I wish I knew what drove generally normal, sane people into thinking that acting like a spoilt brat would get them anywhere in a store. I’ve seriously had stuff like: 1. The lady who dumps her stuff all over the counter, says she’s ready, wanders off while I’m ringing her up, and then slowly sashays (I kid you not, it was like a slo-mo version of the catwalk models do) back up to the register, sniffs and tells me to hurry up because she’s in a hurry. Wut? 2. People who come into the store intending to buy something… but purposefully leave their wallets/purses in the store. Wut? 3. Let their children grab shit and toss it everywhere. Lady, do you want me to come to your house and knock over your cheap living room furniture out the window? No? Stop letting your kids do the same thing in the school aisle. 4. STOP TELLING ME TO BE CHEERFUL OH MY GOD FOR ALL YOU KNOW MY DOG JUST DIED. No, seriously, and it’s 200x worse during the holidays because my feet hurt, people just literally hurl merchandise all over the place, and no one wants to discipline little Timmy and tell him to stop screaming in the store. It’s like no one realises that while most people might deal, on average, with one cashier a day, a cashier (or waiter, or clerk, etc) deals with potentially hundreds of customers every day. It’s tiring.
There is so much win coming from this, my secret eight year old self can’t take it.
Response to How Should A Gamer Girl Be?:
I think something the writer really didn’t consider is that a lot of the backlash against the ‘Gamer Gurl’ image is coming from other women. And no, it’s not because they hate women. Or they want to be special. Or crap like that. It’s because a lot of us (yes, including me) went through years of dealing with flak about being gamers, and then you have this wave of women who come in licking controllers, spamming YOLO, and now when we try to hop onto multiplayer, we’re dealing with more idiots who now have fuel for the fire. When you’re like me and spent years getting harassed in arcades and on multiplayer just for the ‘crime’ of having female bits, and then you hop onto an MMO and watch people act flirty and crap to try to get help or gain some sort of imaginary position in a game, it’s a little infuriating because we spent a lot of time overcoming this ‘teehee I’m so special because I’m a GURL’ and now they’re coming in droves? Please. This isn’t about owning a pink DS or having a Hello Kitty controller. No one cares about that for more than a minute.