October Theme Of The Month: Halloween!

Weeding Out The Good Customers

| Outer Banks, NC, USA | Hotels & Lodging, Uncategorized

(It is a slow night and I am working with a co-worker when a guy walks in.)

Co-Worker: “Hi! How can I help you?”

Customer: “Do you have a room for tonight?”

Co-Worker: “Just tonight?”

Customer: “Yes.”

Co-Worker: “How many in your party?”

Customer: “Just one.”

Co-Worker: “Do you have a smoking preference?”

Customer: “Weed?”

Me: *just hearing the last part of the conversation* “What?”

Co-Worker: “We’re keeping him.”

Excuses That Don’t Hold Water

| Orlando, FL, USA | Hotels & Lodging, Liars & Scammers, Uncategorized

Me: “Thanks for calling [hotel], how can I help you?”

Customer: “I need a room next weekend. My kid has a swim meet down there.”

Me: “Okay. Rooms with two doubles are going for $135.”

Customer: “Give me a corporate rate on that room.”

Me: “Sir, corporate rates are for business travel. You just told me you were coming for a swim meet.”

Customer: “Well, uh, I sell swimsuits!”

Logic That Doesn’t Hold Water

Fruity Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

| Scottsdale, AZ, USA | Crazy Requests, Health & Body, Uncategorized

(I work front desk and am checking in a new patient. Note that I am a lesbian, wearing a clearly visible pentagram necklace, and am in a 5 year relationship.)

Me: “Good morning! Go ahead and sign in and I’ll let the doctor know you’re here.”

Patient: “Your eyes are gorgeous!”

Me: “Thanks. Have a seat while I look through your paperwork.”

Patient: *doesn’t move*

Me: “Ma’am?”

Patient: “Your eyes are really just so beautiful. I can see the power of God in you. You are truly an angel, do you know that?”

Me: “I…get that a lot?”

Patient: “Are you single?”

Me: “No.”

Patient: “Are you sure? Is it serious?”

Me: “Yeah, pretty serious.”

Patient: “Oh, but you’ll just love my son. You have to meet him as soon as he gets back from his Mormon mission!”

Me: “Uhm…”

Patient: “Are you sure you can’t consider breaking up with your boyfriend?”

Me: “I really don’t think she’d take that well.”

Patient: “What?”

Me: “I said I really don’t think I’m allowed to date patients or their family members.”

Patient: “Oh…but do think about it. Your eyes are really just so pure! He’d really be perfect for you!”

(She called several weeks later to say she’d been committed to a mental hospital.)

Sadly, There Is No Cure For Rudeness

| North Battleford, SK, Canada | At The Checkout, Health & Body, Top

(I have psoriasis, a hereditary condition which leaves me with large red patches on my scalp. This occurs while I am waiting in line at a convenience store with a woman standing behind me.)

Customer: "What’s wrong with you?"

Me: "I beg your pardon?"

Customer: "Those ugly blotches all over your head. What do you have?"

Me: "Oh, it’s a highly contagious flesh eating disease. Very painful."

Customer: "Oh my gosh! Really? How contagious is it?"

Me: "Well, you probably already have it."

Customer: *rushes out of the store in a panic*

Take It Away, Uncle Sam

| New Zealand | Food & Drink, Language & Words, Tourists/Travel, Uncategorized

(Fast food places are often referred to as takeaway stores in New Zealand.)

Me: “Hello and welcome to [fast food]. May I take your order?”

Customer: “So, what is a tar… key… ah… way…?”

Me: “Um, takeaways. As in food you can take away.”

Customer: “Oh, is it a Maori word?”

Me: “No sir. It’s an English word. May I ask, are you from out of New Zealand?”

Customer: “Yes, I’m from America, but you’re lying about takeaways being an English word. I’ve been to Canada and they don’t use it there!”

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