Dealing with rude customers

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    I work in retail, and I was asking some customers if they wanted to check out and they just ignored me and walked on. I don't know why this is getting to me so badly, but it is. If someone does not need your help, why can't they just say no instead of being rude and saying nothing? It pisses me off to no end. I've worked at the place for nearly 2 years, and this feels like the first time it has gotten to me to such an extent. I'm on anxiety medication as is, and I was doing well until this point. I've been told I fixate on the negative too much, and I feel I'm doing this right now but I can't seem to lift myself out of it. Any suggestions?
     
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    They were probably talking on there cellphones with bluetooth.

    America is getting ruder and cell phones contribute to that.
     
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    LOL, you must spread some reputation around before giving it to Tom Clancy again.
     
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    Dealing with the public can be a challenge. You need to be thick skinned at times. Don't take their rudeness as a personal attack. If you don't enjoy working with the public, maybe you should try a different career.
     
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    Ok, so one looked at me then kept walking. I'm not sure if she made an attempt to gesture no.
    I don't know why I'm getting so worked up about it. This is really affecting me in a bad way.
     
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    Yeah. I'm in school right now, so I don't have much choice but to work in retail at the moment.
     
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    I understand... Hang in there. It will be better one of these days. Good luck with it all.
     
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    I'm thinking about not even asking customers if they're ready to check out anymore. This shit pissed me off so much.
     

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