Wal-Mart Informative - A cashiers look at things
ROGERS, ARKANSAS -- I couldn't help but notice there are a lot of complaints about different things on this site. I thought I would say something as well. As a cashier I know I try my hardest to make my customers happy, but I can't do that for every single customer.
I sometimes find myself in odd situations were my mind and my heart want me to voice an opinion, but my jaw stays locked, my lips sealed. It could be for any reason, not wanting to hurt someones feelings... I think to long on the subject or I'm scared I will get fired. Like today for instance.
A woman came through my line at Walmart. When she went to swipe her card she noticed the option for Spanish on my card reader. For some reason this upset her. She went off on how this is America and that everyone needs to learn English to be here. Mind you she started using some not very nice language. Behind her there actually was a Hispanic family with two little boys.
Without missing a beat I thought well mam' what language do you speak? Do you speak native American? What country does your language come from? All that came out though after a bit of a pause was I think they are pretty helpful as I handed her the change. I remember she looked at me in disgust as if me thinking that was horrible. As if I was un-American for appreciating something like that.
After she left I stared down at my register for a moment before checking out the family that was behind her. I couldn't help but think that I love how the USA is a melting pot... and it makes our culture so much richer having all these different cultures around us. we have so many different types of people. I know I would personally love to know other languages and know other cultures. Lifting my head all I could do was smile apologetically at the mother of the two boys as I started cashing her out.