Something I've noticed while dealing with the public..

Kayla (@kayla147258) 8 years, 9 months ago

Besides the fact that people are rude, haha

Being a cashier, I’ve noticed that pretty much how my day starts off is how it’s going to end. And I don’t mean a good day/bad day, I mean like little coincidences throughout the day that everyone seems to do.

For example, someone has an even total. ($46.00, $5.00, etc.) This barely happens, but when it does, it happens all day.

Same with the attitudes of customers give or take a few. If I get nice customers during the beginning part of my shift, I can pretty much count on the rest of my customers being nice. And vice versa if they’re rude.

God forbid these nasty women think they’re bra is a wallet and hand me the money, it happens all. day. long.

I’ve had different customers all day say the exact same thing to me when they come in my line whether it’s a joke or telling me they have a headache.

My point is there seems to be some sort of weird connection here. Maybe I’m just over thinking it but it happens every day. What do you guys think?

February 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm
Anonymous (44) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

i always think about your perception of others based on others previous interaction with you, basically, your mood influenced by the moods of others. Kinda like when you listen to certain music and the world around you seems to become tainted by it and projected in the mood created by the music.

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kayla147258, I’m not sure. i’ve been a cashier before myself and never really noticed anything of the sort.

“Besides the fact that people are rude, haha”

Not to pry, but have you thought about getting out of there yet? About that other thread, where you said you wanted to do astronomy or outdoor work? C’mon, get out of purgatory and on to the stuff you want!

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Kayla (68) (@kayla147258) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@theskafish, I’m working on it, I’m still young, on my own, and don’t really know what I’m doing. I’m thinking about just waiting until I finish my associates in the summer and then work on finding something different because right now I just have too much going on. Excuses, excuses, but it’s true, lol.

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kayla147258, it’s ok, I still have a problem with excuses myself though I’ve gotten better. And I know what it’s like to be busy, right now I’m busier than I’ve ever been, I am a more than full-time student. But we must not allow ourselves to be complacent being in places we don’t want to be. Comfort now can mean regret later. I wish you luck! What’s your associate’s in?

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Kayla (68) (@kayla147258) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@theskafish, “Comfort now can mean regret later.” Oooo I like that

And thank you. :) It’s just in general studies. I was working on becoming a teacher but I realized it’s not for me so I switched to psychology, but I’m not sure about that either. I thought I had my life all planned out after high school and now I just feel like I’m going in one never-ending circle.

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ELizard (229) (@heavydreamz) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kayla147258, ive been saying the same thing, about how the day is going to go from the moment you wake up, its given me alot more control over the rest of my day for sure because i can set the tone myself

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kayla147258, ” I thought I had my life all planned out after high school and now I just feel like I’m going in one never-ending circle.”

I think that happens to more people than we think. I felt that way for a long time, and wound up in something like that but now I know myself better and I have a plan of sorts. Search inside yourself and ask who you want to be, it’s easier to answer than you think. Forget what other people think you are, forget any limitations you think you may have, forget money, talent, or any other obstacle you may believe is real. What you really want is what you really want. You’ll find your way out of the circle someday.

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Sephyr (15) (@sephyr) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I’ve noticed trends like that often at work. Patterns in conversation that happen through seemingly unrelated people. I wonder if these things flow through conversation or if it’s a pattern in human behavior or whatever is going on :/. I’m a line cook, the other day at work we sold a crapload of quesadillas for no apparent reason. Same thing about 2 days later I think? Part of me thinks someone probably says “MAN I want a quessadilla!” to somebody, then they say it to someone else and so on and all of a sudden half the people in town want one! :) Also we don’t sell much of the sloppy joe, but sometimes when one is sold I will usually see about 6 throughout the night.

It reminds me the other day somebody posted a topic on how ‘silence’ was popping up in various ways throughout the last month or few months or something. The next day ‘silence’ was popping up in random places for me. I forget what happened, but I remember noting they weren’t noticeably related occurrences.

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Edward Bernays (131) (@edwardbernays) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@kayla147258, I think its a cycle. One customers mood effects you which means that your new mood effects the next customer. And so forth. I’ve worked in customer service for about 3 years, occasionally doing cash. This is just my theory. The numbers thing I’ve noticed too, .97 being the one I notice the most. I think it has to do with my current stores price points particularly with sale items. I dunno tho, just my theory.

@sephyr, could it be that other people in the restaurant notice the plate and then want it? I know I do this.

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Kazi (140) (@kazi) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

i think this is a case where you are only thinking of these occurrences as coincidences because you are looking for coincidence. If you were not looking, you would not be able to point them out and they would be there anyway. The same applies to so many other things in life. The way of the world is interconnectedness; all the little hums make up one divine vibration

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Sephyr (15) (@sephyr) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@edwardbernays, I’m sure other people seeing what other people are eating influences them. That’s very noticable when 3 different tables that came in around the same time order fish. The trend continued through the whole night when we were selling quesadillas, from 4 o’clock to close. We sold about 4 times the amount we normally do. The sloppy joe trend also goes throughout the day between customers who haven’t seemed to encounter each other, though it’s not nearly as many sold as say the quesadilla. Burgers have increases like that too, but that is more expected.

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