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Do you find it irritating when you enter a charity shop to find no assistant at the counter?

You enter a charity shop, hoping to find some interesting items at a fair price. Just as you're deciding to buy something, you look at the counter and see there is no assistant behind the till. Maybe they're out in the backroom sorting out stock, filling up shelves on the shop floor or just generally hovering around, but they're not there at the counter. You know they're probably unpaid volunteers, but do you feel a pang of irritation?

Asked By: DancingSquirrelUK - 6/24/2010
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Yes, it's annoying when this happens, at whatever kind of shop or store it may be. The fact that it is a charity organization is immaterial. I've been in many stores with only one attendant. I don't bother that person unless I truly intend to make a purchase. If they haven't come into the room by the time I'm ready... More
Answered By: andromedasview@sbcglobal.net - 6/24/2010
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No way, that means it's free time!
Answered By: Snowie - 6/24/2010
 
Sounds like they have one worker... More
Answered By: Bent Snowman - 6/24/2010
 
If you're that passionate (maybe in a negative way) about the lack of volunteers, why don't you volunteer?
Answered By: Attic Gnome - 6/24/2010
 
I know what you mean.... I wait a bit though...
Answered By: John S - 6/24/2010
 
No, not at all - cuz I understand that these types of shops don't make much money and that's why they can sell me their cools stuff cheap. I don't feel irritated - just the opposite - I feel bad that they can't afford more help.
Answered By: Rosemonster - 6/24/2010
 
Are you really that impatient? Be more considerate - the world doesn't revolve around you!
Answered By: joinme4coffee - 6/24/2010
 
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