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Cashier Etiquette

What is the best thing to do when you enter the Post Office or Bank and there are two unoccupied cashiers, both of whom you know, both smiling at you, both equally competent, and both eager to serve you perhaps because I always make a fuss of cashiers and treat them as humans. Both have served you over a long period and you don't want to be unfriendly to either. The issue is complicated because the queue always delivers you between the two cashiers, forcing you to make a choice. Is there something that you can say in this situation to avoid giving disappointment? Does anyone else worry about it?

Posted at 3rd Jul 2012 - 11:20AM   Posted by Fennie   Cashier Etiquette Comments: 9

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar LaughingI would simply smile back and ask who's turn it was...
or perhaps play "eetle ottle black bottle"... or toss a coin!

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 3rd Jul 2012 at 11:43AM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Never happens to me. When I get to the front of the queue after a long and irritating wait one of them pulls the blind down and goes to lunch or seems very absorbed in sorting her stamps. It must be your charm, Fennie. Evil or Very Mad

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 3rd Jul 2012 at 11:49AM

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Faith's Avatar At our small local P.O. I always hope to get the same lovely lady, and have been known to let the person behind me go first so that I can have her. She knows exactly how I like to do my ebay parcels and I don't have to ask her for receipts, borrow a pen etc. By the way Fennie, I think you worry too much!Smile

Posted by: Faith on 3rd Jul 2012 at 12:56PM

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Ivy's Avatar Wew you daydreaming or are you living in paradise Fennie?

Posted by: Ivy on 3rd Jul 2012 at 05:13PM

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Camilla's Avatar Yes know what you mean FennieVery Happy there is the lovely Jeanne to the left cubicle, then there is the lovely Julie to the right cubicle, both sweet lady's. If I go in and they are both empty I say.... eeny meeny miny mo......they know I wear an eccentric hat(not literally of course), but usually it's Julie I go to as her cubicle behind the bank it is on the right and that is where I enter through the door to bank.

Since they had the bank raid in early May this year it is still not open, neither is the hole in the wall cash machine put back yet, it is still boarded up and the police still have not caught the blighters yet. Businesses here in the village are complaining as they say it has had a knock on affect and they can't put their monies into the bank. We are a small village, the nearest bank is 8 miles away.

Posted by: Camilla on 3rd Jul 2012 at 05:59PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar I would wave at one and say thank you . . . and go to the other one and do the reverse next time . . . either that or stop going to the post office - it sounds way too stressful . . . Blink

Posted by: Westerwitch on 3rd Jul 2012 at 07:18PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar I agree with WW - take it in turns.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 3rd Jul 2012 at 08:49PM

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Fennie's Avatar Thanks, everyone. I suspect that Faith has the right answer: that I worry too much!Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 3rd Jul 2012 at 09:04PM

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Blackbird's Avatar What a nice problem to have- I'm sure that they would both be pleased to know. You could put an end to it and ask- Who wants me?Very Happy

Posted by: Blackbird on 4th Jul 2012 at 04:57AM

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