Even during the holidays, customers don’t seem to take a break. With that many extra light-bulbs around you’d think a few extra would appear above their heads?
(I am visiting my grandparents for the holidays. It’s the day after Christmas. My family all go to the movies. Because I am the only kid, I go to go see Tangled. My parents and grandparents go to see an R-rated movie. Even though I am sixteen at the time, I love Disney. I am sitting in the middle row waiting for the movie to start, when an older customer and her grandchildren come in.)
Customer: *snorts* “You should be ashamed of yourself! Someone your age seeing a Disney movie by yourself!”
Me: “You are never too old to see a Disney movie. Besides, it’s not any of your business what I watch.”
(The customer stomps off, taking her grandkids to the front row. I roll my eyes. Then another customer walks up to me.)
Other Customer: “She was rude, huh? Just so you know, I am 38 years old and I love Disney. I came here by myself because my sons would not come with me. Do you mind if I sit by you?”
Me: “Of course!”
(The other customer and I talk about all our favorite Disney movies. We both very much enjoyed the movie, even if the grandmother was turning around to glare at us during the whole movie!)
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(I am in line waiting to be checked out for some items. The customer ahead of me has paid for his merchandise. As he takes his change he strikes up a conversation between himself and the young female clerk.)
Customer: “I was wondering, are you going to be open on Thanksgiving? I know some stores are starting to do that.”
Clerk: *sighs* “Yes, sir. We’re open until 8 pm.”
Customer: “Well, that’s certainly some bull-s*** right there!”
Clerk: *laughing* “I’m not allowed to comment, sir.”
Customer: “Well, I am. Please tell your boss you got some resoundingly negative feedback from a customer over that. And, while you’re at it, tell him the same customer gave you a resoundingly POSITIVE feedback on your service. You’re a very nice young lady. I hope you prosper in life.”
(The customer then walks out, leaving the clerk and I to look at each other in mutual confusion.)
Clerk: “Well, that apparently just happened.”
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(I work for a gourmet chocolate shop, and the majority of our products are imported from several factories in Europe.)
Customer: “Do you have chocolate turkeys for Thanksgiving?”
Me: “No, Ma’am, we do not.”
Customer: “Why the f*** not?!”
Me: “Well, we’re a Swiss company, and they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.”
Customer: “You’re a f***ing liar. Like h*** they don’t celebrate it. It’s a national holiday!”
Me: “Yes, it is. It’s a national holiday, Ma’am. It’s only celebrated here, in the US. You can try [other European brand], though. I’m pretty sure I saw chocolate turkeys in their window display.”
Customer: “Trying to make me look stupid, huh? Well fine, I’m never shopping here again! And everyone knows that turkeys are extinct in Europe, so why would [other European brand] have chocolate f****** turkeys?!”
Me: “…and you have a lovely day, Ma’am.”
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