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Would you continue to buy lottery tickets at a store where the clerks are ill mannered ?

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Posted: October 28, 2013, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

I just walked out of one here where the clerk was doing some paperwork,  when l put my slip on the counter he gave it one look, glanced up at me and went back to doing his counting as though l was bothering him. I said to myself " the heck with this &$##@# and walked out. He ain't never seeing me again- l don't give a rat's @@ how busy he was. Thought l would share.
Second time in this store- his wife is usually cordial- but this mother..
Your thoughts- give a 2nd chance or not?

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    Posted: October 28, 2013, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

    Establishments where people are rude do not see my money.  So no I would no longer play there.  I mean it does not take much time to say politely "I will be with you in a min or two."  I would have done the same thing you did.  I would have walked out, and found another store where the people are kinder.

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      Posted: October 28, 2013, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

      No need to return to a place that ruins your mood. YOLO they say.

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Posted: October 28, 2013, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

        I just walked out of one here where the clerk was doing some paperwork,  when l put my slip on the counter he gave it one look, glanced up at me and went back to doing his counting as though l was bothering him. I said to myself " the heck with this &$##@# and walked out. He ain't never seeing me again- l don't give a rat's @@ how busy he was. Thought l would share.
        Second time in this store- his wife is usually cordial- but this mother..
        Your thoughts- give a 2nd chance or not?

        Sounds like you walked in to a foreigner own business.. Here in Seattle there is lots of Korean small shop owners i refuse to shop in because i am mixed race and they think i am going to steal or rob them.. I only give my business to USA small business owners and they deserve my business.. If i hit the big lottery i want them to get something for selling the winning ticket.

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          Posted: October 28, 2013, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

          Establishments where people are rude do not see my money.  So no I would no longer play there.  I mean it does not take much time to say politely "I will be with you in a min or two."  I would have done the same thing you did.  I would have walked out, and found another store where the people are kinder.

          I Agree!

          love to nibble those micey feet.

           

                                       

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            Posted: October 28, 2013, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

            There's a liquor store here where you can tell they do not like lotto. They hide the playslips behind whatever advertisement they can dind, people have to dog for them, and when a game changes they don't even bother getting rid of the old playslips.

            If someone who doesn't know a game changed tried to use an old playslip they run it and say, "The machine just isn't taking it, sorry."

            They're giving a lot of lotto business to a smokeshop that opened a few doors down.

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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              Posted: October 28, 2013, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

              I just walked out of one here where the clerk was doing some paperwork,  when l put my slip on the counter he gave it one look, glanced up at me and went back to doing his counting as though l was bothering him. I said to myself " the heck with this &$##@# and walked out. He ain't never seeing me again- l don't give a rat's @@ how busy he was. Thought l would share.
              Second time in this store- his wife is usually cordial- but this mother..
              Your thoughts- give a 2nd chance or not?

              I'da stood there spittin' tobaccy juice on the floor 'til he got good n' ready.

              I usually get pretty fast service.

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                Posted: October 28, 2013, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                I'da stood there spittin' tobaccy juice on the floor 'til he got good n' ready.

                I usually get pretty fast service.

                Haha good one and who ever does that better have a concealed gun permit...


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                  Posted: October 28, 2013, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                  Sounds like you walked in to a foreigner own business.. Here in Seattle there is lots of Korean small shop owners i refuse to shop in because i am mixed race and they think i am going to steal or rob them.. I only give my business to USA small business owners and they deserve my business.. If i hit the big lottery i want them to get something for selling the winning ticket.

                  There are plenty American owned businesses who's American personnel have bad attitudes as well...bad manners is an individual person's problem not necessarily an non-American person's problem...

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                    Posted: October 28, 2013, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                    Haha good one and who ever does that better have a concealed gun permit...

                    Oh, I all the time go heeled, always did. 

                    And I even got me one of them permits now.

                    Not that I'd need it to jerk a clerk over the counter and see what his major malfunction was though.

                    Cuz some of 'em definitely need to be a little more neighborly, heh,heh,heh...

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                      Posted: October 28, 2013, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                      I have too many options around to tolerate that lack of service.  Win our not, the store still collects on every ticket sold so I refuse to contribute to their well being.  There's a gas station here that never, and I mean never cashes a ticket for me, not even $10.  They keep an empty cigar box behind the counter to "show" you that they're not fibbing.  Tried twice, got shown the same box each time, moved on down the road.

                      I remain, patiently optimistic

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                        Posted: October 28, 2013, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                        I'da stood there spittin' tobaccy juice on the floor 'til he got good n' ready.

                        I usually get pretty fast service.

                        When I read your post Ridge l burst out laughing because for a second l could envision one of those characters from " Ducks Dynasty" doing that same thing to a ill mannered convenience store clerk if they rode into town and got stalled at the counter- especially the Patriarch of that outfit.

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                          Posted: October 28, 2013, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

                          Sounds like you walked in to a foreigner own business.. Here in Seattle there is lots of Korean small shop owners i refuse to shop in because i am mixed race and they think i am going to steal or rob them.. I only give my business to USA small business owners and they deserve my business.. If i hit the big lottery i want them to get something for selling the winning ticket.

                          Foreigner- Yes, very little English l would gather as well.
                          Its like someone said earlier- all one has to say is "give me a minute and l will be right with you" , its the silence that was deafening.  The " can't you see l am busy " look.
                          I say, if you open up your doors for business- be open for business. If you see yourself being too busy to handle customers, open up 10-15 minutes later. This ignoring the customer when you open is downright rude. Can't stand that nonsense.
                          Worse yet is the sign out front " Play the Lotto Here"-...right.

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                            When I read your post Ridge l burst out laughing because for a second l could envision one of those characters from " Ducks Dynasty" doing that same thing to a ill mannered convenience store clerk if they rode into town and got stalled at the counter- especially the Patriarch of that outfit.

                            Oh, most places 'round here got spit on the floor here and there and it's expected but some of these dandies they got clerkin' around here now git offended if you chuck out a big ol' chaw on the floor and then hack up a wad o' phlegm-laced tobaccy juice right on top of it while you're standing at the counter. Some of 'em are pretty dam* particular about it too. But I still try to be neighborly. I just smile and say, "Welcome to East Tennessee, son!"

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                              Posted: October 28, 2013, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                              Around a year or so ago I went in a store which was busy at the time & got in the long line like everyone else & waited my turn...well since I was buying lottery tickets the clerk told me I'd have to wait as they were really busy right now & I said well I waited my turn like everybody else, now I want you to run my lottery p3 slips...then she said well the manager told us to make you all wait...well I did get them but when I got home I sent the home office an e-mail & gave them a piece of my mind.

                              A couple of days later I got a call from the manager of the store & she apologized & said it would never happen again so I accepted her apology and from that day until this I have never ever had another problem at that store.

                                My ex & I had a couple of grocery stores once & we would never ever treat a customer bad for any reason because we knew those customers were the ones who put food on our table so I expect to be treated good in a store also!