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to have nearly recoiled when..............

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ChristmasTrulyReigns Thu 11-Nov-10 23:08:24

the shop assistant sneezed in her hands and straightaway gave me my change in a well known High Street Store today?


I held my nerve and accepted the coins, hopefully my face did not display my unease.

I was a bit put out that she didn't offer an excuse me.

Obviously I expect too much. Clean hands? Eye contact? Not chewing gum? Naah, you won't be getting any of that with your purchases.

MsVelvet Thu 11-Nov-10 23:34:50

shudder, all i can think of is "infection control" no wonder people get ill so easily... urghh

MsKalo Thu 11-Nov-10 23:40:11

That's gross! What a skank! Complaiiiiin!

SheWillBeLoved Thu 11-Nov-10 23:40:53

I'd have had to say something like "Didn't realize I got a free cold with my purchase hmm" and asked for fresh ones from another cashier. Bleurgh, grubby thing.

ChristmasTrulyReigns Thu 11-Nov-10 23:47:06

There was a thread on here recently about someone being disgusted when they saw people lick their fingers to help open the plastic bags in supermarkets, which I thought was a bit too uber-cautious, but my experience today has increased my awareness of over-sharing.

ChristmasTrulyReigns Thu 11-Nov-10 23:48:01

<hi-jack - SWBL - are you a Script fan? I'm going to see them in a fortnight! I'm soooo excited. Yay>

Lynli Thu 11-Nov-10 23:48:37

My dentist was fitting a crown, she was wearing gloves, pulled a tissue from her pocket blew her nose and then went to carry on fitting the crown.

She thinks I am a germ freak to have told her to wash her hands.

Sparklyoldwhizzbangcatpusswhee Fri 12-Nov-10 00:31:58

CTR have you stopped to consider where your change has been before you get it? It's filthy. Held in a hundred greasy hands and rattling around a dozen mens sweaty trouser pockets! A bit of a sneeze is probably the worst of it's problems!

OTTMummA Fri 12-Nov-10 00:40:40

LOL, I bet you would of complained just as much if she kept you waiting 5 mins so she could pop out and wash her hands though!

She should of said, sorry, excuse me so YANB totally U, but like Sparkly said, your change is already covered in crud!

MaMoTTaT Fri 12-Nov-10 00:45:19

but it's old crud - the assistant was handing over freshly produced crud and germs <<<<yuch>>>>

(no problem with the licking finger to open bag though)

OTTMummA Fri 12-Nov-10 00:48:02

Your not supposed to lick any more, they should have a damp sponge thing or a rubber tip to help get the bags off.

OTTMummA Fri 12-Nov-10 00:48:20


OTTMummA Fri 12-Nov-10 00:50:18

i've had to take money from a man who actually had the note and £1 coin in between his lips!
That was gross, he had a full beard too.

ChristmasTrulyReigns Fri 12-Nov-10 10:47:45

I'm really not precious about this sort of thing Sparkly - in my old job I was a cash manager and counted tens of thousands of notes and coins on a daily basis (in a company that had banned the sponge devices on sanitary grounds) - so I know full well the state of our currency.

But, as MaM says, this was a FRESH SNEEZE, with no gesture to apology or hygiene at all.

<<still feeling ugh>>

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 12-Nov-10 10:50:30

My mum used to work in a day she was on the wine counter...cue local tramp coming in..friendly bloke and never caused any trouble...just needed to be followed around with air freshner as he was a bit rank

Mum serves him and then watches in horror as he removes a £5 note..........from his shoes!!

She had to take it!

badfairy Fri 12-Nov-10 10:50:44


PlentyOfPockets Fri 12-Nov-10 10:59:28

A beard, OTT? The horror! shockgrin

Yeah, money is filthy stuff. Half the £20 notes you get handed will have been up somebody's nose, too. I suppose the sneezing just reminds you of that, when normally you wouldn't think of it, so YANBU to recoil, but you would BU if you expected money to be at all clean.

lazarusb Fri 12-Nov-10 12:07:10

I got hand, foot and mouth disease years ago which was transmitted via money (according to Dr). It was awful, so painful and occurred over Christmas so was absolutely miserable too.

NerdyFace Fri 12-Nov-10 12:47:56

So you didn't say "Bless you"?

Hope she gave you the plague! wink

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