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    Environ-mental

    | Toronto, ON, Canada | At The Checkout, Math & Science, Uncategorized

    Me: “Ma’am, would you like a bag to carry any of these items?”

    Customer: “No, I’m an environmentalist. I don’t want to add to destroy our environment.”

    Me: “Ma’am, security for this store requests that everyone at least receive a bag to know that you’ve bought items here.”

    Customer: “You can’t tell me that I have to take a bag and I won’t have it. I refuse to contribute to the garbage problem!”

    Me: “Fine, would you like to keep these hangers that your clothes came with?”

    Customer: “No, just throw them out.”

    Thankful For A Thankless Job

    | Florida, USA | Movies & TV, Uncategorized

    (I am working behind the concession stand on Thanksgiving day.)

    Me: “How can I help you?”

    Customer: “Can I buy some of that food over there?”

    (They point to the employee’s Thanksgiving food we have to eat between shows.)

    Me: “No, sir, I’m sorry it’s not for sale.”

    Customer: “Why not? That’s ridiculous.”

    Me: “Our families brought us that food for Thanksgiving since we have to be here instead of celebrating with them. I can’t sell it to you.”

    Customer: “You’re so selfish!”

    They Cry Real Tears Too

    | Keene, NH, USA | Extra Stupid, Uncategorized

    (I watch as a customer unfolds every single shirt at a table, holds it up, and then puts it back. She walks to the next table and I begin refolding the shirts.)

    Customer: “Oh, wow!”

    Me: “Is something wrong, ma’am?”

    Customer: “No, nothing. I just didn’t realize they got real people to fold the shirts!”

    Empty Cans, Even Emptier Stomachs

    | Ontario, Canada | Religion, Uncategorized

    (My friends and I are going door to door collecting cans for a food drive at our church.)

    Me: “Hello, we are collecting cans of food for [church]. Would you like to donate?”

    Teenage Girl: “So you guys take cans. What about pop cans?”

    Me: “No, we only take canned foods.”

    Teenage Girl: “Are you sure? I have some pop cans I don’t need.”

    Me: “No, we only accept canned foods.”

    Teenage Girl: “Okay, I’ll be right back.”

    (The girl closes the door and bangs around inside for a couple minutes. Then she opens the door with a handful of cans.)

    Teenage Girl: “Here are the cans. I grabbed some pop cans too.”

    (We look at the cans she gave us, and realize that they are all empty.)

    Teenage Girl: *to her mom* “I took out the recycling, Mom!”

    PEBCAK, Episode IV

    | Connecticut, USA | Technology, Uncategorized

    (The head of a department wants her word processor upgraded to the latest version.)

    Manager: *on phone* “Okay, I’ll send Jeff over to upgrade you. Please back up all your documents, because he’s going to delete the existing version and install the new one.”

    (I go to her office.)

    Me: “Hi, I’m here to upgrade [word processor] for you. Have you backed up your documents?”

    Customer: “Of course I have.”

    Me: “Great!”

    (I wipe out the existing directory and install the new version. A few minutes before I get back to the faculty computing center, the phone rings.)

    Customer: on phone “Where are all my letters and papers? They’re all gone!”

    Manager: “Jeff says you backed up your documents.”

    Customer: “Well, I didn’t know what you guys meant by that. I didn’t want to look stupid, so I said yes.”

    Related:
    PEBCAK, Episode III
    PEBCAK, Episode II
    Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

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