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How to ask cashier out for date

There joined a new cashier in my local food product market. My Question is how can I ask for her number, or ask her out for a coffe while she is only sitting at the cash point? I would strongly ...
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How to ask cashier out for date

I find the other answers very unusual, which illustrates there must be some kind of cultural difference at play. Where I grew up (the UK) it is completely normal, typical and acceptable to engage in ...
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How do I politely hint to customers to leave my store, without pretending to need to leave myself?

Pester them with service Continuously come up to them and ask them if they need anything else. You'll either make more sales (good!) or (hopefully) they'll get the hint that your space and tables are ...
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How to ask cashier out for date

You could do it this way; One thing you could do, since you go often to that store, is: start building a basic "relationship" with the cashier. Meaning; talking to her each time you go shopping, ...
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How to ask cashier out for date

Don't. Being friendly is literally part of their job description. There's no way to know whether the "signs" you are picking up on are actually signals and not them just doing their job. Ask ...
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How do I politely hint to customers to leave my store, without pretending to need to leave myself?

Politeness makes it hard to tell them to do anything. However, brains are weird, and you may have far better success regretting to inform them of something you have to do, and the consequences for ...
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How to ask a store clerk to leave you alone without being rude?

A simple "Danke, ich bin nur am schauen" or "Ich schau nur, danke" (Thanks, just looking) should suffice. This tells them you're just looking, and most will not bother you after. You could add "Ich ...
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Dealing with sexual comments from customers

I'll omit the shpeel about how to escalate the matter, since that has been covered in other answers. You can certainly do that, but if she threatens to call security as a threat and the individual ...
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How to ask cashier out for date

I suspect answers can be highly different depending on the cultural context. For instance - southern Europe here - to me it's perfectly acceptable to engage in small talk with the cashier. I expect it ...
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Why do people flirt in customer service situations?

The very first comment got it right: Some people just enjoy flirting. That's probably the extent of it for some people. – curiousdannii It is simply a 'feel good' activity and apparently ...
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How to ask cashier out for date

Asking her out directly seems like a bad idea. Instead, in these situations, I've found something that works much better for both of you. During your conversation with her, mention some place you're ...
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How do I avoid an interaction with an employee at the grocery store escalating to the store manager?

TL;DR: Your bad mood may have made the situation worse, but the personal question was definitely out of line. It's up to you how you handle such situations in the future, whether you choose to ...
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How to deal with someone who won't leave me alone?

I experienced almost the exact same thing when I worked in a small shop some 26 years ago. Over the two years I worked in there on minimum wage there were a few 'customers' that would come in several ...
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Dealing with sexual comments from customers

Places where I have worked are zero tolerance for this, and wording such as "You are no longer welcome here. Leave now before I call security" would be much firmer. Yes, it is escalation, but it gives ...
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How do I respond to someone saying "thanks for waiting" after a long wait I wasn't okay with?

There isn’t much the cashier could have done in that situation. They were probably following instructions to keep the tone positive instead of saying something like, “Sorry to keep you waiting.” It’s ...
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Resolving conficts with customers as a waiter

The customer isn't always right. Especially on "wild" nights, customers can be highly annoying, they can easily make mistakes, and they try to screw you over (deliberately). If a customer says that ...
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What expressions or phrases can I use to close jewelry sales with female customers?

The Answer: Consultancy. I haven't sold jewelry, but I've sold six and seven figure gigs. This is a good approach for people uncomfortable with flattery and "persuasion" or glad-handing or cajoling ...
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How to try out a product you do not intend to buy?

I would dispute the comment saying that it is opinion based. It is something that was offered to you, and if you want to do it then go for it. It is not rude, and no organisation putting on any ...
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How to ask cashier out for date

I generally agree that it is usually best not to ask people out at work. However, it has happened from time-to-time. Having been on the receiving end, I can tell you I've always found it awkward and ...
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Dealing with sexual comments from customers

Firstly, it is great that your friend realises that there are some cases where it is necessary to leave and seek the manager/police. However, for the times that she would choose otherwise, I would say ...
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Should I speak in Japanese or English to the "foreign-looking" kombini employee?

My current strategy: If possible, wait for the clerk to talk first, and use that language (ignoring the いらっしゃいませ salutation that they use anytime the door opens). If I need to talk first, use ...
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How to ask a store clerk to leave you alone without being rude?

I'm going to leave this here, based on a comment you wrote underneath Mafii's answer: +1 .. I like this way, the problem I am new here and my german is not good yet, that is why I didn't think ...
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Why do people flirt in customer service situations?

I do what works. I am a pretty good read with people. With men, if I think it will garner me more expeditious response, then I will flirt if I think it will help. Other times I might be a raging ...
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How do I respond to someone saying "thanks for waiting" after a long wait I wasn't okay with?

Comments like this are more social lubricant than genuine expressions of sentiment. The natural response is similar, along the lines of "it's OK", as stated in the question. If you don't like the ...
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