July Theme Of The Month: Great Timing!

Category: Awesome Customers

One More Thing That She Needs

| ME, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers, Bizarre

(I’m on an express checkout when a woman unloads her groceries onto my belt. We exchange friendly greetings.)

Me: “Did you find everything you needed okay?”

Customer: “Does it look like I did?”

Me: “…I guess?”

Customer: “Do they ask you to ask that?”

Me: “Yes, but I legitimately ask that question to make sure.”

Customer: “I hate it when people ask you that at the register. It’s all right there, and if I didn’t, I’d go back and get it!”

Me: “Well, that makes sense.”

Customer: “See, I’m a one woman army to get cashiers to stop asking that question!”

Bring (From) Home The Bacon

| MI, USA | Awesome Customers, Food & Drink

(I’m chatting with a customer as her husband tries on some jeans.)

Me: “Oh, wow, what is that amazing smell?”

Customer: “I just baked a bunch of bacon cookies before we came here.”

Me: “Those sound so good. Oh, look, here he comes. Do they fit okay?”

(Her husband was really picky about the jeans, but after about an hour I found a few pairs they both liked.)

Customer: “How long are you working today?”

Me: “My shift’s up, but I’ll be back tomorrow.”

(The next day…)

Customer: “Hi, remember me?”

Me: “Sure do. Was everything okay with the jeans?”

Customer: “They’re awesome. I just wanted to give you these.”

(She hands me a gallon zip lock bag crammed full of bacon cookies. I’m speechless.)

Customer: “Thank you so much for all your help yesterday.”

(They were the best cookies ever. Thank you, wherever you are!)

All Men Must Serve

| NY, USA | Awesome Customers, Books & Reading, Geeks Rule, Language & Words

(I am the librarian.)

Patron: “Do you have any books on Japanese architecture? I play the game Minecraft and we’re building Westeros. You know, Game of Thrones? Part of it is going to be Japanese themed.”

Librarian: “I think we do. Let me look…” *searches the catalog* “Yup, there are some e-books you can get by clicking the links here, or there should be a couple upstairs. Are you able to find things by call number?”

Patron: “Yeah, I should be able to find it. Thanks!”

Librarian: “You’re welcome! Valar Morghulis!”

Patron: “Yeah.” *starts to walk away, but stops suddenly and turns around* “Wait, did you just…”

Librarian: “Yeah, I really did.”

Patron: “That’s awesome! Valar Dohaeris!”

The Best Trait(or) Of A Good Customer

, | Australia | Awesome Customers, Awesome Workers

(I work for a well known supermarket that has exactly one equally popular competitor in Australia. It’s a well known ‘feud,’ if you will. A customer I don’t recognise comes in and starts looking closely at all our items.)

Customer: *muttering to herself* “Um… can I ask you some stupid questions?”

Me: *chuckling* “Of course.”

Customer: *sheepishly* “I usually shop at [Competitor]…”

(She seems like an understanding type, so I take a risk.)

Me: “Traitor. We don’t like your kind.”

Customer: *flails* “I’m so sorry. Please forgive me!”

(We find everything she’s looking for and she starts walking away.)

Me: “Thank you for shopping at [Store]!”

Customer: “I might even come back! “

A Boy For All Seasons

| Denver, CO, USA | Awesome Customers, Family & Kids, Health & Body

(I’m taking a four-year-old boy back for a check up. He seems a little nervous so I’m talking to him to make him calm down a little bit. Note: the Broncos are playing in the play-offs.)

Me: “Is it still snowing outside? You look like you’re freezing!”

Kid: “Uh-huh, I don’t like the cold!”

Me: “Aw, that’s too bad. I love the cold. I love it when it’s winter! What’s your favorite season?”

Kid: “Post-season!”

Me: “Huh, what? Can you name the four seasons?”

Kid: “Duh! Pre-season, regular season, post-season and off-season! The Broncos made it to post-season! YAY!”

(Little guy sure showed me! And wasn’t nervous for the rest of his visit.)

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