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    Turn Left At Berlin And Just Keep Going

    | Johannesburg, South Africa | Uncategorized

    (The phone rings in reception and I answer. Note that we’re a hotel in South Africa.)

    Caller: “Please give directions to your hotel.”

    Me: “Certainly, sir. From which direction will you be coming?”

    Caller: “Germany.”

    Invasion Of The HTML Body Snatchers

    | Texas, USA | Uncategorized

    (I am in my office when a user comes running to my door.)

    User: “Help! Help! Help!”

    Me: “What’s wrong?”

    User: “Yahoo took over my Firefox!”

    Me: “Wait. What? Yahoo did what?”

    User: “Yahoo. It took over my Firefox! Come look!”

    (We go to her desk and I sit down and launch her Firefox browser.)

    User: “See! No more Firefox! It’s Yahoo.”

    Me: “You still have Firefox. You just accidentally made Yahoo your homepage.”

    User: “Please, just fix it!”

    Gonna Be Hard To Go Back To Memphis

    | Florida, USA | Uncategorized

    Me: “…and what state are you from?”

    Caller: “Memphis.”

    Me: “So, the state of Tennessee?”

    Caller: “No, I’m not from Tennessee! I’m from Memphis!”

    Me: “Sir, Memphis is in the state of Tennessee.”

    Caller: “It shouldn’t be!”

    Mind Your Manners, Mommy

    | London, UK | Top

    (The restaurant I work in offers discount vouchers when customers subscribe in the website. In this case, the voucher was 2 courses for 10. After receiving her bill, a lady comes to me and starts arguing.)

    Customer: “Why is my discount £3 when the voucher is for £10?”

    Me: “Ma’am, the voucher does not give you £10 off your bill. It gives you the two courses for £10.”

    Customer: “No, no! The voucher says £10!”

    (After explaining the promotion for nearly 10 minutes, the manager joins in to help. Finally, the customer’s friend realizes the point of the promo and explains it.)

    Customer: “Oh! I see now.”

    Customer’s 8 year-old son: “Mooooom, it’s time for someone to apologiiiize!”

    Not A Fan Of The Man With A Plan

    | High Point, NC, USA | Uncategorized

    (I am taking an order from a couple. I work in a high-end steakhouse.)

    Me: “What can I get you?”

    Customer: “I’ll have the ribeye. Medium-rare. Bring the steak sauce out BEFORE my steak. I don’t like to wait on someone to bring it.”

    Me: “Okay. What side item would you like?”

    Customer: “I’d like the apples. I want them HOT, because I want to melt butter on them. Butter YOU will bring me.”

    Me: “Sir, our apples are served hot.”

    Customer: “Not every time! Don’t mess with my system!”

    Me: “Okay.”

    Customer: “And a cup of the french onion soup. That’s all.”

    Customer’s wife: “Jeez, honey. You want her to dice your onions for you soup, too?”

    Customer: “You just don’t get my system!”

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