Sometimes customers will come up to me and just shove both their items and their payment in my face at the same time, like holding them both out as though I can process their request instantaneously. Like they can just blink, and suddenly everything is done and they can leave!
Look, person. I can only do one thing at a time. Hold all of these things out to me, and the only thing I’m likely to do is take them, and then immediately set them down—like you could have done—until I am ready to do something with them. I know it SEEMS like I’m going super fast (or too slow, maybe??), but payment is the LAST STEP. LAST. As in, comes after everything else. First, the item. Then, the payment. It seems like some people should know this, after having been at the register way more than once before… Sigh.
I just can’t with people sometimes.