LUXEMBOURG-VILLE — A customer of a Luxembourg petrol station has declared that he is fed up with getting frigid treatment from a cashier simply because her life is a drudgery of long commutes, dull work, and minimum salary.
“Nearly every time I stop there to fill up my Range Rover or pick up a bottle of overpriced Champagne for a dinner party, she’s less than friendly with me,” said the expat about the cashier who has worked at the location since 2016. “She says hello and goodbye, but never with gusto.”
“Even if [the cashier] does spend upwards of two hours every morning in her dilapidated 1998 Peugeot driving from her economically depressed village in France through bumper-to-bumper traffic just to get here, to deal with foreign customers like me who have irrational expectations of strangers, she might try cheering up a bit,” he added. “Life’s what you make of it.”
“Last week, for example, I talked about my plans to go to a luxury resort in Tahiti this summer, and how it’ll be nice getting away from rainy Luxembourg, and she showed no interest whatsoever,” he said. “She’ll never get anywhere with that attitude.”
“If I continue being treated so poorly, I may very well start going to a different service station where I can find another, bubblier depressed cross-border worker,” he added. “One who knows a thing or two about customer service, and treats me less like a rich transient who’s totally oblivious to the misery of others, and more like a visiting celebrity whose meaningless verbal farts should be enthusiastically received.”