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 pescando75
Joined: 3/23/2012
Msg: 63
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One in six is on foodstamps in this nation. If they are giving what little money they have away, how does that help?
(And does it dawn on your that is OUR taxes at work?) Does it have to surpass the Great Depression before people wrap their entitled minds around how screwed up everything is? If they are giving away their foodstamp money, that is telling.

Wake up, OP. Put away that shovel. I can barely hear you anymore you're so deep.
 Justmytypewriter
Joined: 2/8/2011
Msg: 64
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Posted: 6/19/2012 11:43:13 AM

It's obvious that trying to explain the train wreck I didn't mean to start............isn't going to help the actual point I was trying to make.

I used the words "rich cheapskates" in the title because it's odd to me when people on foodstamps donate while people like "him" (like lots of "you") don't.

Don't care anymore to try and make my point clear. It isn't going to happen.......obviously.

What's OBVIOUS (to everyone but you) is that you refuse (or are unable) to get the point. Every single participant in this thread has understood EXACTLY where you were going, however, they HAVEN'T AGREED with you. And obviously you can't stand people to disagree with you. You want us to tell you that you were right when you were being judgmental and rude. Well, guess what, you were NOT being right. You were WRONG.

This has become so convoluted.......it's gross.

Self-righteousness is gross.
Do you have a mirror? Take a look at the face of self-righteousness. Gross, eh?

Justmytypewriter: You're so off base it's ALMOST funny! :)

Actually, I am spot-on, but you are so intent on revolving around yourself that you can't even see all the good points everybody else has been making. I am glad I am not you. It must be terrible to never get the point, never understand the joke, never see the irony.
 Eternityoptics
Joined: 6/7/2012
Msg: 66
Work rant about rich cheapskates.....
Posted: 6/19/2012 11:51:30 AM
Justmytypewriter, don't be a jerk.
 Schmooopy
Joined: 6/13/2012
Msg: 68
Work rant about rich cheapskates.....
Posted: 6/19/2012 3:05:00 PM
Does anyone get that if you're tired, annoyed or whatever about being asked that the cashier is just doing their job? I work as a cashier and I would LOVE not to ask but it's my job and, believe me, I get tired of asking

One customer, after making several separate transactions actually scolding me for *not* asking. What a piece of ah... work

Some love to take advantage of the fact that they can be as rude and repulsive as they like and you can't respond in kind
 OyVay...
Joined: 7/15/2011
Msg: 69
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Posted: 6/19/2012 5:10:18 PM
WOW!! Now it's the OP's fault people get or have foodstamps?

This thread is so comical now...reminds me of that scene from 'Airplane' the movie where the woman gets freaked out and everyone lines up to slap her.

If all of you could just take a moment to get that the service industry whether at a store or at a restaurant, leaves a great deal to be desired, at times. She(OP) said, this a local charity, that the man redressed her, several times. That she believes this customer is of means, and she reacted to the situation.

I've seen any number of you, especially the regulars, go into melt down mode, and say something a little off.

If you find this (charity giving or being asked at the store to donate) I hope you have made this clear to the manager, cause b*tchin here, ain't gonna change a damn thing, except make the OP feel worse than she already does, for posting this mess.
 Justmytypewriter
Joined: 2/8/2011
Msg: 70
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Posted: 6/19/2012 5:39:24 PM

Justmy typewriter: I'm also glad you're glad you aren't me...............

What exactly does a person do when they're being someone they aren't? That doesn't make a whole lotta sense there......brainiac! :)

Try to think for once before responding in this thread - and maybe you can figure out what I was saying. I am sure everybody else got it.

Oh and, OP, you might want to get your keyboard fixed. It seems that the period key is stuck.

@OyVay...

WOW!! Now it's the OP's fault people get or have foodstamps?

Who said it was her fault? Could you quote the statement/s in question?

