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Old 12-24-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Schertz
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Like this? Apparently I'm doing the wrong thing to make money. Why work my butt off when I can just go into a store and attempt to purchase that years "big ticket" item, get hurt, and sue 'em!

http://www.ksat.com/news/Woman-suing...j/-/index.html
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It wasn't in a grocery store, but earlier this year I held open a door for a mother and her stroller at a Barnes & Noble, and the woman just walked right past me. Didn't smile, didn't say thank you nor even look at me or acknowledge my existence in any way.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Ugh, just got back from HEB. Store was fairly empty. Had to go to the toy aisle to pick up one more gift. There were two kids, about 7 and 9, playing in the aisle. Grabbing the balls from the huge ball bin on the endcap, and alternating between sending the balls over the gondola shelving into the aisle, and bouncing the ball off of the overstock on the very top shelf to knock it down. When they knocked off several items, they would just move further down. At one point, when I was moving down the aisle, I had to duck to avoid being hit by a ball.

This went on for at least 20 minutes (I had to return to the toy section because I realized I grabbed the wrong item). Finally, I could take no more. I told them to go find their parents, and to stop destroying the merchandise.

I really was expecting someone to confront me in the checkout lane. Almost wish they had...
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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It wasn't in a grocery store, but earlier this year I held open a door for a mother and her stroller at a Barnes & Noble, and the woman just walked right past me. Didn't smile, didn't say thank you nor even look at me or acknowledge my existence in any way.
I hate when that happens. It's a cultural thing, nobody taught the lady with the kids to graciously accept the door assistance. I get stuff like that at work, too... but that's okay because none of these people pay my bills so to hell with 'em.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:44 PM
 
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Ugh, just got back from HEB. Store was fairly empty. Had to go to the toy aisle to pick up one more gift. There were two kids, about 7 and 9, playing in the aisle. Grabbing the balls from the huge ball bin on the endcap, and alternating between sending the balls over the gondola shelving into the aisle, and bouncing the ball off of the overstock on the very top shelf to knock it down. When they knocked off several items, they would just move further down. At one point, when I was moving down the aisle, I had to duck to avoid being hit by a ball.

This went on for at least 20 minutes (I had to return to the toy section because I realized I grabbed the wrong item). Finally, I could take no more. I told them to go find their parents, and to stop destroying the merchandise.

I really was expecting someone to confront me in the checkout lane. Almost wish they had...
Good for you! I wish more people would confront these 'feral children'!
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:03 AM
 
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I hate when that happens. It's a cultural thing, nobody taught the lady with the kids to graciously accept the door assistance. I get stuff like that at work, too... but that's okay because none of these people pay my bills so to hell with 'em.
Yep, the good 'ole "cultural thing" excuse always works in SA. I get sick of saying, "Exuse me", when I need to walk in front of a person, only to hear NOTHING back. I guess that's "cultural", as well???
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:25 AM
 
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Was she Asian? Not racist comment or anything , I am Asian myself

Asian ppl, especially elder Asian ppl always do that which is annoying and band manner!
My mom does that lol I guess she is in her own world doing (concentrating) something and can't
see anything...lololol
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Yep, the good 'ole "cultural thing" excuse always works in SA. I get sick of saying, "Exuse me", when I need to walk in front of a person, only to hear NOTHING back. I guess that's "cultural", as well???
I guess so because my ol' man taught me to reply to an "excuse me" by getting out of the way and returning the "excuse me" or saying "pardon me" or "sorry".
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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I guess so because my ol' man taught me to reply to an "excuse me" by getting out of the way and returning the "excuse me" or saying "pardon me" or "sorry".

Those would be called manners
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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I see that all the time. Esp. from the well to do in the malls. They expect the servant class to open the doors. Walking through Northstar, some of the matrons and matrons in training seem to think they are the Royal Family or the Pope.
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