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    Peace On Earth, Or At Least During The Day Shift

    | Illinois, USA |

    (The store is open Easter Sunday. We only have three people on duty: two salesmen and myself.)

    Customer: “Wow, I’m really surprised you’re open on Easter!”

    Me: “Well, it doesn’t matter to us. I’m Muslim and my salesmen here are Jewish. We offered to work today so the other employees could celebrate the holiday.”

    Customer: “And you all get along?”

    Me: “Um…yes.”

    Customer: “I didn’t think that was allowed!”

    Congratulations, @HawaiiEast for winning last month’s iPod Touch Contest!

    | Twitter |

    iPod Touch Contest Winner Congratulations again to @HawaiiEast for winning last month’s first-ever Tweet & Follow iPod Touch Contest on Twitter!

    To the right is a picture of him and his shiny new White 8GB iPod Touch, which arrived just in time for the holidays.

    Want a chance to win a similar prize? Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to be the first to find out about upcoming contests early next year!

    - The Not Always Right Team

    Hard Times Hit Hard

    | Calgary, AB, Canada | Top

    (I’m stocking soup when a man approaches me.)

    Customer: “Where’s your bacon bits?”

    Me:*looking up* “Down at the end of this aisle, on the right, at the bottom.”

    Customer: “Hold on…aren’t you [my name]?”

    Me: “Yes. Can I help you?”

    Customer: “I’m [name]! We went to high school together. Wow, you sure must have had it rough, huh?”

    Me: “Sorry?”

    Customer: “Well, you know, all this time and you’re just stocking shelves…”

    Me: “I’m the owner of this and two other stores. I went to business school for years and invested in the stock market.”

    Customer: “Oh! Well, nice to see you again, then…”

    (I found out later that he was a janitor.)

    Real Numbers, Imaginary Common Sense

    | Los Angeles, CA, USA | At The Checkout

    (Our store recently installed numerical locks on our doors due to vandalism. They are a minor annoyance, but usually not a huge issue.)

    Customer: “Can I get the code to your restroom?”

    Me: “Yes, sir, it’s 81818.”

    Customer: “I’m sorry, what was the number?”

    Me: “It’s 81818.”

    Customer: “I’ll never remember that. I need to hear it in real numbers. Can you tell me the code using real numbers please?”

    Me: *confused* “It’s eight-one-eight eighteen.”

    Customer: “No, that’s still not a real number. I need it in real numbers.”

    Me: “Why don’t I just write it down for you?”

    Customer: “No, it’s eighty-one thousand, eight-hundred and eighteen. Was that so hard?!”

    Tis The Season To Be Tired (Of Customers)

    , | San Mateo, CA, USA | Holidays

    (During the Christmas season, we managers at my store often work 12+ hour days. This day is one of them, and I have been there since 7:30 in the morning; it is now 8 pm. A customer approaches me.)

    Customer: “Wow, you sure look tired. When did you start?”

    Me: “7:30–”

    Customer: “That’s the problem with today’s generation. Can’t work a full day without looking like they are falling asleep!”

    Me: “AM, sir.”

    Customer: “Oh…” *walks off with a blank stare on his face*


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