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'Can't you see I'm busy!'

DEFINITION: n. A cashier or customer service representative who is so busy chatting with their friends or coworkers that they ignore their customers. v. To be serviced by a very annoying customer service representative.

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Snubscribe

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: snub skrybe

Sentence: "It's no wonder people shoplift", Betty thought as she waited yet again at Customer Service to make a payment on her layaway. The cashier was going to snubscribe her again because he was too busy yakking on his cellphone on a social call. Fed up, she went to the Store Manager and told him loudly that the hardest part about shopping there was the fact that you had to wait endlessly for them to take your money. The Store Manager would have responded to her sooner, but he was too busy texting someone...

Etymology: Snub (refuse to acknowledge;ignore) & Subscribe (receive or obtain by regular payment;pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals)

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Servitosis

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: serv-ih-toe-sis

Sentence: Brad suffered from an acute case of servitosis, or rather, it was the customers who were the direct victims of this insidious disease at the local MunchieMart. Brad's shallow indiference to basic customer service couldn't have been more overt. The dwindling customer base seemed to think that they were going to an inconvenience store every time they stopped by.

Etymology: service + (t)osis, state of disease

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Uncivilservant

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: un siv ill ser vant

Sentence: Megan was definitely a most uncivilservant. She never allowed anything as insignificant as a customer to interrupt her busy day. She was in a deep phone conversation (the fourth today) with her best friend, Vanessa, who was on duty working in another store, two blocks away. Their brainy exchanges usually went "Well, he says,I don't know,like, what are you doing?" "And I go,like, I dunno" "And he says 'Whatever'". "Can you imagine? Like, as if." Megan carried on in this vein for like five or ten minutes, when a customer arrived at her till. The customer was getting impatient. Megan glowered at him and turned her back to continue her very important phone call. When the man started saying, "Excuse me", Megan reluctantly turned around and chewing gum loudly, with her phone jammed into her ear, gave him an impatient "What do you want?" gesture with hands and face. Too late she twigged he wore a balaclava and held a gun in one hand (pointed at her head)and a bag to collect the money he was going to rob from her till, in the other hand. "Oh-Ma-God", she thought, "My cell phone is dying..."

Etymology: uncivil(rude, impolite,lacking good manners) & servant (one who serves or provides a service) & civil servant for rhyming (a public official, member of the civil service)

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Narcissistant

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nahr-suh-sis-tuhnt

Sentence: Jane stopped to pick up a snack at the convenience store and found that the term was an oxymoron. The narcissistant was also some kind of moron. His mother must have told him he was the sun and that all the planets revolved around him. His attitude was like, "wait your turn Uranus".

Etymology: narcissist (a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish)+ assistant (a person who assists or gives aid and support; helper)

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Clashier

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: cla/sheer

Sentence: Most customer dissatisfaction is caused by confrontational clashiers who hate their jobs and looking for a fight.

Etymology: clash + cashier

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COMMENTS:

which begs the Clash question "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-13: 13:10:00

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Malcontedant

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Created by: didsbury

Pronunciation: mal-conn-ten-dant

Sentence: I am in a hurry but the staff in this shop are all such malcontendants there is no one who will serve me.

Etymology: Combination of malcontent and attendant. First used by Mark Twain to describe a particularly slovenly, family-run restaurant he visited in Mississippi. The restaurant gained notoriety and indeed some short lived success until it was forcibly closed by the owners who had a sense of humour failure when even physical abuse of the clientele wasn't enough to deter the hordes of malcontent-watchers.

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COMMENTS:

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-13: 15:40:00

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Patronagent

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pey-trun-EY-jent/

Sentence: Denise was a regular customer at Le Chic Boutique, but the new patronagent at the counter treated her as if she were some person off the street, and pointedly ignored her for several minutes while chitchatting with his coworker before snatching her credit card, and then slamming a pen and receipt down in front of her. She was infuriated at his rude behavior... yet strangely turned on, too.

Etymology: Patronage - a condescending manner or attitude in dealing with people; patronizing (from Old French, patroniser "power to give favors") + Agent - a representative of a business or firm (from Latin, agentum "one who acts or conducts action")

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Vexqueuesamee

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Vecks-kewz-amee

Sentence: Im really fed up with those vexqueuesamees, every time I go into that shop I have to wait ages in the queue whilst those girls chat away. Im sure I must know their business more than they do by now!

Etymology: Vex (perturbed,put out) Queues(a long line of customers waiting to be served) =Vexqueuesamee(excuse me)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-13: 15:41:00

Vexcellent vord! - Nosila, 2008-05-13: 23:21:00

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Attendunts

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: at ten duns

Sentence: Jason was typical of the attendunts a retail store can afford, someone who spent his whole shift texting and phoning friends. Jason made people sorry they stopped by. When the CEO came on a Royal Visit, the whole entourage got busy and decorated the store. Except Jason, who told his immediate supervisor (who was 17) that he had to catch up on his filing. I smell an audit coming. Jason is now filing again...his unemployment papers.

Etymology: Attendant (cashier or clerk) & Dunts (To strike; give a blow to; knock) &dunce (stupid person)

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Failesperson

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fai - ls - purs - son

Sentence: Oscar went to the check-out counter at Sears and encountered yet another failesperson who ignored him and busied herself talking on the phone....

Etymology: fails, salesperson

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COMMENTS:

Oscar forgets who really pays his wages...Sears is just the distributor... - Nosila, 2009-06-25: 11:21:00

Good word! - splendiction, 2009-06-25: 22:31:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-13: 00:01:22
Today's definition was suggested by TJayzz. Thank you TJayzz. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-25: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by TJayzz. Thank you TJayzz. ~ James

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