Flipping Off And Flipping Out

| AZ, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Wild & Unruly

(I am a cashier working the morning shift at a popular pet store when a woman comes in to get a gift card. Our store has machines to take cards; we don’t swipe them ourselves.)

Customer: “I’d like to put $12 on this card.”

(I go through the process of getting the money on the gift card.)

Me: “Okay, $12.”

Customer: *gives me her card*

Me: “No, right here.” *gestures to the machine*

Customer: “Did you just point with your middle finger?”

Me: *smiling* “Oh, I kind of gesture with my whole hand. Like this.” *gestures again*

Customer: “You can’t point with your middle finger! It’s like doing this!” *flips me off*

Me: “Oh, well, I’m sorry. That wasn’t my intention at all.”

Customer: “You know what? I don’t have to deal with this! F*** you! F*** you, you stupid ugly f*****g b***h!” *flips me off and storms out!*