Seems to be happening quite a bit lately that people who are supposed to be "serving" me think it is OK to make sour remarks and "correct" me. I just got a voicemail from the pharmacy. I failed to pick up a prescription. I was out of town some days. Annoyance & accusation in the tone & vocabulary. A few days back I tried to buy jeans, which I thought were marked down 30%. At the register, I got a perplexed facial expression from the clerk, who is "busy" looking at a collection of earrings laid out on the counter. Then, "Oh, that was yesterday. The person who was supposed to switch the signs this morning is a trainee." This at almost 2PM. Ummm... Sometimes it isn't even worth speaking to the manager. There aren't enough stores in town here to shop somewhere else, but I can travel or go online, I guess.