I know we've discussed this before at various designer stores but in this thread I am just talking about rude sales clerks in general. About an hour ago, I went to a stationery store to buy some wrapping paper: I get to the register and this young kid (guy) doesn't say hello, doesn't make eye contact just starts ringing me up. When he gets the total, he again, doesn't tell me, he turns the swiveling digital display my way so I can read it myself. I pay him. He gives me my change - still mute! I finally just said to him, "do you speak?" And he kinda shakes his head and smiles a little and says, "oh, yeah - here's your bag, have a nice day!"