Cell Phone Shots – Volume IV
September 10, 2009 by admncc
I first saw the below-picture two weeks ago, when I stopped by a small grocery store in a neighboring town. I looked and then did a double-take, but only had a minute to try to decipher their message.
Last night I purposefully drove out of the way, just to get a picture of their sign. I even coaxed a guy in the check-out line (in front of me) to distract the cashier, so I could discretely take the picture.
“Accepting checks is at the discretion of the cashier. The cashier is not obligated to explain any reason for not cashing a check. We are a grocery store, not a bank. Thank you!”
Wow, I don’t know about you, but I have a few problems with their statement.
My first impression was that this had to do with customers writing a check for their purchase or upping the amount of their check to receive more cash as change. But that might not be the case. I’m wondering if this grocery store is one of the few stores in our area that still cashes small payroll checks (I’m familiar with another non-chain store that will cash payroll checks from known companies up to $300).
BUT regardless, I still think their sign is discriminatory. The cashier will decide what checks they accept/cash and is under no obligation to explain why. And my guess would be that there’s no formal policy in place. Yikes. Basically, what they are saying is that if they don’t like me, how I look or what I say, that they don’t have to cash my check, but they may accept one from the next person in line.
The employee who wrote this will realize the severity of their actions when they end up getting sued for stereotyping. LOL. Seriously, without even putting serious thought into it, I can think of 10 better ways to write that note.
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