Trendwatcher In Praise of Moscow’s Awesomely Rude Salespeople

RIA Novosti
Monday 4th March, 2013

The other day it happened again. At a nice grocery store in eastern Moscow, I realized that the lady working the cash register had rung up my tomatoes twice. When I pointed this out to her, she tried to deny it. Faced with the facts, she grudgingly annulled the extra purchase. As I was packing my groceries into my backpack, she issued a parting shot: “As if 59 rubles is that big of a deal – for a woman with such a chic wallet!” I stopped myself short of congratulating her for making my list of the Greatest Hits of Moscow’s Awesomely Rude Salespeople – but just barely so. Yes…

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