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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!

    How To Count On Feeling Like A 8008

    | Prescott, AZ, USA | Extra Stupid, Technology

    (I am working in the electronics section of a store. A customer approaches me to get a calculator for doing taxes. I ensure she has a decently priced calculator, two rolls of paper and extra batteries since she doesn’t have a power adapter. She leaves happily. A few hours later, she returns.)

    Customer: *holds the calculator like a hurt puppy* “Something is wrong with the calculator.”

    Me: “Oh, I am sorry to hear that. What seems to be wrong?”

    Customer: “The display doesn’t seem to be working. I wanted to see about a refund, if possible.”

    Me: “Sure, let me take a look at it.”

    (I begin to take a look over the calculator, checking things like ensuring the batteries are inserted properly, that there’s no visible damage to the casing, and that the calculator had been switched to the “on” position. My eyes wander to the display, and then I look back at her.)

    Me: “I can see why the display isn’t working.”

    Customer: “Oh, good! Could you fix it?”

    (I remove the demo sticker that goes over the display, and hold out the now-working calculator to the customer.)

    Customer: “Um…thank you…” *leaves, embarassed*

    Well, That Narrows It Down, Part 3

    | Phoenix, AZ, USA | Extra Stupid, Health & Body

    (While checking in on a patient…)

    Me: “Do you know the name of your primary care doctor?”

    Patient: “Oh, I don’t remember that.”

    Me: “Do you remember anything about them? The name of the practice, or what street it’s on?”

    Patient: “It’s either a man or a woman.”

    Me: “I see…”

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    Fee For The Taking

    | Chicago, IL, USA | Extra Stupid, Money

    Caller: “I would like free shipping for this product.”

    Me: “We’re sorry, but we don’t have any free shipping deals today.”

    Caller: “I want free shipping.”

    Me: “There is no free shipping, so I really can’t give you free shipping.”

    Caller: “I don’t want the product, then.”

    (I decide to try another approach.)

    Me: “How about I add $6.99 to your order and then give you free shipping? Would that be okay?”

    Caller: “That would be great! Thank you so much! Thanks for the great customer service!”

    Me: “Okay, sir. You go have a good day.”

    Caller: “Thank you! Thanks for the free shipping!”

    Idle Hands Are The Devil’s Dishwasher

    | Christchurch, New Zealand | Extra Stupid

    Customer: “Hi, I’d like to purchase this dishwasher.”

    Me: “Sorry, we don’t actually have any in stock at the moment. It’s about a week’s wait.”

    Customer: “That’s not good enough! I NEED ONE TODAY! How am I supposed to do the dishes if I don’t have a dishwasher for a whole week?!”

    You Can Win The Battle But Lease The War

    | Toronto, Canada | Extra Stupid, Money

    (This takes place just when DVDs are starting to replace VHS. A customer comes to the counter with a popular movie on VHS.)

    Me: “You know, sir, the rental costs $4.99 for a week, but we are selling previously rented copies of this movie for only $1.99.”

    Customer: “That’s okay. I just want to rent it.”

    Me: “But sir, it’s $3 cheaper if you buy it, and you won’t have to bring it back.”

    Customer: “But I don’t want to keep it!”

    Me: “Well, you could buy it and then throw it out after.”

    Customer: *impatiently* “Look, I don’t want to buy anything. I just want to rent this movie!”

    Me: *gives up* “Certainly, sir. That will be $5.14 with taxes. The movie is due back next Tuesday by midnight.”

    Customer: “Great! Thanks!”


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