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I always strike up a conversation with those in the check out line, or with the clerk in a store. I figure they are stuck in a boring job and could use a little human interaction. I usually try to say something humorous about the items in front of us.

Being an old guy, I don't run the risk of seeming to be trying out a pickup line or the like. Lots of old folks, who probably live alone, also appreciate the chance for a little conversation as well in check out lines.

My wife has noticed my behavior and now has started to do the same thing. I don't know if this will help cure cancer or prevent global warming, but you never know...

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by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Sat Jan 7th, 2006 at 12:11:33 PM EST
But being still essentially British, even after all these years in Finland - it is important to introduce creativity even in the checkout.

I think that if you sit in a checkout all day, it is difficult to smile even with all those 'customer courses' you undergo.

Beng in marketing (an essentially elitist activity), I have always thought it important to stay in touch with the people who actually pay my salary.

Yes yes, condescending I know. But I don't have too many choices.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Jan 7th, 2006 at 02:20:41 PM EST
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