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    Be Careful What You Ask For, Part 4

    | Missouri, USA |

    Customer: “Yes, I’ll have a beer and my wife will have a diet cola.”

    Me: “Sir, we have over 80 beers to choose from. Did you know which one you wanted? Maybe I can make a suggestion for you.”

    Customer: “Just bring me whatever you like.”

    Me: *returns with beer* “Here you are, sir.”

    Customer: “This isn’t what I ordered! Let me speak to your manager.”

    Manager: “Is there a problem?”

    Customer: “This little a**hole brought me a beer I didn’t ask for.”

    Manager: “What did you order? I’ll go get one for you.”

    Customer: “I said to bring me whatever it is he drinks.”

    Manager & me: “…”

    Customer: “Oh…”

    Related:
    Be Careful What You Ask For, Part 3
    Be Careful What You Ask For, Part 2
    Be Careful What You Ask For

    The Good Excuses Have All Dried Up

    | Beaumont, TX, USA |

    (This phone call happened a month after hurricane Ike came through, and one of our clients missed his court date.)

    Me: “Sir, why did you miss your court date?”

    Client: “I’m not going back to jail! I missed court because I’m not back from the evaporation yet.”

    Me: “Uh…what?”

    Client: “I had to evaporate up north.”

    Me: “…really? Evaporate? How did you do that? Was it painful?”

    Client: “No! We rode a bus! What don’t you understand about having to evaporate?! I’m not going back to jail!”

    Me: *sigh*

    Nature: Not OSHA Compliant

    | New Jersey, USA |

    Customer: “Excuse me…how deep is the water?”

    Me: “Um…you mean the ocean?”

    Customer: “Yes. How deep is it?”

    Me: “I’m not quite sure what you mean.”

    Customer: “HOW DEEP IS THE WATER?!”

    Me: “It’s the ocean, ma’am.”

    Customer: “OK, well, how deep is the deepest part?”

    Me: “Very, very deep.”

    Customer: “Can I touch the bottom?”

    Me: “No.”

    Customer: “That’s not safe.”

    Me: “It’s much shallower near the shore. It gets deeper the farther out you go.”

    Customer: “That is definitely not safe. You should fix that.”

    Me: “I’ll tell my boss.”

    Customer: “Thanks.” *walks away*

    It’s The Thought Of The Thought That Counts

    | London, UK |

    (A customer was buying some fancy wrapping paper. They placed it on the counter to buy and this exchange occurred.)

    Customer: “Can you be really careful folding this up?”

    Me: “Of course.”

    Customer: “Actually, can you roll it up? And wrap a bit of tissue paper around it?”

    Me: “OK…”

    Customer: “And can you wrap another piece of gift wrap around it?”

    Me: “Er…OK.” *pause* “So you want me to gift wrap your gift wrap?”

    Customer: “Precisely!”

    Me: “…”

    Unholier Than Thou

    | Stockton, CA, USA |

    Me: “Thank you for your purchase, Mr. [customer's name]!”

    (Out of nowhere, the guy literally goes insane and starts to jump over the counter, screaming…)

    Customer: “How dare you take my name in vain!”

    (Luckily, my manager is a bouncer for his second job and walks over.)

    My manager: “What’s going on?”

    Customer: “Nothing…” *back to normal, leaves quietly*

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