Until just this week, cashiers at the pharmacy chain Walgreens were required to say "be well!" at the end of every transaction. And that's just one of many examples of corporate-mandated politeness.
In this brief video, our experts discuss if they'd rather have a person be fake-pleasant, or honestly grumpy.
What about you, readers? Do you like it when people are fake-nice to you, or do you not care how cashiers treat you? Tell us in the comments below!