On the whole having customers is FANTASTIC. They actually pay you to do something that really isn’t all that hard to do.
And if you play your cards right, you get to earn some really good money doing so. All in all a very good deal for a business owner.
Now with that said, a little bit of bad is almost always lurking right around the corner from all that good. As I’m fond of saying, whenever money changes hands you’ll have some headaches to put up with. And those little headaches are what today’s post is about.
I guess I really shouldn’t call them headaches, they are more “annoyances” than anything. Maybe “pet peeves” would be a better phrase. You get the idea! But after all these years they are starting to drive me just a little crazier than I already was. I’ll share a few of favorites below…
People who leave FULL coffee cups in the trash can – This one drives me straight to the moon. If you don’t want to drink the coffee, then dump it somewhere, or better yet, DON’T GET IT IN THE FIRST PLACE! I have one account where MULTIPLE nearly full cups are stacked like a pyramid at this one persons desk every single visit. They drink one sip, then put it in the trash!
People that can’t hit the trash can – I guess I should be used to this by now. To be honest, it’s not the occasional debris surrounding the trash can that raises my blood pressure, it’s the few “serial abusers” that GET MORE ON THE FLOOR than they do in the can. I wonder if they do that same at their house? Part of me says no, part of me says yes!
People that stuff the trash can with heavy items – There isn’t much worse than trying to change a 13 gallon trash liner when it has a PRINTER STUFFED INSIDE IT! Or how about a stack of heavy reference books? The bags just ARE NOT MADE FOR THAT! Another customer left extra trash bags for me to take out. Problem was each was TOO HEAVY TO EVEN MOVE. What were they thinking?
Well… I just shared a few of the ways that my customers drive me crazy. I could go on and on, but I really want to hear YOUR STORIES. I know there must be some really good ones out there. Just post them in the comments below at your leisure. I can’t wait to hear them!