But cannot, because being professional in a professional customer service related position means keeping my mouth shut and my opinions to myself, even when asked. Especially when asked.
But if there was one thing I could say to customers in the hopes of bettering their lives and improving their social skills, it would be this:
I understand that you did not vote for Barack Obama in 2008 or 2012. I understand that you disagree with his policies and his political directions. However, picking up a children’s biography of the current president and flipping through it while making sarcastic and racist remarks does not make you seem interesting, cool, or learned. You do, in fact, sound like an ignorant moron for pointing out all the “lies” in a children’s book in which the signature factoid is that the President’s dog is named Bo.
I didn’t do this in 2007 when George W. Bush was president, despite how much I disliked him and how little I thought of his presidency.
Seriously, stop it. It makes me want to throw a book at you.
In fact, don’t try to discuss politics at all with someone who is working, because the fact that they are working means they are hamstrung in how they can respond.
I think this nugget of wisdom would make the world a better place for everyone.