A Warning For Register Dashers & Stall Chatters

stainless steel partitions A Warning For Register Dashers & Stall Chatters


While it’s more constructive to write about the things men “should do,” every so often a guy gaffe pops up that’s too tough to not take public. In this blog installment, we openly address two such offenses and speak directly to the offenders.

REGISTER DASHERS: These me-first men usually perform their acts at carry-out restaurants, grocery stores and retailers where they — despite standing toward the back of a check-out/register line — take it upon themselves to sprint toward the front of any newly formed line. C’mon fella, how about letting customers 3-7 stroll over there first before your register-dashing selfishness (and 8th-in-line position) bumps someone out of their time-earned spot.

STALL CHATTERS: These loquacious bathroom tenants see no reason to let a silly stall come between them and casual conversation. They’ll offer friendly greetings or banal banter to any acquaintance that enters the area, despite the other person’s inability to even see who they are chatting with (unless a profiler of dress shoes). C’mon buddy, keep the small chat to areas that where everyone feels more comfortable.

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2 Comments

  1. AD
    Posted May 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM | Permalink

    Very true. Never thought about the register people, but that is a bunch of bs when they do that. Now I have a name for it.

  2. FuzzBust
    Posted May 3, 2011 at 9:55 AM | Permalink

    What about the people who stand next to you at the urinal when there are three other available. That’s the worst.

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