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Category: Extra Stupid

This site is full of Customers; their stupid and moronic exploits that make us laugh. But these gems contained within are for those special cases, the extra stupid, the ones that make you wonder how they have survived this long!

Filmed Before A Live Stupid Audience

| AZ, USA | Bizarre, Extra Stupid, Movies & TV, Technology, Top

(As I am walking through the store a customer approaches me from the electronics section holding a DVD of an old classic film.)

Customer: “Excuse me, young lady. I have a question about this movie?”

Me: “Yes, sir?”

Customer: “Is it alive?”

Me: “I’m… I’m sorry but I don’t understand. The DVD you’re holding is an inanimate object. It is not alive.”

Customer: “No, I mean is it live, as in ‘filmed before a studio audience’?”

Me: “No, sir. I’m fairly certain all movies are filmed on closed studio sets.”

Customer: “Okay, but is it still live? Isn’t ‘live’ better, like organic?”

Me: “No, that disc you’re holding is a recording.”

Customer: *blank stare*

Me: “If it was live then it would mean the actors were performing as you were watching it.”

Customer: “And they’re not?”

Me: “No, sir. That movie was made a long time ago. Most of those actors have died of old age by now. They filmed the movie once and moved on with their lives. But they are definitely not performing live.”

Customer: “But if they’re dead then how can I watch them now?”

Me: “Because it’s a recording.”

Customer: “Then who’s doing the movie?”

Me: “THEY did. They stood in front of a camera and made the movie. Then they took the film, and eventually made it into a DVD, and now here it is.”

Customer: “I don’t get it.”

Me: *sigh* “Okay. Do you have pictures from when you were a kid?”

Customer: “Yeah….”

Me: “You know how your parents pointed a camera at you and now you can look at them years later, even though you grew up and aren’t reenacting those pictures as your childhood self every time someone looks at them?”

Customer: *gradually dawning expression*

Me: “There you go.”

Quite A Climb To Get To The Answer

| Boston, MA, USA | Extra Stupid, Theme Of The Month

(I work at a climbing gym. We were closed for a week to do yearly renovations.)

Customer: *walks up, pulls on locked door*

Customer: *looks inside, sees climbing walls being painted*

Customer: *looks at sign on door, which explains reason for closure*

Customer: *looks inside again*

Customer: *pulls out cell phone, calls our landline*

Customer: “Hey, are you guys open?”

Staring At The Sign For Hours

| VIC, Australia | Extra Stupid, Theme Of The Month

(I had recently moved my store to a new location and had not yet advertised the new phone number, when a customer calls with a question.)

Caller: “Hi, I just wanted to know what times you’re open.”

Me: “Certainly.”

(As I tell him which days I’m open and the hours, naturally, I’m curious as to how he got my phone number and ask him about this.)

Caller: “Oh, I was looking through the window and wrote down the number from the sign on the front door.”

Me: “You mean at the bottom of the sign listing my business hours?”

I Am Just A Number

| Bergen, Norway | Extra Stupid, Family & Kids, Top

(I am out shopping with my 10-year-old sister. I am 23. Another customer, a woman in her 60s, approaches my sister as she is standing by herself for a moment.)

Customer: “Are you the manager here?”

Sister: “No…”

Customer: “What are you, then?”

Sister: “I’m 10…”

Upgrade Degrade

| USA | Extra Stupid, Technology

(I work at a web hosting company where we have several levels of packages. Customer is currently on a server with hundreds of others and is trying to set up an account with a username that is already taken.)

Customer: “I can’t use this username; it says it’s already in use.”

Me: “Let me take a look and see what’s going on.”

(I check. Sure enough, someone else on the server is using the username already.)

Me: “I do apologize, but there is someone on the server already using that username. You will have to use another.”

Customer: “I guess I’ll just have to upgrade to a dedicated server.”

(A dedicated is a server with no other users, but is also 10 times the price.)

Me: “You don’t have to upgrade. Simply use another username. You can always just add a 1 to the end of it, that will work.”

Customer: “No, thanks. I knew I’d have to upgrade eventually.”

Me: “No problem. Was there anything else I could do for you today?”

Customer: “Let me talk to your manager. I can’t believe you’re making me upgrade! This is ridiculous!”