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    Math Is Your Friend

    , | Toronto, Canada | Top

    (Customer approaches cash desk with two t-shirts with a price tag of $14.99 each. I scan the t-shirts.)

    Me: “Oh, they scan at $7.99 each.”

    Customer: “The sign on the table where I found them says that they’re 2 for $20.00.”

    Me: “I know, but they scan at $7.99.”

    Customer: “…but the sign says 2 for $20.00.”

    Me: “I know, but head office must have changed the sale and updated the computer before we had a chance to change the sign. So you can buy the shirts for $7.99 each.”

    Customer: “I don’t care what price comes up in the computer. The sign says 2 for $20.00 so you have to sell them to me at that price!”

    Me: “Okay.”

    (I override the $7.99 price in the computer and change it to $10.00. The customer pays two dollars more per shirt than he has to and smugly goes on his way.)

    Why Alcohol And Customers Don’t Mix

    | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Top

    Me: “The Medic Recordings, how may I help you today?”

    Customer: “You know why I’m calling! Can I just come?!”

    Me: “Ma’am, whats the problem?”

    Customer: “Oh yes I’m sorry, it’s my son. He’s very sick.”

    Me: “Ma’am this is a recording studio. Are you sure you dialed the right number?”

    Customer: “WHAT?! The phone book says ‘The Medic’!”

    Me: “Uh…it says The Medic Recordings, I believe…”

    Customer: “This is ridiculous, I don’t care what you are. I’m coming in, my son has a terrible fever!”

    Me: “Ma’am I don’t think we could help you–”

    Customer: “JUST BE READY!”


    (Sure enough, she showed up about 15 minutes later and was obviously drunk because she had no son nor did she know why she came.)

    I Got Alky On My Mind

    Oh, Crystal Meth

    | Alabama, USA | Bizarre, Top

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    (I’m checking out another patron’s books. Suddenly, a customer screams and points at me, in the process elbowing another patron out of the way.)


    Me: “Um, I’m sorry, ma’am, I’m helping someone right now….”

    Library patron: “You let it get all FATTY on the top!!!”

    Me: “…I’m sorry?”

    (The library patron begins to cry.)

    Me: “Why are you crying?”

    Library patron: “I don’t know, cuz dads are microwaving their kids and sh*t!”

    Me: “…”

    The Fine Line Between Customer And Cuckoo

    | Ohio, USA | Top

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

    Lady Customer: “Yes, actually. You have this item that I want, but it looks like it’s been damaged.”

    (Lady lifts up a portable DVD player that’s currently on sale. She pointed out a small tear in the box.)

    Lady Customer: “Would you happen to have any more?”

    Me: “Sure, I can check for you.” *checks our computer* “No, I’m sorry, it appears that you have the last one.”

    Lady Customer: *angry* “Why don’t you have any more!?”

    Me: “Well, it’s a great sale, so we’ve had a lot of people come in today to purchase it.”

    Lady Customer: “Yes, but it’s ON. SALE. That means that it should be IN. STOCK.”

    Me: “Ma’am, I’m sorry, but since it’s on sale, we’ve had a lot of people come in today to purchase it. The one that you have right now is still in good shape. The only problem with it is not the product, but the box itself.”

    Lady Customer: “This is false advertising! Your ad said you had these, but you don’t! WHY!?”

    Me: “Because if we had every on sale item overstocked to meet demand, our storage room would be impossible to traverse through…”

    Lady Customer: “Fine, be a smart ass. I still want one from here either way. Call the store in [location] to drive one here so I can purchase it.”

    Me: “… Excuse me?”

    Lady Customer: “Call [location]…and tell them to bring me one…”

    Me: “Um… first, we don’t have an outside line in my department. You would have to go to Guest Service. Second, they wouldn’t deliver a single item for one guest.”

    Lady Customer: “Why the HELL not!?”

    Me: “Because… I don’t think the Electronics specialist, currently busy handling his own department…would be very happy to have to get your item, drive his car 20 minutes, waste gas, and then deliver said item to you while you’re already holding said item in hand…”

    Lady Customer: “THIS. IS. RIDICULOUS!”

    Me: “We agree then.”

    Lady Customer: *Infuriated* “I am NEVER coming to this STUPID F**KING STORE AGAIN! I’M GOING TO WALMART!”

    Me: “Good luck Ma’am! I heard they have GREAT customer support, but I doubt they will meet to your demands.”

    (Lady storms off.)

    Another Customer: “What the f**k was her problem?”

    Me: “…thank you…”

    Not Quite Getting What “Return” Means

    | Old Bridge, NJ, USA | Top

    Customer: “I’d like to return these ice pops.”

    Me: “Ok, I just need to see your receipt.”

    (I take the box of ice pops.)

    Me: “…this is an empty box!”

    Customer: “Well, we ate them. Some of them taste good, but some of them had a weird taste, so we threw them out.”

    Me: “I can’t give you money back on something you already ate.”

    Customer: “Why are you so difficult?! I’m never shopping here again!”

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