Conveniently, my office is located a short distance from a bottle shop.
Occasionally I will purchase a six pack of beer for my husband, or infrequently something like wine for myself. Their range isn’t vast, so I don’t go there very regularly (once every three weeks maybe).
Anyway, the two staff members are older guys (one looks around 50-ish, the other closer to 70) and I find whilst they are quite friendly, they often give me the pips with their attempts at humour, which I find a little sexist.
They say things like I’m ‘spoiling’ my husband, “oh look, she’s spoiling him again”. EVERY TIME. I’m pretty sure when I bought beer the other day one of them said “Oh, so you’re going to give him some beer and rub his feet tonight?”. I said “no, he’s working tonight, these are for when he gets home”. I just felt like, why the eff do you have to make these stupid comments every time? Why am I explaining myself to you people?!
This has been going on for quite a while, so I find I rarely go there, but some days it’s just easier rather than stopping somewhere on the way home.
My question is – would this bother you? Would you stop going to this store, or call them out on their silly comments? Or would you continue to buy but engage with them minimally and not respond to any stupid questions/comments?