Checkout Chats!

It has to be done.. You I have no choice.. The small talk has to be made.. Sometimes, I just don’t know what to tell the customers.. You’d actually cringe at some of the things I say to them..

*sees pampers on till belt*

Farah: are these for yourself?

Thirty year old man: *giggles* yes, how did you know?

One of the joys of working at the checkouts is, you get the most exposure to customers, faces become familiar and people start to remember you..

Man: Hey! How you doing?

Farah: I’m fine, thanks and you?

Man: I’m good. How are the eyes? Have they healed now?

Farah: oh, they are getting better. Did I tell you about my laser eye surgery?

Man: yes, they look a lot better. The haemorrhage has gone too. Blah blah blah..

Talk about making me feel, well, special. I think it’s the small things in life that matter..or maybe I’m just easily pleased..haha. Who knows?

On the topic of making me feel good..

Mum: *talking to child* say hi to the lady

Little boy: *shakes head and hides his face*

Mum: why you shy for?

Little boy: because she’s a girl

Mum: but you talk to girls at nursery

Little boy: not pretty ones

*heart melts* How sweet and honest of him! (I cannot contradict what he said – after all, children don’t lie – haha!)

And then there’s times when I’ve made myself look stupid..

Walking back to the tills when a customer stops me..

Customer: do you know where I could find some crackers?

Farah: we only sell those at Christmas

Customer: no..I’m on about the crackers that go with cheese

Farah: *bright red face*

I really don’t help myself at time *hides face*


For some more stories about my time at Tescos, check out: My Month as a COGWorking as a Christmas Temp

photo credit: Tesco’s trolley park via photopin (license)

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  1. Hahahhaa I loved reading this so much! The cracker thing is something I would say, and how cute of that boy to say your pretty, so lovely!! It’s lovely to hear you get to talk to lovely customers who will remember you and ask how you are etc!
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

  2. I love conversations with strangers even at the checkout. I tend to get a little shy with being open with people I am unfamiliar with but after a occurring communication I can see how easy it is to have those little convos that make your day. Love this post Farah! Keep em coming!

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