This is something I wrote maybe 6 months ago.
An open letter to retail customers,
Hello, good morning, good afternoon, how do you do? Are you familiar with any of these phrases? It sure seems as though they are foreign to you. I hope it does not come as too much of a shock, but I checked in to it and â€œI needâ€ is not an acceptable greeting in any part of the world. So before you bombard me with demands, take a deep breath and please acknowledge the fact that you are talking to a person, not a machine or giant clown with a speaker in its nose. I donâ€™t expect you to care about my day, as I surely donâ€™t care about yours. I merely request the simple courtesy of a â€œhelloâ€ before any further yelling commences.