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#104462 - 10/04/09 10:01 AM There you go!
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In the past two weeks, about 10 checkout clerks have handed me my receipt and said "There you go." Now, it seems to me that this takes longer to say than "thank you" so I don't think they're doing it to save time. They actually mean "I'm doing you a service and here's the proof."

It's weird in that it started just recently and suddenly spread like wildfire here in Southern California. I still say "thank you", of course, since I've been saying it all my life.

After I say thank you, the clerk sometimes says thank you, sometimes says have a nice day. But they will never say "there you go. thank you. have a nice day." So something is lost in this exchange. Something I really miss - the fact that the clerk genuinely wants and appreciates my business. Of course, they don't They just want a paycheck.

Weird. If you're east of L.A., look for this new fact of life sometime in the coming years....

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#104466 - 10/04/09 01:15 PM Re: There you go! [Re: 10PinGaloot]
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Maybe you just ran into a bunch of folks that love Blue collar comedy. "You can cover just about anything with here you are and there ya go!" smile
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#104478 - 10/04/09 04:01 PM Re: There you go! [Re: JackZ]
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Well it's something you noticed in this age where people feel that they (the sales clerks in this case) deserve things, such as praise, whether they do a good job or not. Which in turn relates back to everyone wanting to do everything and go everywhere at once. It's not just in SoCal mate, it's everywhere (that isn't a mom and pop shop). It's a live to work thing and not a work to live thing. seeingstars nut


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#104485 - 10/04/09 07:49 PM Re: There you go! [Re: TheDemolitionMan]
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What bugs me is when cashiers don't even look at you. Some of them will even attempt to hand you your change while they are looking somewhere else, or talking to somebody else. At least, "There you go" acknowledges your existence.
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#104487 - 10/04/09 08:02 PM Re: There you go! [Re: Joe Bowler]
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I hear the occasional "There you go" from cashiers, but I don't think it's the norm around me. I guess it just depends on the cashier since in the same store I'll get several different ending of transaction phrases.
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#104495 - 10/04/09 09:11 PM Re: There you go! [Re: Calvin Pistorio]
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I haven't heard that up here in the NorCal area.....yet. Some cashiers are not as polite overall but not the "here ya go".

I'd write to the manager of the store. Just a quick note to see if this is their policy to say this statement and how it made you feel like you were done a service now get out. Not a thank you for shopping at our store and spending money with us type of statement.

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#104501 - 10/04/09 11:13 PM Re: There you go! [Re: Atochabsh]
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Originally Posted By: Atochabsh
I'd write to the manager of the store.


I had thought of that, but it has happened at Jack in the Box, Jons supermarket, Vons supermarket, Target... A general trend.

Maybe it's limited to Northridge/Chatsworth area. I just moved here temporarily until I can move to Vancouver with my family.

Hmmm. I hate to draw an inconclusive conclusion. What that be an inconclusion?


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#104502 - 10/04/09 11:14 PM Re: There you go! [Re: Atochabsh]
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I went into Walgreens the other night and was waiting in line behind a lady who was on the phone while she was checking out. She kept on with her conversation like the clerk wasn't even there. She actually sounded bothered by the clerk when she was handing her the receipt. I have worked in the service business before. If I was behind the counter and people kept acting the way people act towards the cashier the other day, I would probably say "there you go" a lot to people too.
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#104505 - 10/05/09 12:28 AM Re: There you go! [Re: General Pounder]
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Have fun in Vancouver. Wish I was there.

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#104506 - 10/05/09 01:53 AM Re: There you go! [Re: 10PinGaloot]
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Originally Posted By: SpareMe
Originally Posted By: Atochabsh
I'd write to the manager of the store.


I had thought of that, but it has happened at Jack in the Box, Jons supermarket, Vons supermarket, Target... A general trend.

Maybe it's limited to Northridge/Chatsworth area. I just moved here temporarily until I can move to Vancouver with my family.

Hmmm. I hate to draw an inconclusive conclusion. What that be an inconclusion?




Hmm, I live in Northridge and own a business here, but I never say "there you go" when someone pays their bill. Have not noticed yet at Target, Ralphs or Vons but I'll be aware of it next time I go to these stores.
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