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    Category: Spouses & Partners

    Some stupid customers are married to other stupid customers. Some just drag their not-so-stupid other halves along for the ride to suffer in silence. Sometimes they don’t suffer in silence. One thing is true for all three, they’re all hilarious.

    Death By A-Salt

    | Ontario, Canada | At The Checkout, Spouses & Partners, Top

    Customer: “I checked your flyer and it said that [Major Brand] margarine was on sale this week.”

    Me: “I don’t believe so, but I will check our flyer to see.”

    (As I’m flipping through the pages she stops when she sees an advertisement for a sale.)

    Customer: “See, right there. It says save $2.98.”

    Me:”I’m sorry, ma’am, but it says save $2.98 when you buy [Company Brand] Margarine, not [Major Brand].”

    Customer: “Oh, well my husband needs the salt-free kind, and [Company Brand] doesn’t make a salt-free.”

    Me: “Well that’s not the one that’s on sale.”

    Customer: “Well he needs a salt-free kind.”

    Me: “Well, then you’ll have to buy the [Major Brand] one.”

    Customer: “But it’s not on sale, and he needs a salt-free.”

    Me: “Yes, I heard you ma’am, but if [Company Brand], doesn’t make a salt free margarine, then you will have to buy the [Major Brand].”

    Customer: “You don’t understand. My husband needs a salt-free margarine. If he has a normal margarine, it will spike his sodium and he’ll die.”

    Me: “Then you’ll have to buy the [Major Brand].”

    Customer: “But it’s not on sale.”

    Me: “Well, there’s nothing I can do about it, ma’am.”

    Customer: “You really don’t care anything about my husband’s health, do you? You don’t care that he could die so easily do you?”

    Me: “Ma’am, it’s not that I don’t care. You can buy the salt-free [Major Brand].”

    Customer: “But that margarine isn’t on sale! You are just going to stand there and murder my husband!”

    Benefits Are All About Sustaining Labor

    | UK | Spouses & Partners

    Me: “Hello, benefit section new claims.”

    Caller: “My wife wants to claim for a baby.”

    Me: “Your wife just had a child? How old is the child?”

    Caller: “2 years old.”

    Me: “I’m sorry, if the child is that old you cannot receive additional benefits.”

    Caller: “But we need money.”

    Me: “I understand but it’s too late now, she could have claimed 11 weeks before the child was born or up until it was a year old. There is nothing we can do now.”

    Caller: “So how does my wife get money for a baby?”

    Me: “Well, she needs to be pregnant.”

    Caller: “Okay! I will call you back.”

    Fanning The Flames

    | England, UK | At The Checkout, Money, Spouses & Partners

    (A customer wants a specific electric fireplace that is discontinued and so we cant order it. One of my colleagues says that they will go to nearby store after their shift and get one. The customer comes in the next day to collect it.)

    Me: “Okay, because this is discontinued and we don’t stock it here, you won’t be able to return it unless it’s faulty.”

    Customer: “Why would I want to return it? I’m not a moron like you are!”

    (He storms out but comes back in the next day.)

    Customer: “This fireplace won’t work! You put me through all this trouble and you gave me a faulty product! I will report you to your manager for all the stress this has caused!”

    Me: “Sir, the box is still sealed. You haven’t even opened it yet.”

    Customer: “Oh. Well, my wife didn’t like it. Can I return it?”

    Coffee Can Cause Great Dis-Stain

    | New Jersey, USA | Spouses & Partners

    Customer: “Hi, I’d like a mocha latte cappuccino.”

    Me: “Okay, which one of those would you like?”

    Customer: “What do you mean?”

    Me: “Well, those are three different things. A mocha, a latte, or a cappuccino?”

    Customer: “No, they’re not! That’s what I want!”

    Me: “Ma’am, technically–”

    Customer: “Just get me what my husband always orders!”

    Me: “What does your husband always order?”

    Customer: “You know, some…coffee thing!”

    Never Send A Man…Period

    | Seattle, WA, USA | Health & Body, Spouses & Partners

    (A male customer is in the feminine hygiene aisle and has requested to speak to a female employee.)

    Me: “Hi, can I help you with something?”

    Customer: *obviously embarrassed* “I need some ‘female products’.”

    Me: “Okay, you’re in the right place. This is all our selection.”

    Customer: “Really?” *points to the pads* “I don’t think these will work. They all look so small.”

    Me: “Well, most women prefer that. But if you want something different, the tampons are right here as well.”

    Customer: “Oh, gross. No, I would rather these but bigger, so they’ll work.”

    Me: “This is really all we have.”

    Customer: “Hmm, what about some diapers or something like that? Do you have those?”

    Me: “What? Do you mean baby diapers? Sir, I really don’t think that’s what you want.”

    Customer: “You’re right, they probably cost twice as much anyways. I think I’m going to tell my wife to come in after work and figure this out herself.”

    Me: “I think that’s a very good idea, sir.”

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