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    Category: Family & Kids

    On Reflection, Best Not To Ask…

    | Erie, PA, USA | Family & Kids

    (I work at a store where we stuff animals for our guests. I am helping three sisters, one about 13, one 11, one 6, stuff their bears.)

    Me: “So, are you going to get clothes for your bear?”

    Youngest sister: “Maybe, I hope so!” *notices my name tag* “Hey! Your name is Emily. That’s my twin sister’s name!”

    Me: “Oh, that’s great!”

    (Youngest sister leaves and I help the middle sister, then the oldest.)

    Middle sister: “Oh, your name is Emily, that’s my uh, sister’s twins name.”

    Me: “Yeah, she told me that. Where is her sister, I didn’t see her?”

    Oldest sister: “She didn’t tell you?!” *yelling* “Hey [youngest sister], where does your twin live?”

    Youngest sister: “In the mirrors!”

    Scare Bears

    | Erie, PA, USA | Family & Kids

    (I’m talking to two young customers about their stuffed animals with their aunt waiting behind them.)

    Me: “So, what are you going to name your bears?”

    Girl 1: *shrug*

    Girl 2: “I don’t know yet.”

    Me: “Oh, well that’s okay.”

    Girl 1: *very serious* “You know, my sister’s last name is Ross, but that’s not my last name. Do you know why?”

    Me: “Uh…well, um. I’m not sure?”

    (The aunt rushes over.)

    Aunt: “Oh, sweetie! You should ask your mom that!”

    Girl 1: “Oh…okay.” *walks away forlorn*

    Hang Ups Over Children

    | Fremont, CA, USA | Family & Kids

    Me: “Hi, thank you for calling [Vet Clinic]. How can I help you today?”

    (Note: the caller sounds around 4 years old. )

    Caller: “Hello, is Aunt Betty there?”

    Me: “I’m sorry, would you mind repeating that?”

    Caller: “Can I speak to Aunt Betty?”

    Me: “I’m sorry, you have the wrong number.”

    Caller: “Oh, Okay.”

    Me: “Bye!”

    (I hang up. 10 seconds later, the phone rings again.)

    Me: “Hi, thank you for calling [Vet Clinic], how can I help you today?”

    Caller 2: “My niece just called here and must have got the wrong number.”

    Me: *chuckling* “Yes she thought-”

    Caller 2: “Well, next time don’t hang up on her!” *hangs up*

    Unconcentrated Juice

    | Springfield, MO, USA | Family & Kids, Food & Drink

    Me: “Welcome to [restaurant name]. My name is Julie and I’ll be talking care of you today. What may I get you to drink?"

    Customer: “Where am I?!”

    Customer’s Daughter: “She’ll have a vodka on the rocks…straight.”

    Me: “Okay.”

    Customer: “Who are you?! Where’s my juice?!”

    Me: “Um…” *looks at customer, then back at the daughter* “Are you sure?”

    Customer’s Daughter: “Trust me, the vodka is the only thing that shuts her up.”

    (I bring them the vodka.)

    Customer: “Who are you!? My juice is funny!”

    (3 vodkas later.)

    Me: “How was your meal, ladies?”

    Customer: “You smell nice. And you have good juice.”

    About To Get Charged With Battery

    | North Miami, FL, USA | Family & Kids, Technology, Top

    Me: “Hello, thank you for calling [electronics store]. How can I help you?”

    Customer: “Hi. I bought a Game Boy for my son a few days ago from your store, and it’s not working.”

    Me: “Did you purchase a warranty?”

    Customer: “Yes, is there anything you can do? My son was playing it earlier, and it suddenly turned off and refuses to turn back on.”

    Me: “Maybe it ran out of batteries. Did you try and recharge them?”

    Customer: “Wait, this uses batteries?”

    Me: “Yeah, there’s a charger that comes in the box. Try plugging that in and waiting a few minutes and then seeing if it works.”

    Customer: “But I threw the box out.”

    Me: “Did you take everything out of the box?”

    Customer: “Let me ask my son.”

    (I was put on hold for a minute.)

    Customer: “Well, I found the charger, but it doesn’t look like I’ll be needing it.”

    Me: “Why not?”

    Customer: “My son just snapped the system in half because he couldn’t get it to work. I don’t suppose the warranty covers that?”

    Me: “Unfortunately, no.”

    Customer: “I see. Then I have one more question: do you have any electronic child-spanking-devices?”

    Me: “Nope, sorry.”

    Customer: “I see. Guess I’ll need to do it the old fashioned way.” *click*

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