I went shopping the other morning, after working all night. No big deal, just the local Goodwill. At the register, the sullen cashier did not say a word to me as I put all my goodies on the counter and even pulled the hangers off of the clothing for her. So after I put the cart back and watched her ring everything up, I just said "I'm fine, thank you for asking" in a chipper way and smiled at her. No response. Just the total amount. And after signing the receipt, still nothing. So I said "Oh you're welcome!" in an even more manic voice.
I totally feel like I am a bitter little old lady but come on! I worked in stores throughout high school, not THAT long ago and I remember being taught not to chew gum, to greet customers and to thank them. And now I just wonder what the hell is wrong with "young people" today. GD whippersnappers can't even say hello to a paying customer? I think I am usually a nice person, but this whole experience made me feel old and crotchety. I guess every generation thinks the ones after their own are going to hell in a handbasket, but is 32 too young to be this convinced of it?