In all of the ways modern technology has diminished public etiquette and general politeness, talking on your cell phone while expecting a cashier to help you with a transaction is the biggest dick move ever played, human-to-human. It should be punishable by appendage bludgeoning. Baristas have been saying it since the invention of the cellular phone, but I will say it again: Don’t talk on your fucking phone while standing at a cash register. Ever again. For the rest of your life. Ever.” —Taken from "I’m an idiot, and other misconceptions about retail employees," a list I penned of ten things shoppers should remember when shopping, especially on this sacred day of consuming. But really, it applies to any situation in which a customer interacts with a salesperson. Because we salespeople are people too, you know.