Portions, Portions, Portions
If there’s one thing that you hear a lot about in the United States, it’s the large portions that Americans tend to serve and eat.
When this person first moved out of the United States, they were surprised at the portion sizes. They’re much smaller and, in time, it led to them eating less. Now, those portions at home look pretty big to them too after they’ve gotten used to smaller servings.
Moving to France
When you live in one place for a long time, it’s easy for you to get caught up in the bubble you’re in. That’s something this person noticed about many Americans.
They weren’t excluding themselves either! They noted that once they moved to a new country, the history, culture, and general diversity they were exposed to really changed their perspective. It taught them a lot about the world they weren’t sure they’d have learned otherwise.
More Time to Relax
Achieving a balance between your personal life and your work life isn’t always easy. Many Americans are familiar with working multiple jobs or having a side hustle.
As for this person, their move to Switzerland came with a simplified approach to this concept. With the mindset that more time off gives workers more time to de-stress, leading to higher productivity, there’s plenty of time to go on holiday.
A Note on Driving Too
Getting around seems like it would be generally the same everywhere. After all, you just have to go from point A to point B, right?
Well, if you don’t drive, you might find a lot of parts of the States hard to get around with ease. This person found that when they do drive, there’s less stress surrounding it. On the contrary, if they want to take public transport, there are a lot more options than in the States.
Respect From the Boss
This person grew up in the United States and later made their way as an American who moved to Australia. As it turned out, it was a great choice!
This person realized that they’re a lot more stress-free after their move than they were before. They’re happy to see more respect coming their way from their employer and that they can take more time off than when they dealt with American employers.
We’ve already touched on it but there’s really something to be said for how important reliable, accessible public transportation is. You probably already know this if you’ve ever been somewhere without a car.
Not every part of the United States is as connected by public transport as the last. Especially in rural areas, it can be hard to find. With cheaper takeout too, this person has found themselves exploring a lot of new restaurants too.
Finding a Home in Turkey
We all want to find the best quality of life for ourselves as possible. After all, why would you not want to enjoy your life as much as you possibly can?
In their new home, they’ve found that the people around them are much friendlier — both to people and to animals. To them, it seems like Turkey — specifically the west side — is better than they had expected.
Moving from the United States to Japan is no small transition for an American to make. Any move to the other side of the globe would include a lot of change!
One thing that really stood out to this person as they got adjusted was the matter of healthcare. Having access to help when you need it can be truly life-saving. In Japan, they also found that, despite the language learning curve, they had more time for their studies.
Balancing Work and Life
There’s a big push in the United States that having a side hustle or extra gig to earn money isn’t just a good idea, it’s fully encouraged.
That’s not something that this person saw carried over when they started to get settled in their new country. Here, they found that maintaining a healthy work-life balance was not only valued but encouraged. So, they had the chance to pick up a few new hobbies.
There are some procedures that tend to be rather expensive although the coverage and cost can vary depending on where you are in the world.
If you’ve ever tried to conceive via IVF in the United States, you know that it’s not often something that comes at a low cost. When this person wanted to become a parent in New Zealand, they were expecting the same but found that the country offered it for free to qualifying residents.
And Mental Health Care
At this point, we’ve taken a few looks at how surprised people were about the differences that you can see in healthcare from country to country.
It’s not just your physical health that you need to work on, though. It’s just as important to take care of your mental health as well! That’s something that this person found a lot easier to do after they moved. Plus, the room they have to handle their physical symptoms isn’t anything to scoff at either.
Odds are that if you move to an entirely new country, no matter what your starting or ending country is, you’re going to see a few things that surprise you.
After 16 years in England, this American had a few things to note. For one, they were happy to see their quality of life go up. Of course, we all have some complaints about where we live. For them, it was the fact that there wasn’t a whole lot of sunshine to enjoy.
An Unexpected Effect
If you move from an English-speaking country to one where the national language isn’t English, you might be nervous about fitting into your new home.
That’s why when this person moved to Germany, they thought they’d meet a much higher learning curve when it came to actually learning German. However, what they didn’t expect was to see such a change in their own quality of life. That’s what you hope for from any move, right?
