November Theme Of The Month: Black Friday!

No Civility, No Social Graces, No Service

| North Carolina, USA | Money, Uncategorized

(I am required to ask to see a customer’s credit card and ID if they make a credit purchase over $25.)

Me: “Can I see your card and ID, please, sir?”

Customer: “If my father were here, he’d call you a b****.”

Me: “If your father were here, I’d ask him to leave.”

Customer: *blank stare*

Me: “I don’t tolerate that kind of language. Please leave.”

Customer: *glares at me awhile longer, but eventually leaves the store*

Gluing Up Appearances

| North Carolina, USA | Food & Drink, Math & Science, Uncategorized

(This happened while I was working at an upscale restaurant in North Carolina. It’s during one of the worst droughts in history.)

Me: “Alright, ma’am, here is your table. It’s right by the window as requested.”

Customer: “Can we have another table?”

Me: “Well, ma’am, I’d be glad to move you to another table, but this is the only one available near a window.”

Customer: “Well, I just don’t want to look out at the dead tree.”

Me: “Dead tree?”

Customer: “Yes, you see that dead tree out there? Honestly, your groundskeeper should be doing a better job.”

Me: “Ma’am, it’s because we are currently in a drought.”

Customer: “So? He should at least water it.”

Me: “Ma’am, it’s against the law to water lawns and trees right now.”

Customer: “Well, he should at least go and glue some fake leaves to the tree!”

Time To Get Your Head(er) Checked

| Logan, UT, USA | At The Checkout, Funny Names, Uncategorized

(Note that I am wearing a name tag with my name on it. At the top of our receipts, it says ‘Your Cashier Was’ and lists my name)

Customer: *looks at receipt* “Your name’s Footer? That’s a strange name.”

Me: “Uh, no. My name’s [name], like it says on my name tag. Why would you think my name was Footer?”

Customer: “Because this receipt says your name is Footer!”

Me: “May I see that?”

Customer: *hands me the receipt*

Me: “It has the right name here at the top.”

Customer: “No, down at the bottom.”

(I look at the bottom of the receipt. It says “Footer: Thank you for shopping at [store], have a nice day!)

iNeed A Raise

| Charleston, SC, USA | Technology, Uncategorized

Me: “Hi, how can I help you?”

Customer: “My iPhone doesn’t work, and those idiots in the phone department couldn’t help me.”

Me: “May I take a look?”

Customer: “Here it is. It won’t make phone calls.” *hands it to me*

Me: “Ma’am, this is an iPod Touch.”

Customer: “That’s exactly what that dumba** in the phone department told me. God, are all you people stupid?! iPods look like this!” *holds up an iPod Classic*

Me: “That’s an iPod Classic. These are the new touch screen ones. May I see the box it came in?”

Customer: “What? Here, fine.” *hands me the box*

Me: “Ma’am, can you read this to me please?”

(I flip the box to where the label clearly says iPod.)

Customer: “What, are you blind too?! It says iP-…oh. Oh! Well, don’t I feel like a b****.” *walks off*

Next customer: “Whatever they’re paying you, it’s not enough.”

Our Great Dumbocracy, Part 3

| Framingham, MA, USA | At The Checkout, Politics, Uncategorized

(We’ve just recently switched to a new system where receipts are optional.)

Me: “…and would you like a receipt today?”

Customer: “What?”

Me: “We’re now only printing receipts if you’d like one, in order to save paper. Would you like a receipt?”

Customer: “Of course I want my receipt! You know, it’s young punks like you who do all your online banking who are responsible for 9-11! You should be ashamed of yourself!”

Our Great Dumbocracy, Part 2
Our Great Dumbocracy