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Oh, The Inhumanity

| Boston, MA, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: *looks at my name tag* “Hmm…’Karen’. I didn’t realize you guys had names.”

(I assume the customer means he didn’t realize we have name tags.)

Me: “Oh, yeah…we always have name tags in case you ever need to ask for us.”

Customer: “No, I didn’t know all you people who worked here had names. It’s neat!”

Feeling Man-strual

| Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | Uncategorized

(I am working the prescription counter when a big, burly 6-foot or so tall man comes to the counter. Note: I am a female.)

Me: “Hello, how can I help you?”

Customer: “Um, I think…” *trails off*

Me: “I’m sorry, sir…could you say that again?”

Customer: *leans in close* “I think I got my first period.”

Me: *speechless*

Customer: “I’m bleeding down there, and I’m really hurting in my stomach.”

Me: “Sir, men don’t get those. You need to go to the hospital.”

Customer: “I knew you girls would be insensitive! I’m leaving!”

(I didn’t see him again. I still hope he got to a hospital!)

A Fitting End

| Canada | Uncategorized

(Note: Our store sells a lot of larger items that don’t fit in the bags we have. Most cashiers are able to judge what can and cannot fit.)

Me: “So, that’ll be [price].”

Customer: “Can I get a bag for [awkwardly shaped purchase]?”

Me: “We actually don’t have any bags that would be able to fit that.”

Customer: “Oh, you’re just being lazy! Hand me that bag and I’ll make it fit!”

(I hand her the bag as requested as she mumbles about “learning respect”. She struggles to try and fit the bag over the giant box whose edges are jutting out. However, after a few minutes of struggle, she finally gives up.)

Customer: *defeated* “I’ll be paying with debit…”

Disin-jean-ous Or Just Un-capris-hending

| Sydney, Australia | Uncategorized

Customer: “Can you tell me if this pair of pants is discounted?”

(I scan the pants.)

Me: “I’m sorry, but these are full price.”

Customer: “But that sign says, ‘40% Off Jackets and Vests’!” *looks at me expectantly*

Me: “Yes, I can see that.”

Customer: “Then these pants must be 40% off!”

Me: “Ma’am, it’s 40% off jackets and vests.”

Customer: “So?”

Me: “Pants aren’t jackets nor vests.”

Customer: “Really?!” *walks away, perplexed*

The Customer’s New Clothes

| AZ, USA | Uncategorized

(I overhear a conversation between a customer and his wife as they are browsing around.)

Wife: “So, do you see anything you like?”

Husband: “No, not really.”

Wife: “Nothing? Why not?”

Husband: “Because I don’t wear clothes!”

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