A Huge Rant

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I really needed to say this

Submitted: September 05, 2016

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Brace yourselves, guys, because this is gonna be long.

 

So not a lot of you know this, but I work as a cashier. At McDonald's. Now, already you can probably predict where this rant is going, and chances are you are probably right. I'm talking about the customers, and their behaviours.

 

So a lot of people tend to come in and think that it's okay to yell and scream at the cashier over stupid things, because the "customer is always right." Yeah, well whoever invented that phrase was full of shit. I know that most cashiers deal with assholes on the daily, and I honestly think that this needs to stop. And now I'm going to rant about it.

 

Yesterday, a particular incident happened at work that just got my blood boiling. I mean literally; I was shaking with rage for about ten minutes because I was so insulted by what a customer told me that I had to pause to calm the fuck down. Now, you might say that I should "grow up, because that's life," but there is a point that customers reach that goes beyond that, and it shouldn't be allowed. If you want fucking food, go home and make it yourself if you can't treat the employees with respect.

 

So anyway, the girl gets to my window and gives me change: $41.15. When I punched this into the cash -- I'm not sure how I managed this -- but I put $40.15 instead, so her change was $9.00. It's an honest mistake, I know, but a few minutes after I closed the window, I could see her gesturing at the corner of my eye for me to open the window. And when I did, that was when it all started.

 

She was like, "Nine dollars? I gave you $41.15, now how much? am I supposed to have?" like I was too stupid to understand what she was saying. So I said, "Oh sorry, ten dollars," and she responds saying, "Yeah?. Did you not look at the receipt?"

 

That was when I told her the receipt prints at second window, and she looked at me like I was even dumber and said, "Okay, but should still know." I offered to get the manager about two or three times to open the cash to give her her precious dollar, but then, and this is what sparked the rage, she says, "No, I'm good. I'm just trying to make sure that next time you know your math."

 

Like, excuse me?? You're going to insult a teenager's math skills over a fucking dollar?? If you really wanted that dollar, you could have nicely informed me that I gave the wrong amount of change instead of insult me like that. Besides, what is this, fucking school? "Next time make sure you know your math." Like, c'mon.

 

Also, even if the receipt did print out at my window, it would have told me that I was supposed to give you nine dollars, because I punched it in wrong by accident?. Key word: accident. People really need to understand that accidents happen instead of lose their fucking minds over something so stupid. I honestly don't know how people can be so rude to complete strangers. I just really don't know.

 

This rant is going to branch off into something slightly off topic, but I don't care. People assume that fast food workers are stupid and they never know how to do their job right, even though it's "so easy." Most people who say our jobs are easy, though, have never worked it. Yeah, we might stand there and press buttons all day, bag your food and give it to you, but what makes it more stressful is the customers that have a shit fit over food or other things. For instance, once when I was on break, the girl who took my place had to deal with a customer who rudely said, "I swear to God if this food is cold I'm going to come in there and throw it at you." And take a wild guess what the customer did after that; came inside and slammed the food on the table. Are you three years old? Really? A grown-ass woman having a tantrum at McDonald's? Grow the fuck up. There are worse things to get angry about.

 

I've been working there about a year and a half now, and the nerve of some people just baffles me. The best thing, though, is the people who join the full drive thru line and then bitch about the wait. Like sorry the people ahead of you have to get their food first. Ugh.

 

Especially if it's something like a drink, and you're joining the full line and demanding you get your drink right away, do you not realize that the majority of the people ahead of you ordered food? If you can't wait in line, don't join it. Then you get to the window, bitch us out, and demand you get the drink at first window so you don't have to wait in line anymore. First of all, I'm not your bitch, and if you can't respect me, I don't have to do anything for you. Enough said. And if you don't want to wait in a long ass line, it's not that hard to get out of your car and come inside. Usually, at the counter, they will get you your drink first if people ahead of you are waiting for their food. It's just common sense.

 

Also, on another note, you should not fuck with the people who make your food/drinks. Although it's not allowed, we can do anything to it. I've never done it, nor do I know anyone who has, but watch what you say to your cashiers.

 

The one thing that pisses me off is the people who say, "Teenagers are just too lazy to do their jobs now. All they do is complain. What has this generation come to?" That has nothing to do with our generation; if anything, our generation of people, especially customers, are becoming more and more entitled, and can go ballistic on fast food employees because our managers will just give them free coupons. I don't think that should be allowed, either; you honestly should have a good reason to get a free coupon other than the fact that there was pickles on your burger when there wasn't supposed to be. Why flip out on the cashier about that, anyway? We're not the ones who made the burger.

 

So anyway, that's the end of my rant for now. Say what you want, call me a "lazy, privileged teenager who can't handle the real world," I don't care. I'm not changing my opinion for anyone.


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