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    September Theme Of The Month: Return Of The Geeks!

    | Not Always Right | Announcements, Geeks Rule, Theme Of The Month
    Introducing September’s Theme Of The Month: Return Of The Geeks!

    Entering is easy:

    1. Submit a funny or interesting story about this month’s theme: Return Of The Geeks. Share a story about customers who never underestimate the power of the Geek side!
    2. At the end of the month, we’ll feature our favorite Theme Of The Month stories in a roundup!

    The Answer Rings True

    | Hamlin, NY, USA | Awesome Customers, Food & Drink, Theme Of The Month

    (It’s late at night, probably an hour after our normal closing time, and our phone rings.)

    Employee: “Hello, [Name] Pizza.”

    Caller: “Hi, I’d like to place an order?”

    Employee: “I’m sorry, we’ve been closed for about an hour.”

    Caller:  *annoyed tone* “Well, why did you answer the phone, then?”

    Employee: “…because it rang?”

    (The caller burst into laughter and proclaimed that was the best answer he’d ever heard.)

    Get In Line Or Get Out

    | Duluth, MN, USA | Bad Behavior, Extra Stupid, Theme Of The Month

    (It is the Christmas season, when our store closes at midnight. A shopper is still shopping in toys at 12:15 when we approach her.)

    Me: “Ma’am, can I help you find something? We are closed now and need you to check out so we can go home.”

    Customer: “No, I’m just looking.”

    Me: “Well, then, we need you to check out. The store has been closed for 15 minutes.”

    Customer: “Well, there was a line up there!”

    Me: “So… uh… get in it?”

    The Front End Is Affronted

    , | Saratoga, NY, USA | Bad Behavior, Crazy Requests, Theme Of The Month

    (I work in a grocery store in the back in the deli. We have telephones in each department to call other departments and customers and for them to call us. In the summer the deli stays open longer for the tourists than the rest of year. It is now fall so we are closing earlier. We are in the middle of cleaning the department. The phone rings and my coworker answers:)

    Coworker: “Hello, deli department.”

    Coworker: *pause before he answers* “We closed at eight.”

    Coworker: *another pause, then:* “No, we currently close at eight.”

    (He hangs up and then several minutes later it rings again. He picks up again.)

    Coworker: “Hello, deli department.” *pause* “No, we do close at eight. We are not open to ten. We are open to eight.”

    (He hangs up and turns to me:)

    Coworker: “It was the same person and I am going to lose it if they call again!”

    (The phone rings a third time and this time I pick it up.)

    Me: “Hello, deli department. [My Name] speaking.”

    Customer: “The other guy told me you close at eight. I know you close at ten.”

    Me: “We used to close at ten. We are currently closing at eight. We were open later for summer but we are now closing at eight.”

    Customer: “You should be open until ten!” *hangs up*

    (The worst part was the customer was an employee from the front of the store!)

    A Minute Makes More Than A Minute Difference

    , | Boise, ID, USA | Bad Behavior, Food & Drink, Theme Of The Month

    (On Sundays, we close both dine in and drive thru at 9 pm.)

    Customer: *in drive thru* “Hey, how late are you guys open?”

    Me: “Well, it’s 8:58. We’re closing both dine in and drive thru in two minutes.”

    Customer: “Okay, we’ll be right in!”

    (The customers proceeded to come inside and took 20 minutes to decide what they wanted, then tried to stay and eat inside. My manager let them. I had to stay an hour late, with school in the morning.)

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