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When you go to a fast food restaurant, ice cream shop, etc., how do you call the person behind the counter who takes your order?
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If you want to "call" the person to get his/her attention to help you, you say "Miss, Ma'am, Sir, young man, excuse me, pardon me" or something else like that.

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geoyo When you go to a fast food restaurant, ice cream shop, etc., how do you call the person behind the counter who takes your order?
cashier
seller
salesman
vendor
shop assistant
salesperson
salesclerk
assistant
clerk
dealer
sales clerk
marketer
sales assistant
salespeople
vender
bargainer
counter-jumper
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Thanks for your reply. This list is very useful for me. I had some of these in mind, but I'm unsure about some of them. I thought cashier can only be used to someone in a supermarket. It sounds strange to call someone selling ice cream a cashier. And vendor sounds like someone who sells on his own, i.e. is not employed by a company, like a street vendor who has his own stand. What do you think about that?
Not all of these are appropriate to the situation described. I would certainly not call the teenager who sells me an ice-cream cone a dealer, marketer, vendor, bargainer or counter-jumper!!
khoffNot all of these are appropriate to the situation described. I would certainly not call the teenager who sells me an ice-cream cone a dealer, marketer, vendor, bargainer or counter-jumper!!
...a fast food restaurant, ice cream shop, etc.,...

I've put all of them in the list due to the etc. You don't know what that etc. may include, do you?
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True. Who exactly would you call a counter-jumper? I'm not familiar with the term.
khoffTrue. Who exactly would you call a counter-jumper? I'm not familiar with the term.
See this: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/counter-jumper
Okay, thanks. I learn new things here all the time!
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But one should not use it, it's derogatory
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