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    | Norway | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers, Awesome Workers

    (A customer is looking at a particular item, and wants to know the price.)

    Me: “That’s 99 kroner.”

    Customer: “Oh, that’s a bit pricey I think..”

    Me: “It’s a secret but I’ll tell you. This item is coming on half price on Monday, you could come back and make a good deal on it.”

    (The customer starts looking around and acting like I just told her a national secret wondering if anybody else heard it.)

    Customer: “Okay, thank you! WHOOPS!” *whispers* “T-thank you!”

    (She ran out before I could say anything else.)

    This Is A Good Sign

    | Utrecht, The Netherlands | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers

    Cashier: “Please note that underwear cannot be returned for hygienic reasons.”

    Me: “I know; there were signs all over the display.”

    Cashier: *short silence* “Wow, I think you might be the first customer to ever read those.”

    A License For Understanding

    | Bothell, WA, USA | Awesome Customers

    (I’m the customer in this story. I’ve recently moved to a new state and applied to transfer my driver’s license. As such I’m having to use a temporary paper license until my new one is mailed to me.)

    Cashier: *seeing I have a bottle of wine among my purchases* “Sir, can I see your ID for the alcohol?”

    Me: “Sure.” *shows him the temporary license I have*

    Cashier: “Umm, sir, that’s no good on its own. I need to see your old license, too, if you have it.”

    Me: “Really? Umm… can I quickly dash out to my car and grab it? I’ll only be a moment.”

    Cashier: *eyes me suspiciously* “You actually have it in your car? Not playing me here?”

    Me: “Nope, swear to God. I have my old license right out in my car. If you can put my stuff aside I promise I’ll be right back.”

    Cashier: *still suspicious* “Okay.”

    (I run out, grab my old driver’s license, and run back inside. I join the back of the line at the cashier’s register, but upon seeing me he does a double take and gestures for me to come to the bagging area.)

    Cashier: “Wow, you actually came back?”

    Me: “Yep, here’s my old license. Really sorry if I held you up there. I’ve never had to transfer my license before so I didn’t know how it works if you only have a temporary one.”

    (The cashier checks my ID, then looks at me with an odd expression. He looks to the wine, then just picks it up and puts it with my other stuff without ringing it up.)

    Cashier: “Here, have a drink on me for being the one customer who actually acted sensibly when told there was a problem with his ID.”

    Me: *amazed* “Uh… wow, really? You don’t have to do that.”

    Cashier: “Sir, I wasn’t exaggerating there when I said you are the only one who didn’t throw a fit, or complain. Consider it a ‘gentleman’s discount.'”

    (I made sure to enjoy that wine to the utmost. To that cashier, your gentlemanly customer empathizes with your plight and was glad to prove an exception to the rule.)

    Taking Time To Appreciate Good Customers

    | Tartu, Estonia | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers, Awesome Workers

    (A nice young woman my age comes into the fast food restaurant and orders a less commonly selected item. I have to go into the back of the store to get the ingredients because whatever coworker had made this item before hadn’t restocked the ingredients on the line.)

    Me: “I’m really sorry about the wait. I’ll try to make your item as fast as possible.”

    Customer: “No worries; it’s actually for my boss.”

    Me: “Oh, okay.”

    Customer: “Actually, the longer you take to make her lunch the less time I have to spend working.”

    Me: “That’s interesting, because you’re a nice customer and the longer I spend making your item the less time I have to deal with rude customers.”

    (Long story short, an item that should have taken me about five minutes took about fifteen minutes.)

    That’s The Way The Cookie Slices

    | Ottawa, ON, Canada | Awesome Customers, Food & Drink, Holidays

    (My family runs a small pizza place. A nearby family has been regular customers for about ten years now. The phone rings Christmas Eve.)

    Me: “[Pizza Place], how can I help you?”

    Regular Customer: “Oh, sorry, I entered the wrong code on speed dial. Have a nice night.”

    (Five minutes later, she shows up with a plate of cookies! The phone call had been a ruse to confirm we were open that day.)

    Regular Customer: “You always give us such great food. We thought we’d mix it up a bit.”

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