I have opened every day for the last couple of weeks and every day I encounter this type of COD. But lately, they have become increasing annoying and seem to have multiplied.
Let me pose this question: would you ever walk into a bank's lobby thirty minutes before it opens, ask the employees if it's open, and then say to them, "I'll just walk around and look at things" or "I'll just sit over here until you're open?" No? Really? Doesn't seem like a thing one should do? Would you do the same thing at a store in the mall? At a restaurant before open hours?
So, why in heaven's sake would you do it at my place of business? Seriously - when I say we're not open, it's not an invitation to come on in and make yourself at home like you're my real daddy's Appalachian kinfolk. And please for your safety and welfare, don't get pissy at me because I tell you that we're not open.
I'm like Disney World, folks. I'm making magic. Let me put on my stupid Goofy head so I can do a proper meet and greet.