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Direction Deflection

| Vancouver, BC, Canada | Bad Behavior, Crazy Requests, Top

(I work at a small kiosk in a mall. Due to the booth-like appearance and the lack of any walls, many shoppers like to ask me for directions to other businesses in the mall.)

Shopper: “Hey, where’s the post office?”

Me: “Right behind you; there is a camera store—”

Shopper: “No! I want the post office, not photos!”

Me: “Like I said, there’s a camera store behind y—”

Shopper: “Shut up about the d*** cameras! I need the nearest post office!”

Me: “And if you would just take an extra few seconds to listen to me, I would’ve been able to inform you that there is a postal service desk inside of the camera store.”

Shopper: “Hey, it’s not my fault you weren’t being clear! Also, that’s no way to talk to a paying customer!”

Me: “With all due respect, ma’am; you haven’t bought anything from me. You’re not a paying customer. Secondly, I am running a business here, not an information booth. I personally think you are a greater target for criticism; you’re lucky I went lightly. Now, unless you plan on buying something; please let me do my real job.”

Customer: “A**-hole!”