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Shopping horrors and store etiquittePosted Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 2:59 PM
It's only clothing girls..
Yes, I was told by the clerk and people have done other things too like leave food, drinks spilled and clothing piled knee high in the rooms.
I was appalled.
I go shopping and I have observed terrible behavior out of people and their children too.
Running, throwing things, and public fights best left at home.
What happened to manners and courtesy?
My mother would have strung me up and blistered my bottom if I even thought about being disrespectful in a public place, running or "horrid thought" using the dressing area as a personal bathroom.
Fecal matter contains all kinds of heath hazards and I truly feel so sorry for the people working in these stores that have to be subjected to this kind of disrespectful behaviors.
I got to looking at store etiquette so I thought I'd pass these along to you.
1. Behave yourself. Be polite and try to understand clerks have had a lot of people come through their lines and they are tired. (You can tell a lot about a person and their lack of good breeding by how they act in a store waiting in line. )
2. Monitor your children: clerks are not your babysitters, or maids. If your children are tired, cranky, and hungry or poopy they need to be attended to before the store. Don't let your children run amuck or scream and act out. Eating/drinking is for the restaurants. They need to learn proper self control and manners. If they get something off the shelf they need to put it back where it came from. I can tell a lot about how a parents' house looks by how a child acts.
3. That goes for you too. If you are looking at a item, put it back where you found it, or hang it back up. DO NOT dump the item on the floor for someone else to clean up after you. You are not a princess and this ain't no Disney movie. Again, the clerks are not your nannies.
4. Use the bathroom facilities. Not the dressing rooms for your personal needs. I don't know if this is a cultural thing, but you are in America, we have toilets for that business.. use it.
5. You are not always right, don't be a jerk.
6. Reserve your cell phone conversations for somewhere other than the store or register. I could care less about Joe Bob and his latest escapade.
7. Have your mind made up before you get to the register, other people are in line also.
8. Have fun for Gods Sake it's a shopping trip not a torture chamber.. (unless aforementioned children are running amock and screaming.)
9. Always try to do the "Golden rule" Do unto others... yada yada..
10. Again , people are trying to do their jobs with a lot of other people too.. not just you. You are not Queen.. get over it and be polite.
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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
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