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The Geese Will Never Know What Hit ‘Em

| Chicago, IL, USA | Uncategorized

(At our gardens, we use dogs to chase geese away from delicate areas. I encounter two elderly patrons who are clearly unhappy.)

Patron #1: “I think it’s disgusting that they allow dogs here.”

Me: “Don’t worry, ma’am, the dog is an employee. He has a name tag and a paycheck.”

Patron #2: “Then why don’t the employees chase the geese away?”

Me: “That’s because the geese are meaner than we are. If you think you can do a better job, feel free to!”

Honesty Against The Best Policies

| Staffordshire, England | Uncategorized

(We have a 5-item max policy for our changing rooms. One lady walked out with arms full of stuff, then went back for more.)

Me: “Excuse me, it’s only 5 items in the changing rooms.”

Customer: “Well, it’s never been that before.”

Me: “Actually, we’ve been enforcing it for the last 18 months. See, there’s a sign.” *points at sign on wall*

Customer: “I don’t actually read signs.”

Me: “Well, at least you’ll know for next time.”

Customer: “Oh, I won’t read it next time, either.”

Variety Is The Vice Of Life

| Washington DC, USA | Uncategorized

Me: “Here’s your drink. Are you ready to order your food, or would you like some more time?”

Customer: “No, I know what I wants. I wants the cheeseburger. That’s all.”

Me: “OK, what kind of cheese would you like, and how well would you like that cooked?”

Customer: “Huh?”

Me: “Sorry – what kind of cheese would you like, and how well would you like that cooked?”

Customer: “Whadya mean what kinda cheese? Reg’lar yella cheese!”

Me: “OK…and how well done would you like that?”

Customer: “Huh?”

Me: “How well-cooked would you like the burger, sir?”

Customer: “What you talkin’ ’bout, how well-cooked?”

Me: “Would you like it cooked rare, medium rare, medium, medium well or well done?”

Customer: “Now look – when I go to [another fast food restaurant] and order me a burger, they don’t ask me if I want it cooked! Course I want it cooked. I don’t want no raw meat. Now gimme a d*** cooked burger with some plain ol’ yella cheese!”

Me: “Yes, sir!”

Pint-Sized Purification

| Portland, OR, USA | Uncategorized

Caller: “Hi, do you have any doctors that prescribe detox drugs?”

Me: “No, we don’t provide that service.”

Caller: “How do you know? You have lots of doctors. How do you know?!”

Me: “We don’t specialize in addiction treatment. Our doctors aren’t that type of practitioner.”

Caller: “Why?! What if I need them to be?”

Me: “Well, then you would have to call another office.”

Caller: “What kind of doctor’s don’t prescribe detox meds?!”

Me: “Pediatricians…”

Caller: “Oh!” *hangs up phone*

The Caffeine Makes Us Clingy

| Beaverton, OR, USA | Uncategorized

Me: “Hi! What can I do for you?”

Customer: “I’d like an iced grande breve.”

Me: “A latte?”

Customer: “I don’t have to say latte!”

Me: “I know what you mean, ma’am, but you should be careful. If you order that somewhere else, you might just get a cup of iced half and half.”

Customer: “I don’t have to order like that at [ice cream store]!

Me: “Ah–”

Customer: “They’re less needy at [ice cream store]! It takes too much effort to get what I want here! GROW UP!”