My wife and I were in a big box hardware store the other day day dreaming about some home improvements. It was easy to wander and talk since we were not bothered by any employees during our time in the store.
While looking at tile, we were approached by a sales associate who asked if we needed any help. We said that we did not need help but were just wandering around. Moments later another associate entered the aisle and also offered assistance. We politely declined.
Moments later the two associates began discussing one of their’s physical maladies. While 10 feet away, my wife and I had to listen how different pain killers made them nauseous causing vomiting and diarrhea. The continued to talk about their health issues while we beat a hasty retreat from the aisle.
Hey associates, do not talk about personal issues within ear shot of customers.