And the funny thing is they think we actually want them to come here. Chances are if you say this phrase, you are probably rude, pain in the ass, or just doesn’t understand how things actually work. As someone who works in a pharmacy and has heard this phrase before, I actually wanted to celebrate not having to deal with that customer anymore.
@Enigmatic Soul, Then they come back the next day
@Enigmatic Soul, as much as I understand where you’re coming from... as a consumer, it really is the only power you have. The rub being, usually the person you are informing is rarely effected whatsoever.
@Sarcastic Wombat, true enough. I only wish everyone was nice to each other so the whole mess could be avoided entirely.
@Enigmatic Soul, fair point. I wasn’t advocating being rude, anyone in retail knows you get more from being nice than nasty. There are times though, where, as a consumer, that you do everything right and ultimately either the company has failed in quality or some other factor and your only recourse is to seek satisfaction from a rival competitor. Under those circumstances, I feel that a response like this is understandable. It is also, understandably, falling on deaf ears because the people that hear it also rarely have any real power over the situation.
@Sarcastic Wombat, you are correct, but having worked retail through college, the people who typically say this phrase are those demanding something they can't get and throwing a fit because it is literally impossible to do. See exhibit A: the manager haircut
@Sarcastic Wombat, the problem I've faced in hospitality, is this phrase is used by ignorant buttholes who are often trying to scam a freebie, or are simply to stupid to understand they are wrong.
@Enigmatic Soul, if I hear it from a guest (hospitality industry here), I'll thank the person.
You say it like a threat, but it sounds more like a promise.
That’s like a hippie saying I have a bad aura. Both have very little impact on the level of fcks I give