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Old 11-04-2011, 05:04 PM
 
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OK. This is a bit much. I posted before about being asked for my name to try on at The Gap, with my name being scrawled publicly on the fitting room door.

Today, I went inside to order at Arby's, usually use the drive-thru. When I was done giving my order, the clerk asked for my name. I was surprised, hesitated, and just gave a made up name. There were people around me listening.

Not only was I asked for my name, but my name appeared in what had to be a 48 point font on the register screen on the side visible to the cutomer(s). What the heck? Is there NO privacy anywhere? My name also appeared on the receipt. No, I'm not in the Witness Protection program or anything, but MUST the retailers get so personal???????
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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It's probably to avoid giving the wrong order to the wrong person. Just keep giving them your alias.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
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Paranoid much?
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Not only Arby's but several others ask for your first name too. It's to identify getting the order to the right person. I always give an alias, they don't care.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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Agree! Been asked for name, telephone no., zip code, address etc.

I make up something and enjoy doing so too!


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OK. This is a bit much. I posted before about being asked for my name to try on at The Gap, with my name being scrawled publicly on the fitting room door.

Today, I went inside to order at Arby's, usually use the drive-thru. When I was done giving my order, the clerk asked for my name. I was surprised, hesitated, and just gave a made up name. There were people around me listening.

Not only was I asked for my name, but my name appeared in what had to be a 48 point font on the register screen on the side visible to the cutomer(s). What the heck? Is there NO privacy anywhere? My name also appeared on the receipt. No, I'm not in the Witness Protection program or anything, but MUST the retailers get so personal???????
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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Not only Arby's but several others ask for your first name too. It's to identify getting the order to the right person. I always give an alias, they don't care.
Exactly. Not only do they not care, they do not know.

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Paranoid much?
It is not a paranoia thing, it is a safety thing; especially, for women. Why the need to make a personal attack against someone who is situationally aware?
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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Exactly. Not only do they not care, they do not know.

It is not a paranoia thing, it is a safety thing; especially, for women. Why the need to make a personal attack against someone who is situationally aware?
You're right about that. The last thing I want is to be "known" by a stranger. In this day of immediate access to just about anything personal...

"Why the need to make a personal attack against someone who is situationally aware?" Yeah, my husband has drilled into me the need to be continually aware of my surroundings, situations, and the people around me .
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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You're right about that. The last thing I want is to be "known" by a stranger. In this day of immediate access to just about anything personal...

"Why the need to make a personal attack against someone who is situationally aware?" Yeah, my husband has drilled into me the need to be continually aware of my surroundings, situations, and the people around me .
Good for him and good for you. I wish more people would be careful and guard their personal information. I worry about the millenials who seem to have no concept of personal privacy having lived only in the digital age with Facebook and the like.

I also do not give out my phone number to cashiers when asked for a return or to ring something up. There is no need for them to have it and there is no need to announce it in public where anyone can hear it and use it to trace me back to my home address.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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You just need to keep a straight face. Mister Bates, party of one.
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Old 11-05-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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Ben Dover.
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