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    I Don’t Work Here Does Not Work Here

    | Texas, USA | Top

    (I work in a library, but I had forgotten to take my name tag off after work when I went shopping.)

    Customer: “What aisle is baking powder?”

    Me: “Huh? Oh, I think it’s that way somewhere. I’m not really sure.”

    Customer: “Well you’d better find out for me. Isn’t that your job?”

    Me: “Oh, no, I’m sorry. I don’t work here.”

    Customer: “Yes you do! You have a name tag on!”

    Me: “Oh! No, I’m sorry, I work at the library, I just forgot to take this off.”

    Customer: *very angry* “I don’t want excuses! Just tell me where the d*** baking powder is!”

    Me: “I don’t know where it is. Go ask someone who works here.”

    Customer: “You’re going to tell me or else!”

    Store Manager: “Can I help you folks?”

    Customer: “Yes! Your employee here is being very rude!”

    Store Manager: “Sir, he doesn’t work here. Is there something I can help you with?”

    Customer: “Oh!” *turning to me* “Well why didn’t you say so?”

    Me: “I did. You were being a moron!”

    Customer: *turning back to manager* “You let your employees curse at customers like that! I want him fired right now!”

    Like Father, Like Run

    | Arkansas, USA |

    (A man brings in his father, who didn’t speak a word of English.)

    Customer: “Excuse me, how much are your rooms?”

    Me: “Sir, we don’t have rooms here.”

    Customer: “Oh, not your room, sorry. I mean, how much does it cost for you to take care of my father?”

    Me: “Excuse me?”

    Customer: “He has some issues and, frankly, I don’t think I want him around anymore.”

    Me: “Sir, this is not a hotel or a nursing home.”

    Customer: “This isn’t Social Services?”

    Me: “No, this is [non-profit] Social Services, and we don’t offer what you’re looking for.”

    Customer: “Look, how much is it going to cost me to leave here today without my father with me?”

    Not So Sharp

    | United Kingdom |

    Caller “Hi, I asked you to pierce my daughter’s ears earlier, but apparently you won’t do it. I think that’s unacceptable!”

    (Note: the caller sounds about 14.)

    Me: “Okay, I’m sorry about that. If I can just confirm some details with you, I’ll note it down and you can send her back in. Can I get her name and date of birth?”

    (The caller confirms the name, and the date of birth as the 10th April 1996.)

    Me: “And can I confirm your date of birth please?”

    Caller “The 12th, of September, 1996.”

    Me: “…1996?”

    Caller *hangs up*

    See No Evil, Speak The Rest

    | USA |

    (An elderly customer is checking out.)

    Customer: “How do I use this card?”

    Me: “All you have to do is slide it through, then push the ‘debit’ button on the left.”

    Customer: ”Thanks. What does ‘PIN’ mean?”

    Me: “Your pin number is the number that goes with your card. You just need to enter it in and hit the green button in the corner.”

    Customer: “Okay, but turn around. I don’t need you stealing my money away.”

    (I think she is joking, but she stares at me until I turn around. She then states each number in her pin out loud as she pushes the buttons.)

    Customer: “You didn’t peek, did you?”

    Related:
    Hear No Evil Get Blinded By No Evil
    See No Evil, Grope No Evil

    Cooking In High Definition

    | Adelaide, Australia |

    Customer: “I will take one of these.” *points to a small white microwave oven*

    Me: “Certainly, sir. Come right this way.”

    (The customer goes to the checkout counter and pays for goods.)

    Customer: “So, will I need an antenna for this?”

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