Who’s with me on this?
Please STOP yelling “hello” at me as I walk in the door of a store.
i understand it is PC, but it has lost all sincerity.
Scene: I walk in the door of my local CVS and from some remote aisle, someone shouts “hello” at me.
There is no one in sight – who said that? By the time I figure out where they are, the “moment” is gone. You walk on feeling a little foolish for taking the time to seek the indifferent source.
Corporate made them do it
Corporate may state something like “make sure to greet every customer within 5 milliseconds of walking in the door” or some such nonsense. A shout out from 20 feet away is not a greeting.
Yes, it’s nice to greet people who enter your store, but surely it is more of an annoyance if not delivered sincerely. I am not suggesting the practice be discontinued, but some delivery guidelines would surely achieve better results.