Cashier line should always be observed and followed.

@ardoy0731 (6865)
Philippines
January 16, 2013 6:02am CST
I went to mall nearby the office this afternoon to hear mass which I used to do during Wednesday. After the mass, I went to the mall supermarket to buy something. This supermaket used to barricade just like in the bank before the cashier to hold customers while waiting for their turns to pay. I was already next so I was in the front of the line waiting to call my turn since 2 cashiers are still assisting customers each, actually it was 4 cashiers but it was just 2 operating that time. There was still one old lady next to me when a couple came pushing small cart of their stuffs and stood next to the old lady. The girl told her partner to go to cashier directly since there was no one next beside the one who was the cashier assisting as of the moment. I didnt look to them and just hear what the girl said. Since her partner didnt took action about what she said, she repeated it again, added and shown where he could pass which will overtake me and the old lady. I turned and looked back at the girl and said "cant you see that there is a line, you better wait for your turn since the cashier will call for the next customer, we are all in a hurry so better observe and follow the line".. Cashier line and barricade will be useless if people will just overtake and if people will not react about things like this.
6 responses
• United States
16 Jan 13
You did the right thing! Those are the sort of people who act as if they're entitled to get what they want all the time and they annoy me endlessly (especially as I've done my share of cashiering and having to tailor to those sorts' needs). Also, good on her companion for not listening to her telling him to jump in line!
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Yeah I guess her partner know that it is wrong so he didnt act at all. Good for him that he dont follow his partner in wrong acts. It really burst and pissed me off the fact that she was really insisting to overtake me and the old lady. At least I have done good thing yesterday and taught someone a lesson on how to follow simple rule.
• United States
18 Jan 13
Oh yeah, that would've made me ridiculously mad, too. Sad to say, she will probably attempt to pull the same stunt again - having one person get on her case about it probably didn't do enough to teach her a lesson on being polite and, you know, following the unsaid rules of not jumping in line (which, last I checked, was something instilled in us from gradeschool!).
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Jan 13
Undisciplined act for a lady whom pretending don't know about the procedure of falling in line. Better, nobody spank her. If I were on the line I will sent her to the cashier that was not working so she can be first attended by the machine.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
Sad that there are some people who can't follow simple rules and just thinking about themselves.They just wanted to surpass people in front of them so they could be done quickly with they wanted to.They should their lesson through people who will tell them straight why they are wrong and the right thing that they must do.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
18 Jan 13
There are several different Wal-Mart stores in the city that I live in and at all of them but one, people tend to be very respectful about allowing people to check out in the self check lanes as they got in line, there is one store where people think that it is literally a free for all and that is the reason that I opt to not go to that particular store when I am able to avoid it. I wish that people would realize that there are other people at the store that have been waiting a lot longer than them to check out.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
Well there are really people out there who are so inconsiderate and don't think what will other feel with their actions.Simple rules should followed properly and orderly so that everything will run smoothly.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
16 Jan 13
You did the right thing. I won't allow it either. I am very considerate when it comes to this situation, like I allow the next person or the customer behind me to go first if he or she is holding few items and my cart is full of stuff. But to let others pass with a cart full of grocery items- No, sorry but it's fair to wait for their turn. Yes, if they are in hurry- everyone does.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
People like them are so inconsiderate and just think about theirselves which are always favor for them. People like you be taught lesson so they dont used ro do it most of the time. I hate confrontations but I always stand on what is right and says things to correct wrong and bad act.
• Philippines
16 Jan 13
I've encountered the same before. I was gonna buy a ticket to ride the train. There was this kid (I think 17 or 18 years old) got in front of me out of nowhere. Being there for several minutes already, I got frustrated and tapped him on his back and told him [I]"We've been here for a while and I didn't see you there. If you don't get at the back of the line, I'll be forced to make you."[/I] Then without hesitation, he went back to where he was. I think he was with friends that's why he had the audacity to do something foolish like that.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
They really to learn their lesson and know their mistakes but doing such kind of act.Sometimes we just allow it happened to avoid conflict or confrontation but they will do it again and again so we better stand up what is right and do what it is right.
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
16 Jan 13
Good for you, you pin this girl down to her proper place. If they were in a hurry for an emergency situation, they could have explained. Sometimes I consider other customers who are old or maybe the product they bought would melt for waiting too much, I'm ok with this. But with how that girl behaved, no way! You just said the right words to her.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
It really burst me that time.I just let the first time she told it to her partner but can't help it the second time.People should really know how to follow simple rules so that everything will run smooth and orderly.