She(OP) said, this a local charity, that the man redressed her, several times. That she believes this customer is of means, and she reacted to the situation

That the "customer is of means" doesn't give her any right whatsoever to judge him and/or to make suggestions about what he should or should not do with ANY of his money. And it's also completely irrelevant that the charity in question is "local." The bottom line is and always will be: If you work in specific industries, you stay calm, collected and friendly at all times and suck it up. Is that always easy? Certainly not. But if you aren't the type that can be "the bigger person" when customers get a little bitchy, then you shouldn't pick a job in a customer service-related environment. It really is as simple as that.

If you find this (charity giving or being asked at the store to donate) I hope you have made this clear to the manager, cause b*tchin here, ain't gonna change a damn thing, ...

Forget "manager," I have contacted headquarters directly about stuff I didn't like. (And before you ask: Sometimes it had the desired effect, sometimes it hadn't.) The store manager in most cases wouldn't be able to change certain policies anyway, so why talking to them and wasting their time?

... except make the OP feel worse than she already does, for posting this mess.

Obviously, though, the OP doesn't feel bad for posting this. She feels bad because nobody agrees with her. And this thread would have ended two pages ago (or so), if she wouldn't have continued digging an even deeper hole with every additional condescending and judgmental posting she's left. Which kind of proves the point that OP doesn't seem to know when to shut up and let things go. Just like in the store, when she got snippy with that "customer of means."
I rest my case.

 Schmooopy
Joined: 6/13/2012
Msg: 71
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Posted: 6/19/2012 9:12:59 PM
I didn't ask for your advice, you're stating the obvious. Don't give unsolicited advice
 Schmooopy
Joined: 6/13/2012
Msg: 73
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Posted: 6/20/2012 1:03:35 AM
That's all well and good but if everyone were to take your advice then no one would be in that line of work because everyone in customer service doesn't like being assaulted. Verbally or physically. It's part of the job, yes, but no one likes it.

You call it whining, I call it venting
 lotustemple
Joined: 10/23/2011
Msg: 74
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Posted: 6/20/2012 2:22:28 AM
organicquestionmark vented about the guy giving her a hard time. Thats not the point of her opening post and she doesn't need to be berated about it, not appropriate folks, back off. Posters get carried away with picking apart posts to character assasinate, thats bullsh1t.

While most of us think it is a non-issue for him to want the bag credit, organicquetionmark thinks he is being cheap. Thats her opinion and she is entitled to it. Maybe he is the cheapest rich man to walk the planet.
 colt8301
Joined: 10/25/2006
Msg: 75
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Posted: 6/20/2012 2:40:14 AM

@OP.You posted that people on food stamps donate..OH!!!REALLY!!!!I have never once met anyone on welfare donate nothing..IN fact most want more freebies..You see most of these parasites want to mooch..Well i could care careless about these parasites..I give,But not to thes moocher class..I give to the working class..You know the ones that do not want someting for nothing..Or the ones that are down on their luck...Or at least try...But these LAZY, WORTHLESS,SIT AROUND ALLL DAY,PARASITE/MOOCHERS..I could careless..If i had 60 billion dollars i would not give them a dime of it..I am so sick of getting my wallet stolen from me every week when i get my paycheck just to see these POS living the high life and want more..I am so sick of it...


Lol!!!!! Damn Nova^^^^^
 Justmytypewriter
Joined: 2/8/2011
Msg: 76
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Posted: 6/20/2012 7:30:51 AM

Thats not the point of her opening post and she doesn't need to be berated about it, not appropriate folks, back off. Posters get carried away with picking apart posts to character assasinate, thats bullsh1t.

While most of us think it is a non-issue for him to want the bag credit, organicquetionmark thinks he is being cheap. Thats her opinion and she is entitled to it.

Yes, OP has an opinion about someone she doesn't know and she's entitled to her opinion. By voicing that opinion in a public place, she allowed for other people to form an opinion about HER and her opinion, and these other people are entitled to their opinions as well. They also have the very same right as the OP to make their opinion heard. That's hardly "character assassination." Nice try, though.
 Bishopboat
Joined: 9/3/2010
Msg: 77
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Posted: 6/20/2012 10:54:51 AM
Why would you even care?
 lotustemple
Joined: 10/23/2011
Msg: 79
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Posted: 6/20/2012 1:17:15 PM

Yes, OP has an opinion about someone she doesn't know and she's entitled to her opinion. By voicing that opinion in a public place, she allowed for other people to form an opinion about HER and her opinion, and these other people are entitled to their opinions as well. They also have the very same right as the OP to make their opinion heard. That's hardly "character assassination." Nice try, though.


