I left for work earlier than usual this morning (which much to my dismay seems be more the norm than the exception these days). On the way I stopped for a Diet Coke at Circle K (which I do most days). This morning a different person was working the register.
Circle K Worker: "Good Morning Sweetie"
Me (trying to hide my annoyance):"Hi"
Circle K Worker: "Need some cigarettes with that?"
Me (getting even more frustrated): "No"
Circle K Worker: "$.86 then, Have a good day dear"
WTH - why is he referring to me as sweetie and dear and what possessed him to ask me if I wanted cigarettes? Seriously? I worked in retail and I know all about the "add-on" sale at the register but cigarettes? Come on?