Who Laughs At A Charity For Kids?
No I mean seriously; who laughs at a charity for kids? I want to know! Because if you do, then you are a sick human being. Actually, if you do, I think this should happen to you;
If you laugh at a cashier for asking you to donate to a charity for kids, I hope a bird flies over your head and shits in your eye.#RealTalk
— Kellen Sherman (@KShermanSports) November 19, 2019
Now let’s get something straight here, I’m not saying that you are a bad person if you say no. It’s a free country, a majority of the stores out there have a charity drive during the holidays; no one is expecting you to donate to every one of them.
BUT, if you actually try to be uncouth to a cashier like that, you are just a steaming bag of donkey feces, and someone is going to call you out on it.
Thankfully, someone DID call this person out on it, which is the reason this article is being made;
So it was like any normal day off for me; I was making a quick beer run for the week, while also picking up some wings to have for lunch that day. Once I completed my necessary shopping, I arrived at the checkout counter, where there were three people standing ahead of me. “Eh, no big deal,” I said, as I took out my phone to check my Twitter.
A very short amount of time passed, and it was already time for the guy in front of me to check out. (These guys were MOVING; I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cashier/bagger team move this fast). I waited patiently for my turn as the ringer started to scan the guy’s items. Once he was done, he started to ask the normal 20 questions that every cashier hates to ask.
One of those questions was; “Do you want to donate to (insert charity here) to help kids?” And holy shit, I couldn’t believe what happened next. The guy actually flat-out laughed at the kid. He eventually did say no; but the fact he laughed about a charity for children just left me amazed.
I was about to say something to this asshole, when the cashier spoke up. And out of respect to the cashier, I’ll sum up what happened for you. This kid basically made the guy look like the biggest toolbag in the entire world, while still maintaining a level of exceptional customer service.
I was so immensely proud of this kid, that I just sat back and listened. It was a fantastic sight to see someone working in retail do something like that. And to be a teenager, and have the self-awareness to hold back and not unleash every “four letter word” in the book on the guy? It was fantastic!
(Plus, there isn’t a DAMN thing that I could say that would top what the cashier said to him. So I just kept my mouth shut!)
The guy in front of me finally left, and it was my time to check out. I just acted like it didn’t happen for a second while he scanned up my stuff. But once he was close to finishing up, I couldn’t help but say; “Buddy, you handled yourself AMAZINGLY there. Kudos to you.” And he said the coolest sentence that I wouldn’t expect from someone that was on the clock;
“What a prick!”
Have you ever experienced something like this? Let me know in the comments section below, and on Twitter at @KShermanSports