Anyone else have the problem where they work in customer service of some sort and actually hate when people they know come in because it means having to be even more sociable? Like, it’s bad enough when I have to make small talk and pretend to like line after line of strangers, but then a friend or family member comes in and I have to snap out of “Hi, what can I get for you?” zombie mode and be all friendly and talk and crap. It’s like I’ve wasted any social energy I had on the lines of strangers and I don’t have any to put forth to the people who expect most of it.
Maybe I’m just weird or a jerk or something, but I’d rather go through the motions and space out then have to be all, “Hey! How are you! So good to see you! What, you need five sandwiches and a salad? Well, just because it’s you! I’m doing fine in school, how’s your mom? Blah blah blah I’M AT WORK OMG GO AWAY I HAVE SHIT TO DO AND NO STUPID LARGE ORDERS ARE NOT ACTUALLY OKAY JUST BECAUSE I KNOW YOU BEAT IT.”