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  • Bird Brained, Part 3

    | Wyoming, USA |

    Customer: “I need a handbook about cockatiels.”

    Me: “Well we have some books on cockatiels right here, what did you need to know?”

    Customer: “I think my bird is pregnant. I need to know how to tell if my bird is pregnant.”

    Me: “Well this one has information about breeding and hatching eggs.”

    Customer: “I guess that will work. Will that tell me how to tell what sex my bird is?”

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    Land Of The Free, Home Of The Naive

    | Virginia, USA |

    (I get a call from a new renter with whom I had signed a lease contract with the previous night.)

    Me: “Thanks for calling [apartments]! How may I help you?”

    Renter: “My name is *** and I just signed the lease last night. I want to cancel it.”

    Me: “Cancel? I’m sorry, but the lease is a binding contract between yourself and the management company as we discussed.”

    Renter: “What! I don’t want it! Just cancel it!”

    Me: “Well, there are some options. We can try to rent the apartment to another tenant to end your lease early, or, if you happen to qualify for a job or military transfer–”

    Renter: “I can’t believe you’re doing this to me. I can’t believe that in the United States of America, I can sign a legal document, and not get out of it!” *hangs up*

    One Ink To Rule Them All

    | Burlington, ON, Canada |

    Customer: “I’d like a cartridge for my printer, please.”

    Me: “Yes, of course. Which one would you like?”

    Customer: “The one for my printer.”

    Me: “Which printer is it?”

    Customer: “The one that sits on my desk.”

    Me: “What type of printer is it?”

    Customer: “The one that sits on my desk.”

    Me: “Do you know the type or the cartridge number? Did you bring the cartridge with you?”

    Customer: “No. It sits on my desk. You must know which one it is!”

    Me: “I’m sorry, I don’t. All of these cartridges are for different types of printers, and I’ll need to know what type of printer you have.”

    Customer: “It sits at my desk! You have to know! I bought it here last year!”

    Me: “We sell hundreds of printers each year. Is it HP, Lexmark, or Epson?”

    Customer: “Look, I bought it here! I need a cartridge and I want it for the printer that sits on my desk!”

    Me: “I’m very sorry, ma’am, but unless you know the kind of printer you have, I can’t help you.”

    Customer: “What horrible service! I’m never coming back here again!” *storms out*

    It’s A Fashion Emergency

    | Virginia, USA |

    Me: “Apartment maintenance line, how may I help you?”

    Caller: “Yes, I put too many clothes on the clothes hanger rack in my closet and it fell down.”

    Me: “Okay, let me get your information and I’ll send a maintenance tech over. What’s your apartment number?”

    Caller: *gives number* “When is he coming over?”

    Me: “Looks like it will be about an hour, maybe a little less.”

    Caller: “But this is an emergency! My clothes are all over the floor!”

    Me: “I’m sorry, sir. He’ll be there within an hour to install a better rack for you. It shouldn’t take long for him to do that. Could you provide me with your apartment number?”

    Caller: “Where am I supposed to put my clothes? This is an emergency! I’m calling someone else!” *hangs up*

    The Answer May Shock You

    | Roswell, GA, USA |

    Me: “Thank you for calling [pool supply store], how may I help you?”

    Customer: “Hi, I think I may have a problem with my pool.”

    Me: “Can you describe the problem?”

    Customer: “Well, I reached into my skimmer this morning to clean it, and I got shocked so bad that I got thrown against the fence. So I went around to the other side and that skimmer shocked me too! What do you think is wrong?”

    Me: “Sounds like there is a short in your electrical equipment. You should shut down all power to the pool and call an electrician right away.”

    Customer: “So is it safe to swim?”

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