More Job Options
In the United States, a lot of people get their insurance through their employers. It’s one of the benefits that you might keep an eye out for when starting a new job.
That isn’t always easy when you’re a freelancer or otherwise self-employed. With no employer over you, it can lead to a lot of anxiety about these traditionally-offered benefits. Plus, it helps that they make more in the same role in their new country versus their home state.
Fresh Food and Natural Exercise
Other countries often have a few things they’re surprised about when it comes to American diets and lifestyles surrounding food.
This person found that when they moved to a country that was more walkable, they found themselves naturally getting exercise without a gym membership to keep up with and fresher, healthier food was abundant. In addition, they were happy with the money they saved as well.
Exploring the World
If you live in more than just the United States and another, non-American country, you’re going to notice differences in your time in each country.
After they started traveling, this person realized exactly how much easier it is to travel now that they’re in a different location. If you live in Europe, for instance, visiting another country is a lot faster than if you live in Oklahoma or Kentucky.
Doing More With Less
Living on a single income can be different depending on where you are. Some people find that it’s easy while others couldn’t possibly do it where they live.
This American noticed that when they moved to Japan, the money and means they had to support themselves went a lot further than the American money in the market they were used to. Then again, the more affordable healthcare didn’t hurt their opinion of their move either.
No More Catcalling
There are a lot of people out there that make just walking down the street difficult for others. A lot of people have their own horror stories to share.
Of course, nowhere is perfect but this American found themselves dealing with the problem much less in their new, unnamed home. We can only imagine that this would make you feel like you had a lot more freedom to go out without worrying about your safety quite as much.
From Texas to Sweden
If you moved across the world to Sweden as an American from Texas, no less, there would be a few things that you might think would give you a bit of a shock.
For this person, it was the weather. They didn’t bitterly hate the cold, though. Instead, this American was getting used to a pleasant summer that wasn’t quite as hot and humid as the summer in Texas can be. It’s not the place to be if you don’t like the heat!
This is another American who apparently appreciated the change in the weather. They couldn’t help but love the cooler weather compared to when they lived in the United States. Then again, not everything can be positive, can it?
You can love somewhere and still miss something about home. For this person, they just couldn’t quite get used to the lack of internet. At the very least, it made them miss the upload and download speeds back home.
As we’ve seen, Americans have things they love and hate about their new homes just like their old ones in the United States. You might still have one you prefer but neither is perfect.
While the weather might not be ideal and the taxes might be high and they miss their family, it wasn’t all bad. They found Canadians were really nice and a lot more thoughtful than they expected based on behavior they saw before. Plus, who could say no to poutine?
Many Americans are used to carefully counting their vacation days and asking for their boss’ approval before they plan any major vacations.
When this person asked an American they knew in the UK if she’d ever go back, they learned a lesson in the vacation time Americans weren’t offered. It’s a lot different from being told you have to take a mandatory vacation to make sure that you get time to relax.
A Sense of Peace
Sometimes, there’s not just one thing that you can point out or even compile into a list of the things that you notice a difference in.
For some Americans, the difference was just in their overall standard of living. We’ve seen people point this out in a variety of different ways. For this person, though, it’s just the sense of peace they have in Canada that they didn’t feel in the United States.
Money can make a lot of difference in your quality of life. We’re not saying money can buy happiness but feeling comfortable covering your expenses can give you a lot of peace of mind.
As for this person, they didn’t get into exactly what their field was. However, they were more than ready to compare how they were paid in each country. We have to say that with a pay discrepancy like this, we can see what drew them to Sweden!
Internships in New Zealand
Speaking of making ends meet, in many fields, you need some internship experience to really get your foot in the door professionally.
The only problem is that if those internships don’t pay, you might find yourself studying, doing an internship, and working another job to keep yourself afloat. That’s why this person was so delighted to see that internships were all paid in New Zealand when they decided it was time to move.
Missing a Few Things
We all get homesick after we move away. You might even feel it more if you moved further like Americans moving all the way to the UK.
This person found themselves in London for their education and couldn’t help but feel a little homesick from time to time for the weather and the food. Actually going home reminds them that they like themselves right where they are, though.
