Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Stop snapping that gum!

Note: I've invited some of my co-workers to write guest posts so they could get a handle on this thing called blogging without the obligation of starting their own blogs. Linda took the challenge. ; )

How to lose me as a customer--keep snapping that gum!

I'll be the first to admit that I can be very neurotic at times--there are way too many sounds that drive me nuts. So how does this relate to retail?

One of my biggest annoyances is gum snapping and/or chomping. Really, I don't want to see, or hear, what you have in your mouth. When I'm shopping, nothing sends me running out of a store faster than a sales person chomping on and/or snapping gum. I'll just find somewhere else to shop.

There's a little store in our concourse that opened a few years ago--the female owner is always snapping her gum. The second I hear it, I'm gone--and so is a likely sale.

For anyone that has any power or influence in training sales people and/or cashiers, chewing gum while working should be banned. Period.

Send me your customer service rants (and raves) or leave a comment.

Technorati tags: customer service, chewing gum, gum, rants, retail, salespeople, shopping


  1. Hey, great idea on the guest post. I like that .. let people try it out. Cool. Well done, Linda!

  2. Anonymous2:03 pm

    Thanks Kate. I'm a true rookie at this... Eden is trying to show me the way. I've got a few more rants up my sleeve.

  3. Thank you both.

    Kate, There's been a few other guest posts. A team of four answers the "Dear Bargainista" questions. If there's something you'd like to contribute, let me know. ;)

    Linda, you're invited to post a rant any time, just not all at once. ; )


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