Category: Money

A Thick Slice Of Humble Pie, Part 2

| MO, USA | At The Checkout, Food & Drink, Math & Science, Money

(I’m working at the cash register of a pizza place. A customer storms in and demands his pizza.)

Me: “Sorry, sir, it seems I don’t have anything in here by that name or phone number. Are you sure you called the right store?”

Customer: “YES! The person who took my order refused to honor this coupon, and so I hung up on them!”

Me: “Well, sir, that’s probably why it isn’t in here. Should I place a new order?”

Customer: “Fine! But I want it delivered to my house!”

(The customer proceeds to place the order, as more customers are lining up and watching the spectacle. I read him the final total.)

Customer: “That’s not the total! What is wrong with you people?! Can’t anyone do math? It says here I get two pizzas for $11.95.”

Me: “Actually sir, it’s two pizzas for $11.95 each. Do you still want to place the order?”

(Everyone is watching at this point. The customer throws the coupon at me.)

Customer: “WHAT DOES THIS SAY?”

Me: “Two pizzas for $11.95 each, no limit, expires [date].”

(The customer’s tail is between his legs, and he’s red with embarrassment. With an entire crowd watching, he reluctantly mumbles and pays the bill.)

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Paying A Hire Price

| Vancouver, BC, Canada | At The Checkout, Crazy Requests, Money, Top

(I’m purchasing something from my workplace, and they happen to give very generous discounts to employees.)

Manager: “Alright kiddo, that’ll be $5.59.”

(I pay for my item. The next customer in line happens to be purchasing the same item.)

Manager: “That’ll be $22.39, please.”

Customer: “What!? That guy only paid five bucks for his! Why do I have to pay over $20?”

Manager: “Sir, he works here. He gets an employee discount.”

Customer: “Well, I’m not paying this price! I want to pay what he paid! This is a complete rip-off!”

Manager: “Alright, when can you start?”

Customer: “What?”

Manager: “The discount is for employees only. When can you start? I think I can arrange an interview for you next week.”

Customer: “Why the h*** would I want to work here? I already have a well-paying job! I don’t want to deal with any stupid customers!”

Manager: “And that’s why he gets a discount, and you don’t!”

Being Franc About The Dollar

| France | Geography, Money, Tourists/Travel

(It is when the French Franc is still in use. I get called by a cashier who has a problem with American tourists.)

Tourist: “This woman won’t accept our money!”

(The tourist is waving about a wad of US dollars.)

Me: “Well, she can’t, sir, since you’re trying to pay in US dollars.”

Customer: “So?”

Me: “Well, you’re in France. We only accept French Francs.”

Customer: “I don’t understand! All the other third world countries we’ve been to accept dollars.”

Me: “France isn’t a third world country.”

Customer: “…”

Me: “There’s a bank right down the street. We’ll hold on to your items until you come back with Francs. Or you can pay with a visa card.”

Customer: “No, we’re not coming back; you’re not getting our dollars!”

Not Very Good At Checking His Account

| MT, USA | USA | Extra Stupid, Money

(I work for a bank call center.)

Me: “Thank you for calling [bank]. How may I help you today?”

Customer: “Yea, I tried to f****** withdraw my paycheck out of the ATM, and it won’t let me! You people are crooks! Get me my d*** money!”

(I look into his account and see that the customer has both a checking and a savings. I look at the history of the card, and notice that the savings has about $5, and the checking has about $300. In the card history, I see that he’s been trying to withdraw using the savings account.)

Me: “Sir, I noticed that you have two accounts linked to your debit card. It looks like the savings account was selected at the ATM as the account to withdraw from; are you near an ATM?”

Customer: “Did you f****** fix it yet?! You d*** thieves!”

Me: “Sir, I understand your frustration. If you’re near an ATM, I would be happy to hold on while you try it again. This time, when it asks what account to withdraw from, you need to choose checking rather then savings.”

Customer: “It can’t be that easy! I’m not that stupid!”

Me: “I didn’t say you were stupid; I’m only trying to help. Now please humor me, and try it again if you can.”

(I can hear the customer cursing under his breath about me. I can see on my screen that he makes the withdrawal out of the checking account this time. He then comes back onto the line.)

Customer: “Oh, I guess it was that easy. You people should make it more clearer next time!”

Paying it Forward Credits Everyone

| NC, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers, Food & Drink, Money, Top

(My school’s residence hall is going on a fast-food run. My friend is really hungry, but has no money to go, so I give him all my cash to pay for it, as I intend to pay by debit. Most of the group goes to one specific fast-food place, but I am dropped off first to pick up some Taco Bell.)

Cashier: “Cash only.”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Cashier: “I’m sorry, but the card machine is broken. We can only take cash at this time.”

(I turn around to see the bus driving off to the other fast-food place.)

Me: “Darn, I was really craving Taco Bell recently. Guess I’ll wait for the bus to get back.”

(The only other customer walks up to me.)

Customer: “Don’t worry. I’ll pay for you.”

Me: “No, it’s fine; I’ll get picked up and go somewhere else.”

Customer: “No, it’s fine; I’m paying for you. End of story.”

(Without hesitating, she pulls out her pocketbook, and pays as I order. When I see my friend, I tell him the story, and tell him he doesn’t owe me a penny.)

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