Learning a New Language
Learning a new language is no easy task and even though they say that immersion is the best way to learn, it comes with a steep and often anxiety-inducing learning curve.
Living in Moscow, this person only knew a smattering of Russian which led to some performative art to get their point across. They did say they moved there for an adventure and, while they probably aren’t going to stay, this definitely sounds like it fits the bill.
It Can Make Things Hard
We’ve heard a few stories from Americans who moved to Germany. This is another American ready to give us a rundown of what their move was like.
They found themselves in a new country after marriage and the transition to a new country wasn’t — and isn’t — an easy thing to do. Without knowing the language, things like getting a job are hard. However, there were a few things that definitely counted as silver linings.
Time to Relax
This person was a little tired of all the busy lifestyles that you can get caught up in in the United States. Then again, that might depend on where you live too.
Moving from a busy city to rural France would be a big change. Not to mention, who could possibly turn down the chance to relax in the French countryside and travel around Europe as they see fit? It doesn’t sound like a bad way to spend your time!
This is another story from Americans who have moved from the United States to Canada. This is also another tale of moving for love.
With a slightly less long-distance relationship than before, this couple still studied at different schools. That decision led to a more permanent one later on, complete with wedding bells. Between the two of them, they’re staying in Canada rather than moving to the United States.
Being pregnant can leave a lot of couples excited to meet their little bundle of joy. That doesn’t mean that it’s an easy thing to go through, though. When you’re pregnant, you’re body is going through a lot of changes.
You’re growing a new life inside you, after all! Plus, babies need a lot of care after they’re born. This is something that this couple didn’t expect to have so much support with until they lived in the Czech Republic.
Time for Your Hobbies
We’ve already seen that the hustle for money that many Americans find themselves in isn’t the norm in every single country around the globe.
Of course, you have to make a living but that doesn’t mean that you have to work yourself down to the bone, right? That’s what this person was introduced to with a much more forgiving workweek schedule than they had when they lived in the United States.
There were a couple of things that brought this American from his home country to Shanghai, China. For one, his wife was from China originally, so they were already interested in moving back.
Then, as if that wasn’t enough, there was a financial gain to moving as well. The cost of living helped too since they were able to spend less and save more. With that money, they’re able to move closer to their goal of buying a house.
Moving Back Out
Just as there are plenty of Americans who move to other countries, there are plenty of people from other countries to the United States.
This person originally didn’t live in the United States but was ready to get their green card after living there for a while. It was a stack of medical bills that sent them on the move again to Canada where they found healthcare to be a bit more accessible.
When you’ve lived outside of the United States for eight years, you really get a sense of what it’s like to live in different places in the long term.
It was a want to see the world and experience it genuinely that drew this person out of the country. Yet, it was the job opportunities they saw outside of what American employers were offering. All in all, it seems like they found that leaving was the right move for them!
A Change in Taxes
Making a big move like one from the United States to Dubai is no easy feat. This person wanted to move for years before they finally made it across the ocean.
Once they got there, they were happy to see that it was what they were hoping for. One bit of icing on the cake? Apparently, it saved them a lot of money when it came to paying taxes as well.
Nice People and Nice Coffee
We’ve seen quite a few Americans who left their home country to see what life was like a little further north by moving to Canada.
From the sounds of it, this is another one of those happy Americans who doesn’t regret their choice. For one, they were happy to see how kind everyone is socially. On top of that, they weren’t about to give up Tim Horton’s.
Trying Something New
There are times in your life when you just need a bit of a change. That’s what brought this American to South Korea after they decided they wanted to experience something new.
They weren’t disappointed with their choice either! Even after only a month of living in South Korea, they were happy with the food, the people they met, and the cultural things they had the chance to experience.
A Note on Convenience
There are some things that you can’t help but appreciate due to their convenience. Who could say no to the chance to stop by a 24-hour store when you need something last minute in the middle of the night?
As it seems, Italy is the place where you aren’t going to find these stores. So, that really cuts down on convenience and adds to planning. On top of that, they noticed that the opening hours of stores weren’t exactly set in stone.
Moving to Australia
A six-month trip to Australia leaves you with a lot of time to explore the country and see nearly everything that you want to see.
