Wow! It makes me feel a little guilty to make what seems like a bitch list, but I think I’ll let my inner Bitch roar for a bit.
Here’s my list of 10 things I’m sick of, in no particular order:
I am sick of customers who ask the same question in different ways hoping they’ll get a different answer. It’s one thing when you don’t understand, but when you keep asking because you don’t get an answer you like please keep in mind that the person you are badgering has been badgered by at least 100 other people asking the same questions and making the same dumb jokes.
Here’s a sample script:
Customer: So it’s not free to see the special exhibit?
Customer: So I have to pay?
Customer: Can I just walk through really quickly without paying?
Customer: Is it worth paying for?
Me: (thinking: Hey Moron, it’s art. How the hell do I know if you are going to like it? I don’t know you and why would you trust my opinion since you don’t know me and I work here so even if I don’t like it I’m going to say something diplomatic.) Well, art is subjective. Isn’t that the beauty of it?
Customer: Is there any way you could let me in for free?
Customer: But, it’s free in New York.
Me: (with a smile) Unfortunately, you are in San Francisco.
Customer: So, I have to pay?
Customer: How much is it?
Customer: (taking out Prada, Louis Vuitton, or any other obviously expensive wallet stuffed with money) Oooh-kay.