Today was a long and frustrating day at work. At least my limo (Rob) picked me up afterwards so I didn’t have to take the bus in the rain. We went to Costco where – yet again – I puzzled over the seemingly useless job of the Exit Door Guy.
Exit Door Guy (or Gal) is the person who stands at the big barn of a door and waits for people to roll their carts by, at which point he says, “Whoa there”, reaches for your receipt, gives it a cursory glance, whips out his magic marker and sort of haphazardly makes some semblance of a mark on it, and hands it back to you saying (but not really meaning it), “Have a nice night.”
I don’t get it. What am I missing here?
At Costco, the exit is not the same as the entrance door, so he knows you’re not coming in, grabbing something and sneaking out. You have to go through the cashiers to get to the exit and there are no goods in between those two points so you couldn’t grab something there, either. And even if you could, he doesn’t even really look at your receipt and compare it to what’s in your cart, anyways. He’s not even like a wanna-be Walmart greeter who enthusiastically says bye instead of hi and lives to make you smile. So what is the point of that guy’s job?? I think I might have to just ask one day.
At any rate, next time I have a bad day at work, I’ll just think of the Exit Door Guy and realize it ain’t so bad after all.