November Theme Of The Month: Black Friday!

Sparked A (Necklace) Chain Reaction

| Robeline, LA, USA | Awesome Customers

(It’s a slow night, so I take out some of my craft supplies. As I’m piecing together an earring, a regular customer walks into the store. I smile as I tuck away my supplies.)

Me: “Hello! How’re you this evening?”

Regular: “Good! What were you doing just now?”

(I pull out the earring.)

Me: “Oh. I was making a pair of earrings to pass the time.”

Regular: “You make earrings?”

Me: “Yeah, I’ve made a few necklaces too.”

(I pull my necklace out of my shirt to show him.)

Regular: “That’s really nice. Hey, I’ve got some beads and stuff that my wife bought. We were going to make jewelry to sell, but we never got around to it. When I get home tonight, I’ll get her to help me dig out some of the beads. I’ll bring them in, or send them with Mom, okay?”

Me: “Okay, thanks!”

(A week later, his mother comes into the store. She hands me a package containing dozens of hand-blown glass beads, along with a note.)

Mother’s Note: “These are just some of the beads. Hope you can use these in your jewelry making. We’re still trying to dig the rest of them out. It may take a few more trips, but we’ll get them all to you.”

(It’s the nice people like that who make my job worthwhile!)

Handling Change Well

| Cork, Ireland | Criminal/Illegal, Liars & Scammers, Money, Theme Of The Month

(A well-dressed, middle-aged man comes up to me with a friendly smile.)

Customer: “Excuse me, I’m sorry to be a bother. Could I possibly get change from you?”

Me: “Okay, come up to the till. I’ll help you out.”

Customer: “Thank you so much.”

(He hands me three €20 note.)

Customer: “If I could get a €50 note and a €10 note out of this, it’d be really helpful.”

(I take the three €20 notes, and hand him back the change.)

Customer: “Thanks. Sorry, but could I ask one more favor? Could I just get two €1 coins for this?”

(He hands me a €2 coin. I am feeling slightly suspicious now. I turn back to the till, take out the two one-euro coins, and hand them to the man. He doesn’t move.)

Me: “Is there something else?”

Customer: “You never gave me the €50 note.”

Me: “I’m pretty sure I did.”

Customer: “No, you definitely didn’t.”

Me: “Sir, I’m not giving you any more money. If you would like, you can come back during closing. If we’re €50 over the end of day report, I will be happy to rectify my mistake. However, I’m absolutely positive I did not make one.”

Customer: “Are you, really? This is ridiculous. You did not give me the money!”

Me: “I think I did.”

Customer: “You couldn’t have made a mistake? How are you so sure?”

Me: “Because the corner of the €50 note I gave you is sticking out of your sleeve.”

(Turns out he had done it to all the other shops on the street, and successfully conned two.)

Weekly Roundup: A Wee Bit Of Ireland!

Not Always Right | Holidays, Roundups

Weekly Roundup: A Wee Bit Of Ireland! This week in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we feature five Irish- and Ireland-themed stories!

  1. His Translation Is A Sham(rock) (1,745 thumbs up)
  2. In God We Tax (1,153 thumbs up)
  3. Wherever You Go, There US Are (1,324 thumbs up)
  4. Brogue On A Dime (5,288 thumbs up)
  5. The Ire Of The Irish (1,045 thumbs up)

PS #1: check out our new Extras section, with pictures, videos, and news!

PS #2: Read more roundups here!

Mini Golf Vs Beer Pong

| Regina, SK, Canada | Family & Kids, Food & Drink, Underaged

(Two ten-year-old boys come up to the counter.)

Boy #1: “Hey, would you give us some beer?”

Me: “No, you guys aren’t old enough.”

Boy #1: “Oh, man, they don’t even have any Captain Morgan beer. That’s the best.”

Boy #2: “Whoa, you know so much about beer!”

Who Does She Sink She Is

| USA | Bad Behavior, Love/Romance

(I’m a lifeguard at a local pool. My girlfriend stops by on my lunch break. We’re standing near the concession stand when a middle aged woman approaches, dragging a teenage boy behind her.)

Woman: “You! Young man! Front and center!”

Me: “How may I help you, ma’am?”

Woman: “While you were standing around flirting with this… this harlot, my baby almost drowned!”

(My girlfriend bursts out laughing, and the woman’s 15-year-old “baby” turns bright red.)

Me: “So sorry, ma’am. I’m not on duty right now, but several other lifeguards are. I’d appreciate it if you refrained from calling other guests vulgar names, though.”

Woman: “I’m just calling them as I see them! Look at how she’s dressed! Those shorts barely cover her butt!”

Girlfriend: *trying to hold in her laughter* “I think I’m going to run, babe. Love you.”

Woman:Love!? You two are not in love! You’ve known each other for thirty seconds and almost caused my baby to drown!”

Me: *sighing* “Okay, ma’am. I will be back on duty in five minutes.”

Woman: “Okay! By the way, dear, you could do much better than that harlot!”