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    Category: Funny Names

    If there’s one common mistake that all stupid customers have made, it is that simple error of getting a name wrong. Be it a product, a person, a store or a place, these simplest of gems often have the most horrific and memorable results…

    Cinnamon Puns

    | North Bay, ON, Canada | Books & Reading, Funny Names, Language & Words, Top

    Customer: “Our daughter is looking for a book called Antonyms and Cinnamons.”

    (I type it into our search system, but no dice.)

    Me: “Would you know the author’s name?”

    Customer: “No, I forget. It was something weird though. She wrote it down, but I forget.”

    Me: “Might you mean Antonyms and Synonyms?”

    Customer: “Yes! That’s it!”

    (I search again.)

    Me: “Nothing with that exact title is coming up. Was there more to it?”

    Customer: “The author’s name. It was something funny. Sounded like a dinosaur. Wait, I think I might have it here.”

    (She searches through her pockets and fishes out a little folded piece of paper.)

    Customer: “Here it is. Antonyms and Cinnamons by Theo Saurus!’”

    A-Paul-ing Service

    | Carpinteria, CA, USA | Funny Names

    (I am making drinks and I notice a small mocha for Paul. We have a regular customer named Paul who always orders a small mocha, but at that moment I couldn’t remember whether or not he liked it with whipped cream.)

    Me: *calling out* “Paul? Did you want whipped cream on your mocha?”

    Customer: *not a regular* “Yes, I wanted whipped cream.”

    (I realize that this might be a drink for a different customer also named Paul. I add the whipped cream and hand it off with a smile.)

    Me: “Here you go, a small mocha with whipped cream. Have a nice day, Paul.”

    Customer: “I ordered a large.”

    Me: “Oh, I’m sorry. Let me remake that for you.”

    (I make a new drink, figuring that one of my co-workers might have grabbed the wrong size in the rush.)

    Me: “Here’s your large mocha with whipped cream. Sorry for the mix-up, Paul.”

    Customer: “I ordered a pumpkin spice latte.”

    (I start my third attempt at making a drink for this customer.)

    Customer: “…and my name isn’t Paul.”

    The Estrogen Empire Strikes Back, Part 2

    | St. Paul, MN, USA | Funny Names, Movies & TV

    (A middle-aged male customer comes from the hallway of theaters and walks up to the booth.)

    Customer: “Yeah, is there anyway I can get a refund for this movie? Sex In The City?”

    Me: “Yeah, sure. May I ask why you’d like a refund?”

    Customer: “It’s…not what I thought it was gonna be.”

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    Digical Is Made Up Of Ones And D’ohs

    | Leicestershire, UK | Funny Names, Technology

    Customer: “Hello, could you help me find a TV I was looking at yesterday?”

    Me: “Yes, of course.”

    (I show her the wall with TVs mounted on. There are around 40 different models.)

    Me: “Which TV were you looking at?”

    Customer: “I’m not sure. It’s digical.”

    Me: “These are all digital TVs. Can you remember the brand?”

    Customer: “No, it’s one of the digical ones.”

    Me: “Okay. Do you know what size or color it was?”

    Customer: *pauses* “It’s digical.”

    Me: “Okay, I’m not sure what you mean. I’ll go find one of the sales staff and see if they can help you.”

    Customer: *as I leave* “Tell them it’s digical!”

    Try Not To Read Too Much Into It

    | Winchester, UK | Books & Reading, Family & Kids, Funny Names, Holidays, Top

    (A six or seven year old boy comes into the children’s bookstore, his mother trailing behind him.)

    Mother: “Go on then! Ask! She won’t know what you’re talking about and then you can stop wasting my time!”

    Boy: “Hello!”

    Me: “Hello.”

    Boy: “I want a book.”

    Me: “Well you’re in the right place.”

    Boy: “It’s about a boy. Who lives with a caveman. He’s got a funny name beginning with ‘S’.”

    Mother: “There. Now you know there’s no such book.”

    Me: “That wouldn’t be ‘Stig of the Dump’ would it?”

    Boy: *jumping up and down* “Yes yes yes! I told you mummy!”

    Mother: “Don’t contradict me in front of my son!” *starts walking her son out of the shop and still talking to me* “You read too many books!”

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