Category: Math & Science

Everyone needs basic math and science skills to survive. However, these customers were definitely sleeping their way through class!

Of Chemically Unsound Mind

| West Virginia, USA | Math & Science

(I am stocking shelves in my store when a customer walks up to me.)

Customer: “Do you know why Clorox is called Clorox?”

Me: “Possibly because its active ingredients include chlorine and oxygen atoms?”

Customer: “There’s no oxygen in Clorox! That’s what we breathe! You kids need to go back to school, cause you ain’t learnin’ nothin’!” *storms away*

The Whole Is Less Than The Sum Of Its Pits

| Adelaide, SA, Australia | At The Checkout, Food & Drink, Math & Science

(I’m working at the checkout and have just weighed several peaches for a customer.)

Customer: “Oh, wait, sorry…I have one more peach to weigh. Have you already weighed the others?”

Me: “Yeah, but that’s okay. I’ll just weigh it separately.”

Customer: “No, that’s not okay!”

Me: “Why not?”

Customer: “Because they would have weighed differently if they were put together. It would be less!”

Me: *speechless*

A New Dimension Of Stupidity, Part 2

| Portsmouth, UK | Math & Science

(I’m makeup artist on a counter in a large department store. Although I don’t have anything to do with the department store, lots of customers approach me for help, and I’m usually able to assist.)

Customer: “Excuse me, do you sell the Nintendo 3DS?”

Me: “We don’t in store, but I can order one for you.”

Customer: “You know, I wish everything was in 3D. The world would be so much more interesting!”

Me: “Ma’am, everything is in 3D, including yourself.”

Customer: “Whatever. Airheaded bimbo!” *storms off*

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Some Things Just Don’t Add Up, Part 3

| Livingston, NJ, USA | Math & Science, Money

(I have just rung up a customer who is purchasing two items that are part of a two for $5 promotion in our store.)

Customer: *sighing in exasperation* “You didn’t ring this up correctly. They’re supposed to be two for $5.”

Me: “I’m sorry…I’m pretty sure the items came to $5 before tax. May I look at the receipt again to make sure?”

Customer: “You think I don’t know what I’m talking about?”

(The customer slams receipt on the counter and jabs her finger at the prices.)

Customer: “See what I’m talking about?! You rang both items up at $2.50!”

Me: “Yes. $2.50 plus $2.50 is $5.”

Customer: “Whatever! You aren’t worth my time!”

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Have You Tried Dihydrogen Monoxide, Part 2

| Liverpool, UK | Food & Drink, Math & Science

(When a customer orders water at our restaurant, it shows up on their receipts as H2O.)

Customer: *loudly* “I think you’ve given me the wrong bill. You’ve charged me for H2O. I only had water!”

Me: *speechless*

Customer: “I want a refund. I’m not paying for something that I didn’t even have!”

(She carries on ranting for a couple of minutes until her friend points out to her in a surprisingly calm way that H2O is water.)

Customer: “Oh, is it?! I thought that was juice!” *slinks out looking embarrassed*

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