What’s with the attitude?
I’m not sure what gives recently, but I noticed when going out to various retail locations throughout the city the service/lack thereof is reall bothering me. I noticed a few years ago if I went to stores dressed in my usual hoody/jacket people would treat me like a criminal. So nowadays I make sure to shower, shave and dress properly before going out anywhere.
But recently I feel like there is something else I am missing but I can’t put my finger on it. I went to staples and wanted to buy something that was locked up, walked around the store to find someone, saw a few staff but as we approached they quickly turned and fled, ended up finding another clerk who did not work in that area to help us out and thank you to that gentleman we got what we came for. On another day we went to tim hortons, there were 3 available cashiers and we stood there waiting to place our order and none of them would come up to serve us. An old lady showed up and was quickly greeted, and she even pointed out to them that we had been standing there before her and the staff relunctantly took our order. Same thing happened at almost every store we went to, grab something, go to the cash, cashier was basically nodding off until we spoke up and stated we were here to purchase the items.
So what’s going on? People hate their jobs but don’t want to find a more suitable one? Or is it me? Is my money dirty? Do I smell bad? Is it the way I look? Anyone else noticed something similar or have a similar experience that would like to share? What did you do to fix it?