What is going on ... out there?
I go into a store and have rarely been treated as rudely by a staffer/clerk.
Firstly, he acts as if I am interrupting his nap.
I go to check out and hand him a coupon
He acts as though he has never seen a coupon before.
He turns around to consult a supervisor, who sees the discount card and waves approval.
The clerk enters the coupon wrong (it's a bogo) and ends up charging me more.
I do NOT complain.
I hand him a twenty. Don't you have anything smaller?
Finally I get checked out and he shoves the bag to the end of the counter, nearly spilling the contents [obviously a practiced move].
No 'have a nice day', or 'thanks for shopping here' [so I can be employed] ...
Yup, an election is approaching ... and he wasn't wearing his mask right.