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    You’ve Got An Honest Signature

    | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada |

    (One day, a courier came in to drop off a check. I was using one of our pens to sign it.)

    Courier: “Hey, that’s a really nice pen!”

    Me: “Yeah, it’s not bad.”

    Courier: “Don’t worry, though. I’m not going to steal it!”

    Me: “Ha – Ok…”

    Courier: “No, for real. I don’t steal things.”

    Me: “That’s…good?”

    (By now I’ve finished signing, but she isn’t leaving.)

    Courier: “My best friend once accused me of stealing her check. Her $300 check!”

    Me: “Um…that’s too bad.”

    Courier: “We aren’t friends anymore. I mean, I make that much money in a DAY! You hear me?! I drive around MILLION dollar checks. Why would I steal her stupid tiny check?”

    Me: “I don’t know…”

    Courier: “I let her move into my basement. I told her it was only $500 a month. Isn’t that a great deal? Isn’t it?!”

    Me: “Yeah, sounds good…”

    Courier: “And how does the little b**** thank me? She accuses me of stealing her money! When I can steal ANYBODY’S million dollar checks! So you know what I told her? I told her to get the F*** out of my basement!”

    Me: “…”

    Courier: “Now I hear she’s on drugs. What a winner. Not like you. You’ve got a good head on your shoulders. You wouldn’t accuse me of stealing, would you?”

    Me: “Um…no.”

    I Always Travel By Rocket

    | Flagstaff, AZ, USA |

    Me: “Thank you for calling ****, how can I help you?”

    Caller: “How far are you from Las Vegas?”

    Me: “233 miles.”

    Caller: “So that’s about what, an hour, hour and a half?”

    Me: “Only if you drive about 230 miles an hour.”

    Just A Little Closer…

    , | Oregon, USA |

    (A customer purchased a copy of a popular anti virus program. About 2 hours later I received a phone call.)

    Me: “Thank you for calling ****, how can I help you?”

    Customer: “I just bought a **** anti virus program from your store, and it’s not working.”

    Me: “What about it isn’t working? Did you install the program?”

    Customer: “It’s not interfacing with my system.”

    Me: “Not…interfacing? I’m not sure I understand what the problem is.”

    Customer: “I set the box next to my computer, and it’s not doing anything at all. Nothing is happening on my computer! This program is defective.”

    Me: “Um…well, you have to open the box and insert the CD into your computer, then install the program before it will run.”

    Customer: “WHAT?! How do I do that?”

    Me: “…”

    Customer Of The Week: Wince Of Thieves

    | Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada | Old Comics

    Customer Of The Week: Wince Of Thieves
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    | Missouri, USA |

    (An angry, overweight female customer approaches me with a Nintendo Wii Fit and hands me her receipt.)

    Me: “Hi, what can I help you with today?”

    Customer: “I’d like to return this.”

    Me: “What seems to be the problem with it?”

    Customer: “I think it’s broken.”

    Me: “All right, what’s going on?”

    Customer: “Whenever it weighs me and calculates my BMI, it labels me as obese.”

    Me: “And…”

    Customer: “Well, that can’t be right!”

    Me: “From what I’ve heard, the measurements on Wii Fits are fairly accurate. Are you sure you want to return this? They’re pretty hard to find.”

    Customer: “Are you calling me fat?!”

    Me: “No, I’m just saying that…”

    Customer: “You just called me fat!

    Me: “No, I was just saying…”

    Customer: “Whatever. I still want to return it. It’s obviously not working right. And, I think someone should talk to the designer; make them use a different word. It hurt my feelings.”

    Me: *soothingly* “Maybe you could contact Nintendo; write a letter or something.”

    Customer: “You know what, I will! I’ll let them know that their stupid game called me obese and made me cry for three hours straight. I haven’t eaten solid food for two days because of it. I’m so hungry! I almost fainted last night. Do you think I can sue?”

    Me: “Well, you can sure try. Have a nice day.”


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