Needs A Good Dressing Down

| Poulsbo, WA, USA | Uncategorized

(I am making a customer a salad. She is listing off what she wants on it.)

Me: “So that was oil, vinegar, and honey mustard for the dressings?”

Customer: “Yes, please.”

(I proceed to put them on.)

Customer: “I didn’t want honey mustard.”

Me: “I just asked you if you wanted it, and you said yes.”

Customer: “I never said I wanted it.”

(To avoid confrontation, I set it aside and make a new one. I finish putting all the dressings on, except the honey mustard.)

Me: “Sorry about that. Would you like anything else on it?”

Customer: “You know what, I will try some honey mustard on it after all.”

Best Just Throw In The Towel On This One

| Woodland Park, NJ, USA | Uncategorized

(A customer comes up to the register with two hand towels. They are on clearance.)

Customer: “The sign said these were buy one, get one free.”

Me: “Well, actually they’re clearance. So you’re saving $2.”

Customer: “I want what the sign says.”

Me: “I’m sorry about the sign being wrong, but you’re actually saving more money by them being on clearance.”

Customer: “You’re not listening to what I’m saying. I don’t care about saving money.”

(I charge her the extra two dollars.)

Ah, Children

| Calgary, AB, Canada | Top

(A customer approaches with her 2 year old son in arms, and her 5 year old daughter. As she is about to order, a customer from a few minutes earlier storms in front of her. She is yelling and screaming incoherently, and throws her drink on the counter.)

Daughter, to her mother: “Mummy, why is the lady yelling?”

Mother: “Never mind it, she’s just being rude.”

(The little girl scowls, and points at the customer.)

Daughter: “You cut that out right now! You need to be more polite!”

(Taking example from his sister, the toddler starts pointing and yelling.)

Toddler: “BAD! BAD!”

(The irate customer is embarrassed. She shuts up and storms out. The little girl gets a free hot chocolate.)

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When Intelligence Is Tempered

| OK, USA | Uncategorized

(I am talking to a customer about vaccines for dogs.)

Me: “The normal shots we give annually are distemper, parvo, rabies, and bordatella.”

Customer: “Okay. I wanted to be sure the distemper shot was part of it. My dog needs that.”

Me: “Okay. Would you like me to make an appointment for you?”

Customer: “Sure. Now, how long after the distemper shot will it take effect?”

Me: “What do you mean, take effect?”

Customer: “How long until my dog is nicer?”

An Abbreviation Abberation

| Humboldt, CA, USA | Uncategorized

(I’ve just finished making a sandwich for a customer. I am new at this, so he double checks what I do.)

Customer: “Did you forget anything?”

Me: “No, sir.”

Customer: “Are you sure? You remembered the cucumbers and turkey?”

Me: “Yes.”

Customer: “And the lettuce?”

Me: “And the tomatoes, pickles, mustard and mayo, sir. It’s written on the–”

Customer: “Mayo? What the h*** is that? And you left out the mayonnaise! Why did you do that?”

Me: “But, that’s what I said.”

Customer: “No! You said mayo! That’s not what I wanted!”

Me: “I put in mayonnaise. Mayo is just an abbreviation.”

Customer: “Abbreviation? What’s that, some kind of fruit?”

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