Trust me, they hate having to ask about your day as much as you hate them asking. One of my friends is my bank teller. She's always relieved when I come through because she can drop the facade and not have to pretend to care about my day.
Just one or two. That way you can use them. It's easier. It's a win win for both parties. You don't get to be pestered too much with false friendliness/sales and they don't have to worry about pissing you off by treating you normally.
And it turned out that my banker was pretty awesome.
Tell them to shut up because you just want to get your deposit in and get on with your life. Also tell them that you don't care about their stupid questions. and that you have a busy life and you don't want to waist it on pointless stuff. If the manager comes by he'll feel bad after hearing those comments.
Heh. I work at McDonalds, so I get to see it from the other side. Especially in McCafe, which for all you strange foreigners is a coffee shop within McDonald's. We actually do barista made coffees, and toasties and all sorts of fun stuff. To try and make customers more comfortable and not as though we've forgotten about them we try and make small talk, or even remembering the orders of regular customers we serve. Ask how their day was etc. If there's a one word reply, you tend to quiet down. If they start talking, you keep up the conversation. You get a good four or five chatty customers in two hours, and it feels like you've only been working a quarter of that time. Hell, it used to unnerve me; but, these days even a customer using my name (it's on my name tag) tends to put a smile on my face. If they're regulars and they tell me their name, I try and remember it, and greet them by it.
They probably have to make small talk. I work at Walgreens and I have like 5 questions to ask EVERY SINGLE CUSTOMER while they're checking out...plus now we have to extra nice and accost people with "hello how may I help you/can I help you find anything" as soon as they walk through the door...
Oh no. Can't have someone attempt to make conversation instead of awkward silence. Heaven forbid someone trying to be friendly with you. If you're that much of an ass and can't be bothered by a human being, why not just use the ATM?
I don't get any of that. What I absolutely hate is when they start offering me some "deals" or "packages" that would suit me based on my banking and it only costs £x a month. No, I don't want to hear that shit. I just came in to put some money into my account.
It reminds me how clingy they can be if you wanna close your account. I had a bank account once I had no use for, because I had one in a different bank, which I used all the time for everything. So I decided to go to the bank and deactivate it. Oh the things the bank worker told me or promised me... Tried their darndest to keep me. Undesrtandable, I guess, you wouldn't wanna lose a customer. But they really should'a given up sooner than they did, mainly because of all the straight-forwardness I had about deactivating the account.
all of the wells fargo branches i ever went to always had long ass lines for the tellers. it grew extremely frustrating to go there to do my business. i went to a branch to close my account, and they actually told me that they could not do it there and that i had to visit a larger branch to do such a thing. so i went to the branch i was directed to, and signed in at the desk. i was made to wait 20 minutes to speak to an account manager. when i told them why i was closing my account, long wait times, he tried to persuade me to stay. i simply cited the 20 minute wait to speak to them, and he had no other words.