That is a very silly argument with a big hole or two. First, he comes into the store alot, so yes she knows him and to what extent you have no clue as it has not been disclosed. Therefore what you call an opinion based on what you perceive to be her opinion mounts up to no more that common gossip and hardly replaces a rational argument. More like Jerry springer he said she said style of communication.
 SpringsDiver
Joined: 7/2/2011
Msg: 80
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Posted: 6/20/2012 1:23:50 PM
Lotustemple - First, he comes into the store alot, so yes she knows him


Post # 54


OP - The guy I ranted about is obviously a "regular" (though I'd never seen him) because he said he'd "never been asked that way"
 trinity818
Joined: 9/1/2006
Msg: 81
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Posted: 6/20/2012 1:59:42 PM

This thread is so comical now...reminds me of that scene from 'Airplane' the movie where the woman gets freaked out and everyone lines up to slap her.


LMAO. Now THAT is funny. This thread is absolute typical POF forum material.

I can see both sides of this one.
 lotustemple
Joined: 10/23/2011
Msg: 82
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Posted: 6/20/2012 2:08:29 PM
Post # 54


The extent to which she knows him was not determined. For example I live in a small town and know more about people than I would like, some I have only met once. Perhaps the other cashiers know him quite well and his previous behavior was discussed in legnth with the manager present after said incident. Perhap he was so rude that it didn't take long to learn he is the abusive type. Bottom line is you don't know definitively, do you? Nor did you ask.

Chew it up all you want springdiver, derailing and picking apart an opening post based on suppositions is petty.
 Schmooopy
Joined: 6/13/2012
Msg: 83
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Posted: 6/20/2012 2:16:37 PM
Bottom line: Cheapskates STINK!!!

lol
 red_fir
Joined: 11/21/2011
Msg: 84
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Posted: 6/21/2012 5:24:29 AM
And.......

The idea that a dime is not an added cost is erroneous,
Every retailer marks up the price of his goods to cover the cost of doing business, all those silly plastic "discount" cards are actually driving up the cost of goods because the database and the labor maintaining the database aren't free, let alone the cost of manufacture and transport of metric tons of plastic cards.

As someone whose dug his way out from under an enormous pile of debt I can assure you that a dime saved is rapidly a dollar at the ferocious rate of consumerism that we endure, just try it yourself, leave a dime in every store you go into for one week (some kid will thank you) and total your losses at the end multiply that by 52 weeks a year and an average 60 year lifespan as a consumer.......

However I will happily donate to your cause if you will donate to mine, mine wont even cost you a dime,
just put a large can labeled "donate to the Red_Fir Preservation Society" on your counter next to the till and forward the accrued contents weekly to me..........
 femaleconnection
Joined: 8/12/2010
Msg: 85
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Posted: 6/21/2012 6:29:03 AM
Id fire the OP if I owned that store.

How dare anyone, never mind a cashier who knows nothing about me, try to guilt me into donating to a cause I may not even believe in? How can I vette at the point of sale how these charities spend the donations they get? How can I ensure it isnt all eaten up by admin costs and advertising? Do you even know how many hard earned dollars go to these charities only to not make it to the hands that need it? Im shopping at this point and my mind is not on charities. I dont have the time at each transaction to educate myself on the charities and how ther money is handled so without being educated, I dont give money. That is a suckers game.

I dress well, I drive a nice vehicle...it doesnt mean Im a sucker for anyone who wants anything. And if a credit is being offered to use recycled bags, then I want the credit like anyone else and the cashier can shut up and do her job. Dont offer a credit if it is going to turn into a guiltfest for anyone who actually wants the frikkin credit. People with money like to be rewarded for recycling same as anyone else.

