Or you just tell them hello and they feel the need to complain about politics to you....
@ace in space, One day I stopped at a taco bell for lunch during the election 4 years ago. I ordered my food, and sat down. The kid working the counter came over to my table, and started going off about the election. Dude went on for about 10 min before I had to tell him to shut up. Like hey man I'm on break trying to eat lunch, not hear about a 16 year olds political opinion who can't even vote.
@ace in space, „oh sorry, I‘m a little confused. My husband died today!“
Tf do you even say to that without making them upset or cry?
Then the cancer story starts and there's a line forming and you're standing there awkwardly...waiting...
Then Danzig comes in asking if the blood can go UP the walls
the only customer who was valid for oversharing was this dude last holiday season who was returning alot of stuff, like $100+ of shirts patches knick knacks whatever and when i said “was there anything wrong with the items sir?” he simply replied “no, shes getting dumped for Christmas instead”
Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future: THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, before the dawn of man as we knew him, there was Sir Santa of Claus, an ape-like creature making crude and pointless toys out of dino-bones and his own waste, hurling them at chimp-like creatures with crinkled hands regardless of how they behaved the previous year. These so-called “toys” were buried as witches, and defecated upon, and hurled at predators when wakened by the searing grunts of children. It wasn’t a holly jolly Christmas that year. For many were killed.
@Bow To Your Senpai, You should have got a snack!
I run a bookshop, this is accurate. I'm genuinely scared of how long conversations will last after the pandemic haha
Or they ask how you're doing, and you say the obligatory "Fine", and they insist on following you around, relaying their own personal News on the March
I generally give a friendly Hi, how can I help you? And if they say something first or like How are you today? I just respond similarly with like How's it going? I've gotten good at avoiding SOME of the awkward conversations with customers