-coming-this-fall-2021

Another thing is that people pick the wrong times to shop..."I came all this way from far away wherever and you DON'T have the one thing I was looking for???" "You mean I just wasted all that gas for nothing???" See, that's when it pays to call the store first BEFORE coming out..."But, I need it TODAY!" But, we don't HAVE it TODAY! It seems to be this continual cycle with the customers...I personally think Saturday and Sunday afternoons are the WORST time to do the shopping...Go early in the morning on a weekday or find out when the trucks deliver and don't come on the days when there is no delivery...If more people just used some common sense and asked those questions, they wouldn't be disappointed...But, no one ever learns...

Those are just a few pet peeves...I'm sure I can think of a few more given time...



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Coming at the wrong time? Yeah, like waiting until the "day of" a holiday to come buy something, and mad because you don't have it. Sigh.

People are spoiled - entitled. They think they deserve the items they come to buy. They are used to things being plentiful. Well, those days are over and it's gonna get much worse.

And they really should charge more for things and also pass some of that along to employees. If the shelves are emptying so quick, then obviously things are too cheap!

But Kroger doesn't even understand supply and demand. They put things on sale that are already selling out. That's the opposite of what they should be doing!

Oh well, Kroger is run by buffoons anyhow. That's blatantly obvious to me by now.

Customers being irate and not "accepting" the fact that we don't have whatever it is they are looking for makes a whole lot more sense when you remember that food is a drug. It's like we are a crack house, and telling the crackheads that we don't have their crack.



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I had a woman in the bakery come up to me and say, "I'm looking for this bread.  It's brown and you make sandwiches out of it."  Sorry, but I need a little more to go on than just that.  For gosh sakes people, learn the names of the items you're looking for.  It also helps if you know the brand and other details.

 



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All day, every day, every single ****ing day, I have customers who are completely and entirely unable to follow grade-school level instructions in order to get their fuel discounts.

Two weeks back, though, I had an extraordinary customer.

He was furious that he was unable to get his fuel discount.  Furious.  He blamed me as though as I had specifically and purposefully deprived him.

And that's fair, as I would have if I could.  I hate the customers almost as much as I hate myself.  I'd just burn and shoot if I didn't have any family or friends left.

But I do and I hate it.  Gun laws are incredibly loose in my state.  And burning means so much more at the gas station.

But anyways, why couldn't he get his discount?

Because he was pushing the button... on the sticker. 

On the sticker... explaining how to get the discount.  A sticker.  Not an actual button, nor something that could be mistaken as such.  A sticker.  Like an ironic sticker to put on a skateboard.

Makes me wonder if I could track him down later, shoot him, burn his carcass in his own back yard (or fire pit? fancy smoker?), and just take over utilities and property taxes.

If he had kids, they'd have put him a home by now.  But he apparently doesn't, or else they would have.

Not like I'll ever be able to afford a house anyways.

And he probably has his social security card in his wallet.  ****.  Probably could have stolen his SSI too.



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Seen a lot of crazy stuff but this one really got me. The other day I was working U Scan, and one of the registers was closed (for reference that means that the screen was black except for the word "Closed" in large font.) A lady comes up on her phone and begins scanning items at this register and putting them in bags. I literally had to walk up to her and say "sorry ma'am, this one's closed" after she gave me a blank stare, then glanced at the register and shuffled away embarrassed to get back in line.

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This is a regular occurrence.

The viewing angle on the screen is so bad the customer can't tell if a lane is open or not until they are standing in front of it, polarized sunglasses blank out the screen completely, the light over the machine means nothing, and the damn thing beeps even if the machine is closed.

In my experience, customers can't even begin to comprehend obvious signs until I have posted at least five of them.  And that's only the beginning of comprehension.



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