Its a new year!! And the first thing I need to do is learn how to deal with adults.
When I get to my register, the first thing I say to my self is………..Lacrease be humble. Learn to think before you speak, hold back on the sarcasm and just let things roll off your back. Then I pray and promise God that I will just be good. I\’m always in a cheerful mood. I would say 97% of the time. And I swear people sense it and want to knock me out my square. I ask myself over and over and over again, how do you let these people take you down the same \”street\” day after day after day? And the answer is…………..I just don\’t know.
When I get home and think about my day, I realize that the smallest things irritates me. When it comes to kids, and other folks, I will come around put their bags in their carts, have patience with them when they take a long time digging in their purse or pockets. Then here come the people from my age group. They act like they aint never worked a credit card in their lives. This one lady came through my line and said \”do I press English or Spanish\’? I said If you speak Spanish press Spanish. She laughed a little bit and press English. DUMMY!
Yall please pray for me. I went down to part time, and that\’s the best thing I could do for myself, and as long as I know I don\’t have to work a long day, I can get through the day.
This man came through my line Sunday with 1000 items in the 12 items or less lane. I said sir ( black man) this line is for people with 12 items or less. He gon say…….please just ring me up ( as if to say shut up) so I start ringing steady talking my talk. Then here comes his wife outta know where ( still don\’t know where she came from) looking at me like you arguing with my husssssband. So I looks at her, so she says to her husband \”whats going on baby\”. I said this line is for 12 items or less, people are waiting behind you. Then she gon say well, I do 12 and he\’ll do 12. So by then my face is telling a story like all I want to do is hurry up and get them outta my lane!! So I says just put them all up here, and I\’ll ring them at the same time. ( saying to myself….. Since yall aint getting out the line). So she says to her husband…….aint nobody gon disrespect me in front of my kids. So I looked at her, she looked at me. He call himself trying to calm her down. I\’m saying to myself, gurl ………………I will beat you like a drum……………..and it will be for ALL the customers who got on my nerves!! So as they are leaving she gives me this one real real real mean look for the rode……….I guess ( lol). And I look at her back, (SEE PHOTO ABOVE) Then she says ( while walking and talking ) NEXT TIME DONT DISRESPECT MY HUSBAND WITH YOUR WALMART WORKING A**.
Ok stop right there!
Now she know and I know that she was talking to my Walmart smock/jacket. There is no wayyyyyyyy she would have said that to me, if I wasn\’t working. No way!!!!!!! When you are working people will say anything to you, because they know that you will think twice before you go off on them. She knows Im under submission! She knows it!
I went off. I couldn\’t shut up. We went head up. And thank goodness my manager wasn\’t around, even though I didn\’t curse.
So now 360. I need you to be completely honest with me. How do I get through this? I pray and all, and no matter what, a customer seem to have sooooooooo much power over me. All I want to do is have a smooth day at work, things in my life is so good, but as soon as I get to work………………people knock me out of my square, and I don\’t know what to do anymore. I will be 40 this year, and folks think Im in my 20\’s or early 30\’s. You can\’t win for losing. No matter how fair I try to be and how honest, people dont want you telling them the truth. They want to do things their way. And that dont sit right with me. Im a person who likes to follow the rules. I like to look out for the next person. I cant stand me, me, me, me, me people. Do I care to deeply? Do I take it to far? Whattttttttt tell me!
How do you get over this. Any advice? Please help me. Please.