Tuesday, June 14, 2011

People Suck

I just really don't understand why people feel the need to be rude. Working in customer service, I deal with it all the time. But when I'm the customer, I legitimately don't understand why people feel the need to be rude to me when I'm just asking a question, needing clarification, or I'm ordering. I think I'm quite friendly. In fact, I'm only ever rude when provoked.

What brought this on was an event that just occurred mere moments ago. My license expires in a month & thus I need to renew it. Considering my birthday is the same day that it expires (huh....) then I would like to have my photo i.d. back by then so I can drink myself into oblivion. To make this very desirable outcome take place, I called the local DMV where the guy was kind of an ass. Everything I said was met with a slowed voice as if I was stupid, as well as a snotty tone. I did end up making the appointment.

After that I called a DMV around where my parents live, since they're usually nicer than the one in my hometown, as well as less busy. The woman that answered was a total hag. She asked when I wanted an appointment, & I told her to give me some times they had available & I'd pick. Apparently, that was a completely ridiculous request & was met with more snot. I ended up telling her to forget it & I'd call back when I had a better idea of my schedule & was in a race to hang up before her. I think I lost. Bitch.

Another time, I was at the post office & the employee was so rude to me that the woman in like behind me was in shock. My response? Saying that I hoped that her cat got run over. Not my best comeback, but I was in shock as well.

I just really don't get it. I mean, I'm not a fan of my job but I'm quite pleasant to people in spite of that. I just wish people could extend the same courtesy.

6 comments:

George said...

I have to deal with customers who are complete asses. I am expected to treat them nicer than the old rich aunt who's money I want. I do think that government workers are some of the worst because of how hard it is to fire them.

Anroo said...

I never thought of it that way, as far as government workers...hmmmm....

The thing is, I'm expected to be super nice too. But I tell you what: if someone gives me an attitude I know how to throw it down. I think it's funny how I've never been fired from a customer service job but have been fired from one of my only non-customer service jobs...such is life.

f0e55194-87e8-11e0-9d3c-000bcdcb8a73 said...

people are dumb bitches, the lot of them!
i'm never rude to customers, but if they are trying to pull some scam bullshit, i bring the heat. oh yeah and this is still aubree, it still won't let me comment normally -_-

Anroo said...

I just think about how back in the day I used to be overwhelmingly nice to people. Before I was totally jaded & beaten down...

radioactive girl said...

I think it's sad when anyone is rude to anyone else. I don't like to go there so when someone is rude to me, I continue to be polite. Sometimes it works and they stop being as rude, and sometimes they continue. In order to make myself not upset about that I make up a little story in my head about why they are being so rude. For instance, the woman at the dental office who was rude when I made my appointment. In my head, someone close to her just died and she was really sad and couldn't handle it and it was expressed as rudeness. Because of that, I felt for her and was able to be polite and kind and actually sort of felt bad for her.

None of that is probably true about her, probably she is just a bitch, but at least making up excuses for people makes me able to be nice even when they are not. (I am aware it sounds a little bit crazy, but at least I am almost always happy)

Andrew said...

I like that tactic. It helps keep the rage down.