Stop! Receipt!

One of the things I find annoying when I actually force myself to go out shopping is for the place I’m purchasing goods from to insult me by insinuating that I’m a thief. No, they don’t ever come out and blatantly say it, but by asking to see my receipt and look in my bags that’s how I’m being treated. I bought these items and they are now my property. I am not keen on having to wait in line to get out of a store after already having had waited in line to buy something just because the business assumes that all of their customers are thieves and wishes to insult them by treating them as such.

This type of behavior is a violation of my privacy. I’d no more show these people the contents of my wallet as much as most women would allow a stranger to search through their purses. Yet time and again, businesses try to do so. If I signed a contract to do business with the company, then I don’t have a problem with it … Costco comes to mind.

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, I’m hoping that others do the same as I do: simply say, “No thank you” and continue walking past these receipt/bag checkers on their way out. They have no business snooping through your belongings, so why should you let them?

The reason I bring this up is that I read an article today that does a good job of articulating my point of view on the subject. Heck, and in the process I came across two other people that blogged about this very subject.

This entry doesn’t appreciate being treated as a
criminal simply for being a customer!