Do you think that, if we all banded together and focused all our energy really intensely, like Sauron searching for the One Ring, we could get cashiers and tellers and so on to stop saying, “Next guest, please”?
“Oh, I thought I had to buy these office supplies,” I always want to say, “but if I’m your guest then I’m sure you wouldn’t mind if I just used them for free, right?”
Or, “Gee, thanks for inviting me over to your establishment to see this movie free of charge!”
Or, “This food that you cooked for me and fed me for free was so delicious; I really appreciate your hospitality!”
It drives me fucking CRAZY.
Don’t treat me like I’m your friend when I’m actually your customer. All it does is make me feel like you’re lying to me.