9) Don't go shopping sick. The flu is a nightmare for everyone. I'm getting reports of salespeople getting sick after taking money and credit cards from customers who should not have gone shopping. I once had to wait on an old lady carrying a box of tissue while she coughed and hacked away. Yes, I ended up sick…for four months. Stay home and shop online.
10) Do a Random Act of Retail Kindness. Retail salespeople are working long hours with few days off. Let them know you care. Be kind. Pick something up off the floor or put things you don't want back where they belong. If another customer is being a jerk, make a funny face behind their back. Tell them they are doing a good job. Tell their manager they handled the bad customer like a pro. Or if you are feeling generous, buy them a coffee or candy bar. It will make their day.