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    A Brief Question

    | Scotland, United Kingdom | Spouses & Partners, Uncategorized

    (I am working in a lingerie department and a male customer approaches me.)

    Customer: “Hi, I need help with something.”

    Me: “Sure what are you looking for?”

    Customer: “I need a bra for my wife.”

    (We go through different types and styles.)

    Me: “So what size is she?”

    Customer: “What do you mean?”

    Me: “Is she an A,B,C? How big is her back size?”

    Customer: “Well she’s smaller than you, not that you’re not pretty!”

    Me: “Right, okay. Is she the same shape as any of the other girls here?”

    (Finally we find a 32C bra and he wanders off happy. Ten minutes later he comes back up to me, slightly flustered.)

    Customer: “I cant find 32C panties!”

    Chinchilla, I Choose You

    | San Diego, CA, USA | Pets & Animals, Uncategorized

    Customer: “Hi, I’m looking for a pet for my daughter. I think she’d like one of those furry things. You know, a pikachu?”

    Me: *pause* “A pikachu?”

    Customer: “Yeah, you know. It looks like a hamster and a rabbit put together.”

    Me: “Do you mean a chinchilla?”

    Customer: “Yeah! That’s it!”

    Magic Marker

    | Victoria, BC, Canada | Food & Drink, Uncategorized

    Customer: “Excuse me, I want a piece of this cheese but the only one you have expires tomorrow.”

    Me: “Sorry, it looks like we’re sold out of that kind. Our truck comes in tomorrow though.”

    Customer: *holding out the piece of cheese* “Well just put more days on it then!”

    Me: “Pardon?”

    Customer: “Just put more days on this piece!”

    Me: “You want me to print a new label with a different expiration date?”

    Customer: “Yeah!”

    Me: “Ma’am, no matter what the label says, the cheese is going to expire tomorrow.”

    Customer: “That’s just stupid!”

    Try Telling That To The Banks

    | Garland, TX, USA | At The Checkout, Money, Uncategorized

    (I am working the returns counter when a couple walks in with a set of weights.)

    Me: “How can we help you today?”

    Customer: “Yeah, we need to return this. It’s the wrong color.”

    Me: “Okay, do you have your receipt?”

    Customer: “Yes. But we’re going to do an exchange for something cheaper. Is it alright if we get what’s left over on a gift card?”

    Me: “Sure.”

    (The couple go shopping and come back. We go through the transaction.)

    Me: “Alright, so $60.00 will be credited back. Do you have the credit card you used?”

    Customer: “But we wanted the extra on a gift card.”

    Me: “Yes, but since theft is a common problem, it’s store policy to check your ID first.  I just need to verify that you have the original card.”

    Customer: “But we want the extra on a gift card.  Do you understand? What’s left over, on a gift card!”

    Me: “Yes, I understand, but I need to see the original card first.”

    Customer: “But I don’t have it. I don’t own that card!”

    Me: “Then I’m afraid we can’t do this transaction.”

    Customer: “No, you don’t understand. I want what’s left over on a gift card, so that my wife can use it!”

    Me: “Yes, but sir, it’s illegal for us to take somebody else’s money without their permission.”

    Customer: “God D*****! Since when do you need permission to get somebody else’s money?”

    Thick Accents, Thicker Heads

    | New Zealand | Books & Reading, Movies & TV, Tourists/Travel, Uncategorized

    (A teenage girl enters the library.)

    Me: “Hi, do you need help?”

    Customer: “Oh, yeah, I’m looking for a book.”

    Me: “Okay. Are you a member of this library or any other Wellington library?”

    Customer: “Oh, no. I’m here with my mother for the US summer ’cause I live with Dad in Florida.”

    Me: “We can sign you up to the library for free and issue you a card. The card will cost two dollars.”

    Customer: “Okay.”

    Me: “So, what book were you looking for?”

    Customer: “Twilight. Have you heard of it? Most people in America have read it, but I’m not sure if it’s here.”

    Me: “Oh, yeah. It was quite big for a while. My sister loved it.”

    Customer: “It’s my second favorite book ever, after Eclipse.”

    Me: “Oh, did you leave your copy in America?”

    Customer: “No, I just wanted a copy from here because everyone here has really funny accents  and I wanted to know how that would change the story.”

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