I have a few causes that I volunteer for and donate money to. When Im shopping I dont want to be accosted, guilted etc to do 'more'. Pack up my purchases as that is your job, make the transaction pleasant and leave me alone with all this donation nonsense. There is a time and place for it, and this is not the time!
 SpringsDiver
Joined: 7/2/2011
Msg: 86
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Posted: 6/21/2012 8:32:07 AM
LotusTemple-The extent to which she knows him was not determined.


The fact that she had not met the man determines the extent of her knowledge of him very well, IMO.


LotusTemple - For example I live in a small town and know more about people than I would like, some I have only met once.


You did however meet them, even if only once. the OP has not met the man, as she stated in post #54


LotusTemple - Perhaps the other cashiers know him quite well and his previous behavior was discussed in legnth with the manager present after said incident.


Yes, that is possible, but is not relevant to the discussion of the OP and her interaction with this man. She did not know him.


LotusTemple - Chew it up all you want springdiver, derailing and picking apart an opening post based on suppositions is petty.


There is a big difference between paying attention to all of the details in posts (such as the one about the OP not knowing the man) and picking apart a post. I think it is petty for you to berate someone (post #91) over their opinion while using an argument not based on facts (She did not Know the man). Furthermore, it is petty not to admit your error when I pointed it out in a non-confrontational manner.
 Schmooopy
Joined: 6/13/2012
Msg: 87
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Posted: 6/21/2012 1:45:18 PM
Hahahaha! This kills me how people can go on and on about donating a dime, like it's some kind of crime to even dare to ask

Good stuff
 femaleconnection
Joined: 8/12/2010
Msg: 88
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Posted: 6/21/2012 2:06:51 PM

Hahahaha! This kills me how people can go on and on about donating a dime, like it's some kind of crime to even dare to ask

Good stuff


I can deal with being asked...I was once a cashier and I know they have to ask....for whatever programs/services they are offering from a store credit card to a donation of some sort.

But the OP said she laments on and on, conveying her feeling on the subject to the point of making a customer feel guilty or uncomfortable. THAT is wrong! I would formally complain if I was pestered at the point of sale once I gave my polite 'no but thanks for asking'. That should be enough. Dont offer a credit to a customer and then try to guilt them out of using it. That is disingenious at the very least.
 pescando75
Joined: 3/23/2012
Msg: 89
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Posted: 6/21/2012 2:19:59 PM
Read what you typed, OP!

NONE of us have ANY idea the "story" behind the cashier, the waitress, the librarian.........be respectful to ANYONE you come across throughout the day......good damn grief.


But the guy who won't donate his money? You had him all figured out and knew his "story," did ya?
Gawd I love irony.
 Schmooopy
Joined: 6/13/2012
Msg: 90
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Posted: 6/21/2012 4:44:14 PM

Dont offer a credit to a customer and then try to guilt them out of using it.


Ah! I must not be playing close attention (I space out often)
Yeah, applying pressure isn't the way to go
 CoolBreezez
Joined: 8/20/2006
Msg: 91
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Posted: 6/21/2012 5:20:43 PM
The mistake the OP makes is that she thinks that all people should think like her. And being shocked that some would choose not to give even a small amount to a charity she feels is great.

I've done United way a few times. You learn a few things from it. While the majority do not mind giving a bit to charity, there are hardcore groups that will not. The reasons from not giving are varied. Some are

- I have my own charities that I already support
-I give to my church
- I disagree with things that your charity supports
- I feel everyone should take care of themselves
- giving enables dependence

You will learn you cannot change there minds. It is just better to accept this and move on. As an example, my company gives generously and more every year but can't increase its participation rate for United Way- About 66% of workers.

Also there is donation burnout these day. Many folks get tired of being asked for donations and even worse pressured into it. I kind of agree with this and feel only those that are willing should donate.

I suggest the OP try something subtle, like a sign by her checkout and let folks decide for themselves. Everyone will feel better that way. And don't judge or worry about what others do- they have their lives and you have yours. Do what you feel is best for YOU.
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