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    Can’t Get A Number In Edgewise

    | Sioux Falls, SD, USA | Uncategorized

    Me: “…Okay, well, if you need anything else, you can call us back. Would you like the number?”

    Caller: “Yes.”

    Me: “Okay. Are you ready?”

    Caller: “Yes.”

    Me: “Wonderful. It’s 1—”

    Caller: “What’s the number?”

    Me: “It’s 1-8—”

    Caller: “What’s the number?”

    Me: “It’s 1—”

    Caller: “1, yes, you said that! Hello?! What is the rest?! What is with this service?!”

    Worst Of Luck To You

    | Colorado, USA | Uncategorized

    (I’ve just rung up a customer’s order and am handing her bingo cards.)

    Me: “Good luck!”

    Customer: *slaps my hand with her bingo cards* “Oh, h*** no! I don’t believe in good luck!”

    Me: “Okay, then… bad luck?”

    Customer: “Now that’s more like it!”

    Completin’ Ain’t Cheatin’

    | Anchorage, AK, USA | Uncategorized

    (My coworker is showing a customer a series of trivia games. Each revolves around a different subject: science, geography, presidents, etc.)

    Coworker: “They’re a really fun way to learn new things, and the wide variety gives you a lot of options.”

    Customer: “But what if the kids memorize all the answers?”

    Coworker: “…Mission accomplished?”

    Customer: “Oh… oh! Yeah, of course…”

    Dim Witted And Off The Deep End, Part 5

    | Booneville, MO, USA | Uncategorized

    (I’m at a nearby water park with some friends. A friend and I walk over to the deep end and start to get on the diving boards. The exchange initially takes place between my friend, a customer swimming in the deep end, and a lifeguard.)

    Customer: *to my friend on the diving board* “Excuse me, people are swimming here.”

    My Friend: “Umm… but this is the diving area.”

    Customer: “You can’t dive here while we’re swimming!”

    Lifeguard: “Ma’am, this is the diving area.”

    (The female customer huffs angrily and then swims across the pool slowly, forcing my friend and I to wait before we can dive. We still go off the diving boards several times, and then leave to get on the water slides for awhile. We come back to the diving boards later to find the same customer making a scene with the park manager.)

    Customer: “…and we would all have to get out of the water. Then this guy would do one dive and leave. We would all get back in the water and he would come back to dive again. It’s ridiculous.”

    Manager: “Ma’am, this area is for diving only. You’re not supposed to swim in here. Furthermore, I won’t allow you to talk to my lifeguards like that. Please leave the park now.”

    Customer: “I don’t have to listen to this ****. You better give me back my $4! I haven’t been here that long.”

    Manager: “If you don’t leave now, I’m going to call the police.”

    Customer: “Now you’re gonna call the police? I’ve been trying to be civil!”

    (So much for being civil—we heard later from one of the lifeguards that she ended up leaving in the back of a police car.)

    Dim Witted And Off The Deep End, Part 4
    Dim Witted And Off The Deep End, Part 3
    Dim Witted And Off The Deep End, Part 2
    Dim Witted And Off The Deep End

    The Only Thing He’s Paying For Is Lip Service

    | Tampa, FL, USA | Uncategorized

    (Note: I’m an unpaid museum volunteer with a vest that obviously says volunteer. A well-dressed patron approaches me.)

    Me: “Hello, sir, how are you?”

    Patron: “I need to speak to the President, please.”

    Me: “Are you talking about the Vice Presidents or just the President?”

    Patron: “You know d*** well who I’m talking about, now get me to him! I’m the one who controls YOUR paycheck!”

    Me: “I’m a volunteer, sir.”

    Patron: “Oh…” *walks away*