"are you new?" basically translates to "you're **** up. why are you **** up?"
everyone has their off days where some a**hole customer smiles and says "are you new?" trying to be understanding and you want to jump across the counter and scream in their face "NO I'VE BEEN AT THIS SH*THOLE FOR 2 YEARS I KNOW HOW TO DO MY JOB!!!"
so I have a story...
when me and my little brother were younger we were wrestling and he accidentally scratched my right eye with his nail pretty hard. The resulting damage has made the vision in my eye less than perfect. Subsequently, this has affected my perception quite a bit.
One time a customer was handing me a credit card to pay for his drinks and I reached out to grab it and missed. And he asked me "Are you new?"
I should have asked him "Are you stupid?!" what does being "new" have to do with not being able to take a credit card out of someone's hand?! I'm pretty sure that if I was NEW and had perfect depth perception, I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET IT.
what an idiot.
now tell your "are you new?" stories!