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    No Aptitude For Latitude, Part 2

    | Anchorage, AK, USA | Technology, Tourists/Travel

    (I am talking to a woman on the phone who needs to call back the next day. She is in Texas).

    Caller: “What time is it there?”

    Me: “Three thirty.”

    Caller: “In the morning?”

    Me: “No, in the afternoon.”

    Caller: “Oh. Of what day?”

    Me: “Saturday. We’re only three hours different from you.”

    Caller: “Really?” *pause* “Is it snowing?”

    Me: “No ma’am, its August. Its nice and sunny out.”

    Caller: “Oh wow!”

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    I Hear Sea Shells On The Sea Shore

    | USA | Extra Stupid, Tourists/Travel

    (I work at a small shop that sells sea shells and other beach items. A customer comes in and holds a piece of merchandise to her ear.)

    Customer: “I think I can hear the ocean. I thought they were lying!”

    Me: “Um, ma’am…”

    Customer: “What?”

    Me: “You’re holding a cup with a seashell painted on it to your ear.”

    It Would Explain Canada’s Lack Of Sun

    | Toronto, ON, Canada | Canada, Technology, Tourists/Travel

    (I have just activated a new smart-phone for a customer. I am showing them how to set it up.)

    Me: “…and that is how you would send a text message. Do you have any other questions?”

    Customer: “The time is wrong on this phone.”

    Me: “That’s because you haven’t selected the correct time zone. Here, I will show you the time setup.”

    (I show the customer the list of time zones, and briefly leave her to answer another customer’s question.)

    Customer: *impatiently* “Excuse me! Excuse me! This phone you have given me is broken!”

    Me: “Broken? Why do you say that?”

    Customer: “There is no ‘Canadian’ time zone! It keeps trying to put it on ‘Eastern’!”

    Me: “Yes, that would be correct, it’s seven o’clock here.”

    Customer: *indignantly* “We don’t live in the east! This is Canada!”

    The Sun Is A Slacker Abroad

    | Rutland, VT, USA | Technology, Tourists/Travel

    Me: “Hi ma’am. Is there anything I can help you find?”

    Customer: “I am looking for a solar powered charger for my cell phone. Do you have anything like that?”

    Me: “Yep, just follow me.”

    Customer: “Also can you tell me which ones can work overseas?”

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    When Bygones Mean Bi-Gones

    | Kentucky, USA | Funny Names, Language & Words, Tourists/Travel

    Me: “You’re not from around here are you?”

    Customer: “Nope, I’m from Canada.”

    Me: “Oh cool! Do you speak French?”

    Customer: “Yup, I’m bilingual.”

    Other Customer In Line: “Down here, if something’s bi, we shoot it.”

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