This morning, after the usual opening, a couple of my weekly customers come in and buy their stuff. They only come once or twice a week and always early in the morning. They're not particularly friendly, but i did bond with one of them after having written a quote from firefly on my nametag and they'd just started watching the show on DVD.
So they get their drinks and food and there aren't any other customers - drive thru or lobby - after them. The grrls and i start chatting and not 10 minutes after that i notice that she (one of the customers) is standing at the counter, so i go over and ask if there is anything i can do for her.
"I just wanted to let you know that we're not going to be coming back again."
i'm like ... um ... what?
"Well, it's just too noisy in here. We can hear you talking and we can't concentrate on reading the paper and I wanted you to know that's why we're not ever coming back."
1) we weren't talking about anything inappropriate. Actually we were talking about all the health benefits that Caribou offers, since one of my grrls just signed up for them.
2) we weren't talking all that FUCKING loud.
3) no one used the word FUCKING.
i simply apologized for the noise and let it go at that.
I just ... fuck. REALLY?
THIS IS NOT A LIBRARY. WE TALK. WE ARE PEOPLE TOO. WE LIKE TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER.
omfg. i really need a vacation.