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Not Always Right Extras, a brand-new category where we’ll be featuring funny & stupid customer-related pictures, videos, and news from around the web.
As excited as we are about Extras, we realize it’s not for everyone; many of you prefer to read Not Always Right’s stories as you always have, without interruption.
Therefore, Extras will never show on the main blog, and will only be visible here.
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Introducing Weekend Roundups: each week, we’ll be featuring some of our favorite stories from the Not Always Right archives.
Kids Say The Awesomest Things! This week, we share five stories that show that kids are not only our best customers, but can be an employee’s best friend!
- Ah, Children:
A misbehaving customer gets put in the time-out corner…by a toddler.
- They Swim Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine:
When Blade meets The Little Mermaid, awesome ensues.
- Making A Hug(e) Difference:
Every store needs a kid like this…seriously, can Not Always Right adopt this boy?
- Vocabulary, Meet Veracity:
Proof that kids hear everything parents say.
- They Grow Up Too Fast:
When the rubber hits the road, Ultimate Driving Machines come in all sizes.
(A passenger hails my taxi outside a bar.)
Me: “Good evening, sir. Where would you like to go?”
Passenger: “Take me to [other bar, about a $10 fare], and make sure you go the shortest way! Don’t be taking the long way around to get more money!”
Me: “Of course, I was going to go my usual way, which is the shortest and cheapest. Is that okay?”
Passenger: “No! That’s the long way! Take me this way.”
(The passenger proceeds to guide me on an angled course that adds at least 40% to the trip.)
Passenger: “Now, that’s the way you go! I’ve got you taxi drivers all figured out. You always try to go that other way, but mine is better!”
(An elderly man dressed like a hippie is looking through our PS2 section.)
Customer: “Now, this game has the right idea.” *gestures to a copy of ‘Destroy All Humans’* “Humanity is what’s killing mother Earth. The world would be so much better if we just got rid of them all.”
Me: “Um, sir, do you really think a race whose primary weapon is an anal probe gun would really do any better?”
Customer: *thinks it over* “No, I suppose you’re right.” *sadly puts the game back and walks away*
Facsimile, Not Facsteleporty
(A middle aged woman rushes in and hands me a sheet of paper.)
Customer: “Can you fax this page to [number] for me?”
Me: “No problem!”
Customer: “I’m just going to run next door for a coffee and be right back.”
(The customer returns after 10 minutes.)
Customer: “You didn’t fax it yet?!”
Me: “Yes, I did actually. It went through fine.”
Customer: “No, you didn’t! I can see my paper laying right there!”