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Hug And A Smile Make It All Worth While

| Dallas, TX, USA | Awesome Customers, Family & Kids, Theme Of The Month

(I am standing in line to check out at a local convenience store. The employees are very busy with what appears to be a massive restocking job. One employee has taken a 30 second break to get a drink when a child who can’t be older than 7 speaks up to her.)

Child: “You’re not smiling. You have to smile! Everyone has to smile!”

Employee: “Aw, I’m sorry, I’m just busy.” *smiles a little for the child*

Child: “You know what you deserve?”

Employee: “No, what’s that?”

Child: “A hug!”

(The child hugs the employee.)

Employee: “Aw, thank you!”

(The entire place seemed to brighten up after this and the kid’s parents couldn’t stop grinning either. It brightened all our days!)

Can’t Make The Lie Stick

| Gainesville, FL, USA | Liars & Scammers, Money

Customer: “Is this book on sale?”

Me: “No, sir. It doesn’t have a discount sticker, so it’s not on any of our sales.”

Customer: “But I found it on a display where every other book had a sticker!”

Me: “Which display? If you show me, I’ll look at the sign and see if we made a mistake.”

Customer: “Um. I don’t know. Over there somewhere. But don’t you think it’s misleading if every other book has a sticker except this one?”

Me: “Again, if you show me the display, I’ll figure out if you can get a discount.”

(The customer finally leads me to the display, looking defeated. Turns out he was making that face because he knew he was lying. The display contained 25 titles: 8 of them had a discount sticker of some kind. I’m bad at math, but even I know 8 out of 25 and 24 out of 25 isn’t the same thing. And no, he did not get a discount.)

A Coincidence Beyond Numbers

| UT, USA | Extra Stupid

Me: “Thank you for calling technical support, this is [my name]. May I get your company’s phone number or ticket number, please?”

Customer: “My company’s number is [number].”

(This number pulls up her company, but it’s an inactive account. I then look it up by the company’s name, and find the active account under a completely different phone number.)

Me: “Alright, ma’am, it actually looks as though we have the account under this phone number.” *gives her the new number*

Customer: “That’s the number I gave you!”

Me: “Oh, I’m sorry about that; I thought you had given me [first phone number].”

Customer: “No, no! I gave you [second number], not that other one. You typed it in wrong!”

Me: “Oh, okay. So I just happened to mistype the phone number into a completely different number, which also happened to pull up your company, just by chance?”

Customer: “YES!”

Chunder Mountain

| Los Angeles, CA, USA | Health & Body, Wild & Unruly

(I operate a pretty big roller coaster for a ticket run theme park.)

Father: *to his 10 year old* “Shall we ride?”

Son: “We just had lunch.”

Father: “You’re a chicken. I’ll ride it myself!”

Me: “Sir, just so you know, this ride is bumpy and has a lot of quick stops. It isn’t very fun on a full stomach.”

Father: “How would you know? Have you ever tried?”

Me: “No, but I’ve been doing this job for 3 years now.”

Father: “Well, I’ll show you, and I’ll sit in the very back.”

Me: “If you say so; the customer is always right. Have fun!”

(The father boards the ride, and I keep an eye on him. As I predicted, he isn’t going doing so well and is clutching his stomach throughout the ride. When the ride finally jerks to a stop, the puke flies.)

Son: “Dad, I told you not to do it!”

Never Too Old To Spice Up Your Life

| NS, Canada | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers, Food & Drink, Musical Mayhem, Top

(At work, a regular elderly customer, whom everyone gets along with, approaches the counter at his turn.)

Me: “Hello! What can I get for you?”

Regular Customer: *singing* “I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want!”

Me: “So tell me what you want, what you really, really want!”

Regular Customer: “I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna medium double cream, and a sugar twin, ahhhhh!”

(While we are singing and having a good time, I am ringing him in. However, the next person in line reaches the counter at the last little bit of his song-order and speaks out loudly.)

Next Customer: “Hey! I’m in a hurry here, take your song and dance somewhere else, buddy!”

Regular Customer: “Sonny, when you reach my age, you’ll have all kinds of time on your hands to sing all the Spice Girls music you want, and no one will stop you!” *turns back to me* “And, honey, you look like that Posh one, and she’s my favorite. Don’t ever let a guy like him be your lover, or get with your friends!”

(With that, he left, leaving the next customer standing there with his mouth agape, and me feeling quite happy! He made my day with the singing alone.)

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