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    Upgraded Complaints

    , | MT, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Family & Kids, Food & Drink

    (I used to work at the local big-name ice cream and burger restaurant eight years ago. The night shift lead is the owner’s son that was just a little runt when I worked there. On this trip through the drive thru I order a small ice cream cone for me and a blended drink for my husband. We get the drink, but while the cashier is taking another order he opens the window:)

    Shift Lead: “So, she accidentally made a large cone instead of a small one. Is that still okay?”

    Me: *I raise an eyebrow and scoff dramatically* “No! It. Is. Not. Okay! You are giving me more for my money and it’s just unacceptable!”

    Shift Lead: *grinning and handing me the cone* “Gosh darn us for giving you a free upgrade, right?”

    Me: “Gripe, gripe, gripe. Obligatory threat to complain to your father, young man!”

    Shift Lead: *laughing* “Yeah, you have a good night, too!”

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    Putting Up A Language Barrier

    | Houston, TX, USA | Bizarre, Language & Words, Tourists/Travel

    (I’m working at an information booth at an international airport. I notice a woman in line scolding her children in Spanish. I myself am Latina. When she comes up to the counter:)

    Me: “¿En qué puedo servirle?” *How can I help you?*

    Customer: “This is America. Speak English.”

    Guessing Abhors A Vacuum

    | Aarhus, Denmark | At The Checkout, Crazy Requests, Math & Science

    (I’m working the register and we just got some new fruit that isn’t written on the paper so I call my coworker over to help find the number.)

    Me: “Sorry, sir, it’s just going to be a minute. I need my coworker to find the number for these fruits as I don’t have it yet.”

    Customer: “Can’t you just guess?”

    Me: “I really don’t think that will work”

    Customer: “Come on, just try.”

    Me: “Oh, hey, it did work!”

    (Customer looks pleased and gets ready to pay.)

    Me: “Guess you just bought a vacuum cleaner for 249.99.”

    Customer: Oh…”

    Customer Service To Swear By

    | Bay Area, CA, USA | Family & Kids, Language & Words, Movies & TV

    (My husband and I work at the same small store. This day he is helping a woman and her five- or six-year-old son while I am wiping down a counter nearby.)

    Son: “[Name] watches adult movies.”

    Husband: “Oh?!”

    Customer: *quickly* “He means his cousin watches movies rated PG-13 or R.”

    Husband: *laughs*

    Son: “They have bad words in them.”

    Husband: “Yeah, I don’t like bad words. They hurt my head and my heart, and make angels cry!”

    (I had to bite the inside of my lip, and had to avoid looking at my husband to keep from laughing. My husband is a former member of the Navy, and still swears like a sailor!)

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