Apparently, six months is also enough time to realize that you love Australia so much that you might not want to go back at all. They met new people and found their footing easily, even if they needed some time to catch on to all the new local slang.
Saving on Groceries
Let’s be honest, we all need food to live. So, we all have a grocery bill to contend with and that can cause quite a bit of stress.
If grocery bills are one thing that you can’t afford to tighten up on, having the option of more affordable groceries is something that will really improve your quality of life just by virtue of making food more affordable. This leaves you with more money for other things, which is often immensely helpful.
Moving for Love
If you fall in love with someone who doesn’t live near you and it’s working out well, you might even move to a new country to be together. That’s how this person ended up in Australia.
While they were in Melbourne, they noticed that the quality of life was much better than they remembered at home from wages to health care and even just getting around. Not to mention, it was much easier for them to move to Melbourne than for their partner to move to the United States.
Quite a Few Changes
Moving is often a daunting task that comes with a lot of change. It can be extra exciting when you have the chance to move to a new country with someone you already know and love.
Still, there were quite a few things that this person didn’t expect from their move. They were surprised to see that their visits to doctors are cheaper, the food is tasty, and that public transport is much easier to catch, even if it’s flawed.
Plenty to Do
There are a lot of things that bring Americans to new countries. Nothing quite prompts you to relocate like a request from work, though. That didn’t mean there weren’t a lot of silver linings to the move.
In fact, this couple found life in Germany suited them very well from long walks with their pets to the food they ate and the neighbors they made friends with — so much so that they’re ready to head back someday.
There’s a Catch
Okay, so we know that not everyone is cool about buying things that their girlfriend or wife needs. This judgment goes the other way too.
This cashier said outright that if you bring a box of pads or tampons to the register and you’re not feminine presenting, they’re probably going to guess you’re shopping for someone else. When people make it into a bigger deal than it needs to be, this person judges.
There are plenty of people who can’t function without their morning coffee. Working at a coffee shop, you fill a wide range of orders for a drink it seems everyone takes differently.
This person couldn’t help but cringe at this coffee order. There’s nothing wrong with a large coffee or tea, but this much cream and sugar is enough to wake you up and rot your teeth. We hope she likes her coffee sweet!
We all have our favorites when it comes to food. With a lot of people sharing opinions on food, it’s easy for certain options to get a reputation as unappealing.
While this can vary depending on your tastes, most people agree that circus peanuts are an odd candy. Still, they wouldn’t keep making them if no one was buying them. That doesn’t mean that this cashier won’t judge you on your way through.
A Horrible Fate
Cashiers at pet stores are likely to make more of a note of your purchases than the cashiers you run into at a convenience or grocery store. As for this person, it was inappropriate habitats for animals that got to them.
If you’re going to have a pet, you need to provide for it. Shoving a fish into an undersized bowl or keeping your hamster in too close of quarters, are things cashiers judge, especially when you have a flimsy excuse like this.
In This Packaging?
There are some things that your cashier won’t judge you for, per se. However, they’d definitely internally groan when they saw it coming down the conveyor belt.
It wasn’t the idea of buying cheese in bulk that upset them. After all, who hates cheese? It was the fact that people bought them individually that created so much more work for the cashier that it made them roll their eyes at this purchase.
Sounds a Bit Dry
Like any other food we’ve talked about or will talk about, there’s nothing inherently wrong with this order. Still, it’s this cashier’s least favorite order to fill.
Once again, there’s nothing wrong with rye bread or roast beef. In general, those ingredients aren’t red flags for this cashier. It was what this customer left out that left them wondering. With just these two ingredients, isn’t the sandwich a little dry?
Turning a Profit
In high school, this person had their first experience as a cashier at a local grocery store. That store just happened to be close to an organic bakery. This popularity came with high profits.
Those profits seemed even higher when this person noticed exactly how these organic cupcakes were made. We have to wonder if anyone else in town caught onto the trick. That’s a lot to charge for each individual cupcake!
What a Combination!
Boba drinks are a fun way to try new and different flavor combinations and enjoy that pleasant boba texture. Usually, the combinations are up to you.
