These guys both have way more spoons than I do.
I like to imagine this is like a weekly or monthly ritual for them.
I think we have found the new hosts of On Cinema. The cashier even sounds like Neil Hamburger.
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The customer does seem a bit .. slow, say, but he is being quite reasonable. The cashier seems like he is having a nervous breakdown.
I don't think English is his first language. Reasonable to want gloves, but he's definitely torturing him. The cashier mentions that he's worked there 7 years, so really, he's holding it together fairly well.
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It's pretty ridiculous the amount that 7-11s expect one worker to multitask. As far as I know it's just one person who runs the registers (yes there's always 2 registers but never two employees), stocks or at least fronts shelf iteams, maintains the Slurpee machine, pizza/sandwich oven, nacho island etc. and since they accept EBT (which is awesome, just not for employee sanity-sake) ALL of those things are happening every time I would go in and get a pack of Newports, and I'm still somehow in and out in often less than 5 minutes, which is still a long time if you're just going to a "convenience store" in the first place. Basically it sucks for everybody and I'm surprised I've never witnessed this given there was a period of time when I'd be in there twice a day for those fucking Newports.
Definitely any establishment that serves food should have a separate employee for handling the oh-so-gross cash money. Either that or a thorough hand-washing step that would ruin any convenience.
IZ you have to start smoking rollies. I go to the specialist tobacconist once a week. Much better service, and extremely better tobacco.
Thanks for the suggestion! Yeah, that was me more like a year ago, I've pretty much since quit but I still make spliffs. Hot damn I had some Norwegian something-or-other tobacco in the process of quitting and hey it worked because I never wanted a Newport again, anyway :)
I've also experienced the polar ends of the gross money thing; I worked at a Landmark (i.e. semi-Indie) movie theatre where it was just kind of expected that the same person starting your movie would also be the person selling you the popcorn which would be the same person ripping your ticket (i.e. me) for pretty much any showtime before 6PM. And then during the 7PM rush there'd probably be a maximum of 3 people actually behind the counter, and besides the money itself most people would take advantage of their free refill on larges before the trailers so we'd try not to make contact with the already-eaten from bag but honestly nobody paid much attention. In fact the only time there was any sort of mass sickness there was during a completely unrelated carbon monoxide leak, which, luckily, didn't affect us smokers and we were able to carry a few folks out, including the owner who was passed out up in the booth by the balcony when we found him. So, thanks, Newports, I guess..
On the flipside my ex-wife worked at Qdoba for a little while and thev're actually a subsidiary of Jack in the Box, which probably immediately invokes the image of Beavis and Butthead scratching their junk with the spatulas and generally shitty tainted meats. As such, EVERY cash transaction required the full "employees must wash" laws, even though it was already wrapped up and untouched since it left the peeling flesh of the burrito line's workers' hands who actually made the fucking thing. A full 90 seconds under basically boiling temperatures with a censor to make sure you actually did it.
(in addition to wearing gloves that changed with every transaction. Eek sorry for the LJ)
I worked at 7-11 in college. It is crazy. I was a stickler for the gloves because I thought it was gross to touch people's food, but yeah, it's insane what they expect one person to be able to do in a shift. Both of the people in this clip annoy me because this was like every other day I was working there.
Yeah this guy seems like the kind of guy who, even if the cashier was wearing gloves, would find some problem with the gloves being too close to either the "kitchen" floor or cash register in the first place or some such bullshit.
They deserve each other.
Are we sure the clerk isn't Kevin Meaney?
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