Yeah, down by the river
Down by the banks of the river Charles
(Aw, that's what's happenin' baby)
That's where you'll find me
Along with lovers, muggers, and thieves
(Aw, but they're cool people)
Dirty Water by The Standells. It just reminded me.
Maybe you could try different types. Some are really quite uncomfortable, others less so. I think the ones that hook over your ears feel better. Maybe try acclimatising yourself to wearing one. It's pretty important.
To be fair to the staff they have to encounter people all day long whereas the shoppers are in and out in a short space of time. Unless your like the twat in Tesco yesterday who just had to pick up and inspect every single potato before choosing the one he wanted. Must take the contagious to...