That doesn’t mean that you won’t make the cashier taking your order raise an eyebrow. After all, some flavors just don’t really sound good together. As for this cashier, any coffee or chocolate drinks paired with fruit flavors didn’t sound appealing at all.
Some things seem to pop up everywhere overnight. There are plenty of examples of these fads, but some really stick in your brain.
If you’ve ever worked as a cashier, you probably remember a fad item or two you had to ring up a thousand or so times. For this exhausted cashier, it was those bracelets that promised to heal people or make them better athletes thanks to magnets, somehow.
A Little Help Here?
It’s not always what you buy that cashiers judge you for. As a matter of fact, your actions can speak louder than items.
When it came to this cashier, it was customers who skipped out on the divider between their goods and the person in front of them that bugged them. It’s even worse when these people don’t use the divider and then get upset that their stuff got confused with someone else’s.
Cashiers With Questions
There are some products that, when you boil it down to basics, it’s all in the marketing. At the end of the day, most bottled water is basically water. Of course, according to many people, there are some slight differences in flavor despite it just being water.
However, this person couldn’t help but wonder why people were constantly willing to spend twice or three times as much for “organic” water which, as they explain, is just water.
If you work at a store like Spencer’s, you’re probably used to people buying all sorts of things. For the most part, it becomes part of the job and you just move on.
There are a few things that can still give your cashier pause, though. Namely, books full of love spells. While they didn’t believe in them, the concept of doing something to force someone to love you wasn’t a great sign to this cashier.
When you work in a retail store that caters to a specific industry like makeup, you pick up quite a few facts and opinions about the industry you work in. This person wasn’t going to judge anyone on their looks but they were worried about their mascara choice.
It wasn’t necessarily that it was a cheap or low-quality choice but the fact that, believe it or not, this mascara has no tamper-evident packaging, meaning it could be used by someone else first.
Are You Alright?
Is judgment the right word for this scenario? Well, probably not. However, it did raise a lot of questions for this cashier. Buying a laxative is something we all have to do.
Yet, you usually don’t need 32 bottles, maybe even in your whole lifetime. Furthermore, this person wasn’t just buying in bulk, they were buying in bulk for the week and then coming back to stock up just a week later.
No Points for Comfort
Lingerie is one of those things that we worry about buying. After all, we often think of it as a risque item that the cashier might judge us for. This cashier didn’t really care about the pattern. You should wear whatever makes you feel good!
On the other hand, they were a little shocked when they grabbed the garment and realized it was made out of the most uncomfortable fabric they could imagine for such an intimate garment.
Raising a Red Flag
There are times when you head to the store and, even if you’ve never been a cashier, it’s easy to tell that the cashier has some questions for you.
We’re not sure what exactly these two were cosplaying as but this collection of items will send any crime/mystery fan to a harrowing conclusion. This cashier wasn’t afraid to ask the couple exactly what they were doing and if they needed to be stopped.
Not Everyone’s Style
There are some clothes for sale that you love and some you can’t imagine why anyone would ever buy. When it comes down to it, everyone has different tastes.
As a cashier, this person saw some products that they thought would never actually reach the checkout line. However, they did end up ringing up a few pairs of Batman boxers. That wasn’t necessarily what was odd – it was the attached cape that really made them judge.
It’s Your Money, I Guess
We all know how odd it is to sell organic water. After all, that label doesn’t really mean anything. However, that’s not the only type of water that cashiers might wonder why you would bother buying.
After all, at the end of the day, it’s the same thing as any other water. Plus, Starbucks offers water for free, so why pay for water at all?
Convenience Store Food
When you’re out late at night and nothing’s open, convenience stores and gas stations usually still have the lights on and might even have what you need. That being said, some of the food that gas stations and convenience stores offer are things most people avoid.
A spicy gas station burrito sounds like it could have consequences. Also, we can only wonder how the half-and-half comes into play. He must really like it if he comes back every night!
A Weekend Treat
This one isn’t quite a judgment. It’s up to you what you buy and a single washer clearly isn’t anything too scandalous. After working somewhere for a while, though, you get to know the regular customers in town.
For this cashier, the customer who stood out the most was this guy who came in for a single washer every week. It seemed like an unnecessary trip every week when he could just buy a bag.
