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Being Franc About The Dollar

| France | Geography, Money, Tourists/Travel

(It is when the French Franc is still in use. I get called by a cashier who has a problem with American tourists.)

Tourist: “This woman won’t accept our money!”

(The tourist is waving about a wad of US dollars.)

Me: “Well, she can’t, sir, since you’re trying to pay in US dollars.”

Customer: “So?”

Me: “Well, you’re in France. We only accept French Francs.”

Customer: “I don’t understand! All the other third world countries we’ve been to accept dollars.”

Me: “France isn’t a third world country.”

Customer: “…”

Me: “There’s a bank right down the street. We’ll hold on to your items until you come back with Francs. Or you can pay with a visa card.”

Customer: “No, we’re not coming back; you’re not getting our dollars!”

Someone Has Had A Bit Too Much Coffee

| Melbourne, QLD, Australia | Bizarre, Food & Drink

(It’s early in the morning, and so the home-wares store that I work in is pretty quiet at the moment. It is so quiet, that I can hear this customer from the other end of the store as she walks in, getting progressively louder as she approaches me.)

Customer: “…coffee cups, coffee cups, coffee cups, coffee cups, coffee cups…”

(Hearing this, I turn around to see a middle aged woman and her 10-year-old son looking at me expectantly, still repeating ‘coffee cups’ as she gets closer.)

Me: “Um, was there something I can help you with tod—”

Customer: “…coffee cups, coffee cups, coffee cups…”

Me: *trying my best to act normal* “Sure… just on the shelf in the corner there.” *points*

Customer: “Ah! Coffee cups!”

These Bagels Have A Long Shelf Life

| Five Towns, NY, USA | Family & Kids, Food & Drink, Top

(A lot of people like to come into the shop and ask for special favors because of being ‘good customers’. Sometimes the cashier—who is also the owner—gets annoyed.)

Customer #1: “But we’re good customers!”

Cashier: “What’s my name?”

Customer #2: “What?”

Cashier: “If you’re really good customers, you would know my name.”

(Customers #1 and #2 look at each other, confused.)

Customer #2: “Aren’t you Todd?”

Cashier: “You’re confusing me with my father.”

Customer #2: “Yes, that’s who we’re used to dealing with. Can we talk to him, please?”

Cashier: “He died 18 years ago. You must be really good customers.”

Phone Disservice


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Sainsbury’s says it welcomes the debate about etiquette sparked by one of its checkout workers refusing to serve a customer who was talking on her phone.

Wild & Unruly Themed Giveaway Roundup

Not Always Right | Roundups, Theme Of The Month, Wild & Unruly

Wild & Unruly Themed Giveaway Roundup! Here’s a final roundup of stories from last month’s themed giveaway!

  1. Thinks He Is Customer Number One (2,565 thumbs up)
  2. Assault And Battery Included (2,043 thumbs up)
  3. Hey Mr DJ, Put My Record On (3,112 thumbs up)
  4. Should Have Stayed Clear Of The Bottle (2,955 thumbs up)
  5. Insulting Jitsu, And Then It Hits You (2,573 thumbs up)
  6. Animal-Hating, Manner-less And Bigoted, Oh My (2,211 thumbs up)
  7. They Need A Backup Sign (2,085 thumbs up)
  8. Running A Mile With Another Man’s Shoes (1,669 thumbs up)
  9. A Bit Light On Being Polite (1,932 thumbs up)
  10. Maid of Dishonor (1,904 thumbs up)

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