TMP54: Nosy Q’s

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Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.

And we’re back! Hope you enjoyed the April peeve hiatus and have been saving up your annoys to regale us with once again. I know I have, so let’s get to it. This won’t be the first time I’ve bitched about store clerks, nor will it be the last, but once again, yes, I KNOW it isn’t their fault and management directs them to be irritating, but guess what? Yep, I’m still gonna complain about it. Call me a Karen if you wish, idgaf.

Specifically, I can’t stand the latest batch of intrusive questions I’ve been subjected to, mostly at banks. No, I don’t mean showing ID, lol. But I’m one of those rare creatures who still needs to go into the bank regularly, and invariably some employee will either ask me if it’s my day off or if I’m “done for the day.” Zomg this is so enraging. I have zero interest in making small talk with these peeps, and I especially don’t need to reveal my calendar to them. It doesn’t make me feel all warm and fuzzy like a valued customer; if they value me, then they should quit wasting my time with this BS chitchat nonsense.

Obviously, the clerks don’t actually care about my day and have been told to say these dumb things, but why? No one wants to talk about their errands with the bank rep. It’s so effing ridiculous! The only question I want to be asked at the bank is: “Would you like some free samples of our latest batch of cash?”

That’s it.

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27 responses to “TMP54: Nosy Q’s

  1. Just don’t tell them this is your first errand before the big heist.

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  2. I have no desire to be asked questions of any kind. Silence, please and thank you, unless they’re offering samples of free cash.

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  3. I don’t like it when corporations train employees like this, as if they can make up for decreased value in goods and services by stroking your ego with this BS. It’s manipulation, pure and simple. I’m pretty sure that all these questionnaires they always seem to want you to fill out have more to do with how they can change your perception of their company and not how they can offer you better service.

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  4. Although one can find these types of questions to be an annoyance, the trained clerks are trying to be polite. Imagine if you met a ‘stoneface’ who didn’t attempt to make idle chit-chat. I find one clerk at the self-checkout of my supermarket irritating as I don’t wish my train of thought interrupted with the same old questions. I chuckled at your closing statement (fantastic idea with a long wait-in-line for service). 😊

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  5. It isn’t the clerks in the banks or stores i have a problem with, but the computer and cell phone help lines I can’t stand.

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  6. You could always just lie to the bank clerks and tell them that you just got back from a photo shoot with Tom Cruise, but he asked you not to mention any details.

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  8. I’d like some free samples too, please!

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  10. I liked the clerk at the grocery store. The only thing he asked was if I needed any bags.😂

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  11. I had a funny one recently. I was making a payment to the Canada Revenue Agency of an income tax installment. The clerk said :”You’re sure you really want to pay this?” It was his idea of a little joke. “Of course I don’t want to pay this but can you imagine what will happen if I do NOT pay it?” He just nodded. Good grief!!!!

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  12. “Would you like some free samples of our latest batch of cash?” Hahahaha. I can’t honestly remember the last time I went into a bank. But your last sentence made me laugh, lol

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  13. First, “peeve hiatus?” Eye of the beholder.

    Second, do what I do – consider it a writer’s exercise. Answer their questions with amusing lies. Extra points if it sounds legit but couldn’t possibly be true if actually thought about. You’ll leave smiling.

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  14. I agree. I am not very talkative with strangers anyway so It can get me crazy

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