Not My Fault!
When you stop for gas, you usually don’t dawdle. You probably pay at the pump or run inside and then work on filling up your tank. There’s a reason for this!
Other than holding up the line, the whole transaction is dependent on you starting to pump your gas right after you pay. If you wait too long, the transaction cancels itself. Even worse, it’s usually followed by an unwarranted tirade toward the cashier.
That’s Too Many
We’ve discussed this time and time again – if you buy any item in big enough bulk, you’re going to make your cashier start to wonder what exactly you’re doing.
Once again, this is true for even the most mundane items. For instance, $300 will get you an absolutely ridiculous amount of potatoes. We wonder if he was planning to offer dinner to his family, friends, and community, or if he was just a big fan of the food.
A Grocery Staple
If you don’t work as a cashier at a grocery store, you probably don’t pay much attention to the other people shopping and what they’re buying. You’re focused on your own groceries.
As a cashier, you start to notice patterns that you don’t see until you’re ringing up everyone’s carts. This person couldn’t help but notice that out of everything in the store, bananas seemed to be a common denominator among shoppers.
Getting Your Gossip
Once you’ve bought all of your groceries and you jump in line, you have a chance to buy a few last-minute things. Most stores have options like candy, drinks, and magazines up front. Of course, not every magazine is made the same or is honest.
Tabloids and gossip magazines aren’t always known for being the most respectful or sensitive. It seems that the fastest way to get this cashier to judge you is to grab a copy of the National Enquirer.
Why Ask Me?
When you work in the retail business, you often have to do more than just ring up the customers. You’ll probably have to face a couple of questions here or there.
This guy was wondering if he should get his wife a box of hair dye for Mother’s Day. Seeing how this could potentially backfire, the cashier advised against it. Apparently, despite the fact that it might seem a bit insulting, he went ahead with the purchase anyway.
It’s not just when you’re buying things that cashiers judge you. How you behave when you ask for help with a return will also garner some judgment.
When this guy came to make a return, the first problem was that he didn’t have any proof of purchase to go with most of the items. While this might have been a “hassle-free” store, that really goes for when you have the right information. Not to mention, it also doesn’t mean that the cashier needs you to be the hassle.
If you head into a china shop, you’re probably looking for some pretty fancy dishware. Still, this cashier couldn’t help but wonder if everything was worth the price.
In particular, there were a couple of expensive dishes that cost more than most people would ever dream of even being able to spend on one casserole dish. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the only way they could describe their most expensive dishes was with the word “gaudy.”
Not Great for You or the Planet
We get advertised a lot of products over the course of our lives. The only problem is that not every product is everything that it promises.
Remember those exfoliating face scrubs that had little beads to get the job done? The bad news is that those “exfoliating” beads were just microplastics. In other words, they aren’t that great for you or the planet. This cashier couldn’t stand them.
Maybe Give Her Some Privacy?
There are some things in life that happen that you’re really blindsided by and don’t know how to handle. When this family came in and made their purchase, they were clearly upset.
It wasn’t the fact that this teen needed a pregnancy test or that her family came in with her, it was how the family handled things after the purchase that surprised the cashier. Not worried about privacy at all, they let the whole thing play out right then and there.
When you have a pest problem in your home, you probably want to deal with it fast. Luckily, you have a range of options when it comes to traps.
There are many different types of traps. Some let you catch the animal rather humanly before letting it go somewhere that isn’t in your house. This person couldn’t help but judge a little when people opted for options that were less humane.
We Need the Whole Story
Some purchases are enough to confuse a cashier for years to come. This is another case of someone taking some time to stock up on something specific. The 50 cases of maple syrup weren’t the only things that left this cashier questioning.
It was the whole situation from a bigger-picture perspective. The fact that this guy looked like he’d been in a fight, not about to make a load of pancakes, left this person wondering.
General Stocking Up
There are quite a few bulk items that can really make your cashier scratch their head. Again, what are you doing with 50 cases of maple syrup? This cashier summed it all up.
It doesn’t matter what it is or what it’s used for, they’re curious every time they see someone buying in extreme bulk. This doesn’t mean stocking up for a big family. They specifically mean coming in to only buy one item in bulk.
