11 Rudest Shopping Habits You Need to Break Right Now

Wearing mesh masks

This is another problem regarding virus transmission. You might want to be fashionable and turn your mask into a fashion accessory, but don’t forget that a mask’s first and foremost purpose is protection. Yours and that of others around you. Therefore, make sure your face mask keeps your respiratory droplets contained not floating freely.

“This is such a slap in the face to the people who are wearing their masks and doing things correctly,” says consumer analyst Julie Ramhold. It’s important for each and every one of us to contribute and play their part in flattening the curve, especially now when new cases are surging all over the country and the medical system is completely overwhelmed.

Being rude to service workers

Shopping, like many other things, is not what it used to be. From a pleasant and even relaxing activity, it has become quite a stressful experience because of COVID-19. However, as stressed as you might be, don’t forget that there are other people just as stressed, if not more than you are. This means it is absolutely not ok to be rude to anyone during these difficult times, retail employees included.

All you have to do is say please, thank you, excuse me, and make sure you comply with the social distancing rules when interacting with the store employees, says Tsai. Their job is to help you but it’s your job to treat them with respect and consideration. While we’re on this topic, check out these 16 Things You Should Never Say to Customer Service!

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