Featured Story:
  • A Caffeinated Christmas Miracle
    (2,990 thumbs up)
  • Archive for 2010

    Jump to page:

    Inching Away From Intelligence

    | Ireland |

    Customer: “Hi. I’d like to return my 13″ laptop please.”

    Me: “Alright. Any particular reason you want to return it?”

    Customer: “I thought the screen would be bigger, so I want to buy a larger one instead.”

    Me: “So you thought your 13″ laptop was going to have a bigger screen?”

    Customer: “Yeah. When I was buying it online it said ‘widescreen’.”

    Bohemian Nobody

    | Durham, NC, USA | Top

    (A customer approaches the service counter.)

    Me: “Hi, how can I help you?”

    Customer: “Is this the real life?”

    Me: “Excuse me?”

    Customer: “Is this just fantasy?”

    Me: *catching on* “Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.”

    Customer: “D*** it! I was trying to prank you! You shouldn’t know what I’m doing!”

    Me: “Doesn’t really matter to me, to meeee.”

    Customer: “F*** you!” *storms off*

    Not-So-Fast Forward

    | United Kingdom |

    (I sell cable TV packages, and talk the caller through set-up. Our service offers a service where you can record programs and pause and rewind TV.)

    Caller: “And can it fast-forward live TV?”

    Me: “Um, no, it can’t.”

    Caller: “I would have thought it could, since it can pause and rewind live TV.”

    Me: “Fast-forwarding live TV is a bit different.”

    Caller: “Forget I said that.”

    The Unfantastic Mr. Fox

    | United Kingdom |

    (A man comes up to me with a huge bag.)

    Customer: “Can I ask an odd question?”

    Me: “Go for it.”

    Customer: “Would it be okay for me to put my fox costume on and stand in the foyer?”

    Me: “Why?”

    Customer: “Just for pleasure. I enjoy doing it and the customers would enjoy seeing it.”

    Me: “I’ll just check with my manager.”

    (I phone the manager and repeat the request. The manager laughs for a few minutes and says no.)

    Me: “I’m afraid my manager has said it’s not okay.”

    Customer: *looks down sadly* “It’s okay. They said no everywhere else I asked too.” *walks away sadly, dragging the bag with his fox costume in*

    Nicoteenagers

    | Ontario, Canada |

    (I have just gotten my first job, at age 16. I am a clerk in a gas station that mostly sells gas and cigarettes.)

    Customer: “Oh, hey [my name], I didn’t know you worked here.”

    Me: “Yeah, I just started a couple weeks ago. What can I get you?”

    Customer: “Can I get a pack of cigarettes?”

    Me: “We were in grade 8 together, and I’m only 16. I’m pretty sure I can’t sell you those.”

    Customer: “Yeah I like, failed a lot of grades. I’m 19 now.”

    Me: “Really? Can I see your ID then?”

    Customer: “I…I think I’ll try the 7/11 down the street.”

    Page 159/265First...157158159160161...Last