Watcha Doing With That, Bud?
Listen, there are some things that people buy and they buy something else with it. This way, maybe it’ll get lost in the shuffle of all two things they’re buying.
It’s a clear and familiar behavior that cashiers are aware of. Given the two things that this guy picked up, though, they couldn’t help but stifle a giggle at what exactly that I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter will be used for.
Don’t Get Me Sick
There are some judgments that people make before they learn more about the product. If someone’s buying Pedialyte, odds are they might have an upset stomach. As someone with emetophobia, this person wasn’t looking to get sick.
So, while they definitely couldn’t blame anyone for having an upset stomach, they did get more than a little worried about catching something from the customers. We imagine it might be a risk if you interact with so many customers every day.
Literally Any of It
When you work somewhere long enough, you might grow used to what people buy. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to like the place you work in. Sears was once on top of the world.
However, it’s lost a lot of its popularity over the years. At this point, this person was a little judgmental of anyone who came in and bought anything from the store. We wonder if this is how they felt about all Sears or just the one they’ve been in for a while.
That’s Not How This Works
This is another case of a cashier starting to judge you not for what you buy, but for your behavior when you purchase it. Let’s get one thing straight – when your cashier checks you out, they don’t actually have control over the prices.
So, if you try to make a deal and haggle with the cashier, you’re probably not going to be offered the deal you think you’re going to get. It’s honestly just annoying.
Working in Customer Service
Working in retail means more than just selling items. You might have to work at coordinating returns that customers bring back as well. This person heard all sorts of reasons for people returning their items, but one really took the cake.
One woman came in one day asking to return some soil she’d purchased. Why? Well, as it turns out, they might come with bugs that are apparently, in her opinion, bad for the soil.
It’s Not About What You Buy
This cashier really sums it all up. You can load up the conveyor belts with the weirdest products and this cashier probably won’t care. It’s the way you act that’s really what this person pays attention to.
Are you being rude to the other customers as you shop? Did you yell at a cashier for not taking your coupon, or having a problem with your payment method? That’s what your cashier will remember.
Most Don’t Care
Honestly, being a cashier is a difficult job. On top of that, you spend all day ringing things up. Doesn’t it all start to blur together?
According to this cashier, it really does. Their contribution is a comforting one. Your cashiers don’t really care what you buy and they probably forget later that day.
If you’re a fan of reality TV, you’ve probably turned to TLC more than once. This network once hosted the show Extreme Couponing. There was definitely a demographic for this and it might have ruined some cashier’s shifts for a little while.
The goal? Use coupons as strategically and excessively as possible to get the most stuff for the lowest cost. It’d be more helpful if it wasn’t just used to buy a few random products in bulk.
Not All Bad Judgement
Okay, so the word “judge” tends to have a negative connotation. However, some of the purchases cashiers see lead them to a positive judgment.
As odd as it seems, there are plenty of men out there who are embarrassed to even be seen buying their girlfriends a box of feminine hygiene products. So, this cashier was always happy to see someone who broke the mold and was mature about it.
Just for Fun
Given that this is such a taxing job, cashiers probably try to make things a little less boring when they can. As a response to this, this cashier admits that they judge just about everyone that comes through.
Not necessarily in a negative light, though, they just try making up stories in their head to pass the time. It breaks up the monotony a bit and makes things a little more bearable.
Working at Petco
When you work somewhere like Petco, you might feel that your retail decisions carry a lot more weight. After all, you’re selling live animals. When it comes to fish, there are a few rules here.
If the cashiers notice someone who doesn’t prepare for their new pets are the ones who are back for new ones shortly thereafter, or if they have a suspicion that something happened to your fish due to negligence, they won’t only judge you, they’ll do what they can to stop it from happening again.
There are some instances in which you get a lot of stuff up to the counter and you can’t afford it all. While embarrassing, your cashier probably isn’t judging you for being on a tight budget.
However, when you have the moment of assessing to see what you put back, that decision might get some judgment from the cashier. This one was shocked to see this man opt to leave behind the children’s cold and flu medicine over literally any other grocery item.