Stupid customers in stories are bad enough. However, dealing with a customer’s health issues may be hazardous to your own health! Please consult your doctor before continuing.
Me: "Thank you for calling [Hospital]. How may I help you?"”
Caller: "I would like to know where people go to buy those cups."
Me: What kind of cups are you looking for, sir?"
Caller: "Sample cups."
Me: "Sample cups? Do you mean like for a urine sample?"
Caller: "Yeah! I need quite a few."
Me: "I guess you could get them at a medical supply company. Have you tried that?"
Caller: "Oh boy! Thank you, lady! You have helped me so much! See, I am looking for work and most places require a urine test. I want to have my samples all ready to go!"
Customer:“Hey I was wondering if you sold some of that ‘Ahhhdorol’ or ‘Ridalaain’?”
Me: “No those are prescription drugs. All we sell here is Advil and caffeine pills.”
Customer: “D*** it! My son has ADHD. You know…Attention Defiant Hyper Disorder?”
Me: “Thank you for call [Pharmacy], may I help you?”
Elderly Female Customer: “I would like to get these two of my medications refilled and I want to pick them up tomorrow afternoon.”
Me: “Okay ma’am, that will be fine. Is there anything else I can do for you?”
Elderly Female Customer: “Honey, you can come to my house and do me anytime.”
Me: “I, uh, oh, uh…”
Elderly Female Customer: “I hope I didn’t offend you, but I’m old so I can say things like that!”
Customer: “I’ll have the chicken salad.”
Customer: “Is there MSG in it?”
Me: “There might be some in the dressing, I can check for you. Are you allergic?
Customer: “No, it just gives me diarrhea.”
Customer’s friend: “That’s too much information!”
Customer: “No she needs to know. You need to know right?”
Me: *nervous laughter* “Oh, absolutely.”
Customer: “You changed the formulation of [day cream]. You should really tell customers when you do that!”
Me: “I’m sorry, we were not made aware of that change. How did you find out?”
Customer: “Well it tastes different.”
Me: “Tastes different? You tasted the product?”
Customer: “Of course! I taste everything I put on my body!”