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    Application Confrontation

    | Turlock, CA, USA | Top

    (I’m walking the floor. A customer walks through the front door and approaches me.)

    Customer: *mutters* “Where do I go to fill out an application?”

    (I have a walkie-talkie and headset on. When the customer asks her question, my manager begins to speak to me over the walkie.)

    Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am. I didn’t quite catch that.”

    Customer: *raised voice* “Where. Can. I. Go. To. Get. An. App-li-ca-tion? Don’t they teach you how to listen here?”

    Me: “Yes, they do. Someone was talking in my ear, so I didn’t hear you the first time. You can pick up an application over here.”

    (I walk her to the application kiosk. About an hour goes by, and I get a call on the walkie that a customer wants to see me. It’s the same customer.)

    Customer: “Oh, you again. I just finished with my application. Is there a manager or human resources available to talk to? Should I repeat myself again?”

    Me: “You’re talking to him.”