Monday, February 4, 2008

The Hand

I usually really enjoy the people aspect of my second job. I work part-time in a retail pharmacy & I've been there long enough now that I know certain customers by name or by vehicle (some of them always use the drive through). Anyway, tonight we were working away & I looked up at the monitor & noticed that a customer had pulled into the drive through. We don't have a conventional drive through set up with a drawer or window that opens. We actually have a canister that passes through a tube to the far side of the driveway. Then you can see the customer through a camera screen & they can see me through a monitor on their side. We also have the big window. I'm sure I'm not describing it very well, but just imagine that it's a bit hard to see one another & it's a bit hard to communicate because no one can ever hear me (imagine that!). So I see this customer drive in. I head over to the camera & speaker &\to greet her with a pleasant, "May I help you?" Only then did I notice that she was talking on her cell phone. Oops. Her response to my query was to hold her hand up & turn her face away from me. Seriously, she gave me that whole, "Talk to the hand!" posture. I couldn't believe it! Little moments like that make me glad that it's just a part-time job!

4 comments:

Troy & Sherry said...

ha ha -
ok so when she was finally ready i would have told her i will be right back and then taken your sweet ole time to get back to her ;)i know terrible .....but seriously - some people have no manners.

ruth said...

You gotta laugh, but how rude! I hope you didn't have a line of customers waiting for her to finish her phone conversation too.

Erin said...

She picked the wrong time to call someone or answer. Kind of selfish on her part. You should have asked her if she was trying to ask for some lotion or something.

Alicia said...

Wow, the nerve!