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Not Thinking Inside The Box

| Nashville, TN, USA | Uncategorized

(This takes place when people still primarily use VCRs. A customer comes in, rents three tapes, and leaves. He comes back in the store, very upset.)

Customer: “You rented me the wrong size tapes!” *slams three video boxes onto the counter*

Me: “Sir, we only carry VHS tapes. Did you get a BetaMax?”

Customer: “I know what a VHS is! But, these don’t fit!”

Me: “Okay, let me check them.”

Customer: “Go ahead, try to put them in your machine!”

(I take the first box, open it, and begin to insert it into the front of the VCR.)

Customer: “Oh, you mean you have to take them out of the box first?”

Thinking Outside The Box
Not Thinking Outside The Box, Part 3
Not Thinking Outside The Box, Part 2
Not Thinking Outside The Box

Drawing A Blanc

| Georgia, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: “I need to return this paint.  It’s the wrong color.”

Me: “What color did you need?”

Customer: “I needed white. This is blanco.”

Me: “Sir, this is a gallon of white paint. ‘Blanco’ is white in Spanish.”

Customer: “I don’t need Spanish white.”

Busted As Charged

| Madison, WI, USA | Uncategorized

Caller: “I have an unauthorized charge on my account!”

Me: “Which charge is it?”

Caller: “The one from [restaurant known for waitresses with ample sized busts]. That was a Sunday…I would never go there on a Sunday! Someone must have stolen my card. This is so insulting, to have this charge on there. I need you to remove it immediately!”

Me: “Sir, the date on your account summary is the date the charge cleared your account. The actual date of the transaction at the establishment was two days before, on Friday.”

Caller: “Oh…then that was me.”

The Only Thing It Swallowed Was Her Pride

| St. Augustine, FL, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: “Oh miss, I have a problem.”

Me: “What can I help you with?”

Customer: “The ATM took my card. It says here though that its invalid, and my card is out of date, so maybe that’s why.”

(I get the keys to the ATM and open it up.)

Me: “I’m sorry, but your card is not in there. Are you sure it took it?”

Customer: “No, it did, it did! *pulls out an ATM card* “It looks like this! Oh wait…this is my card. Never mind.”

Even Professors Fail At Pass(Words)

| St. Paul, MN, USA | Uncategorized

(I am a student worker at my university’s IT help desk. Professors’ passwords are set to expire every 90 days. A professor having connection problems informs me he hasn’t changed his password in months.)

Me: “Oh, okay! I think that’s the issue here. Your password has probably expired and…”

Professor: “Expired?!”

Me: “Yes, they’re set to expire every 90 days for security.”

Professor: “90 days! Why don’t you tell us these things?”

Me:”I’m so sorry, usually we email professors at the beginning of term.”

Professor: “Well, you didn’t tell me! I didn’t get any emails from you people!”

Me: “I’m very sorry. Let me reset your password for you now so that you can connect.”

(I reset his password and write it down for him.)

Professor: “What the h*** is this?”

Me: “That’s the pound sign.”

Professor: “I know what it is! Why is it in my password?”

Me: “It’s a regulation from our administration. Your password has to have letters, numbers and special characters.”

Professor: “And when were you planning on telling us this?”

Me: “There should have been an email last week.”

Professor: “There was no email! Seriously, do you do anything? Where’s your boss? I need to speak with him.”

Me: “He’s out right now.”

Professor: “You need to let me know the moment he gets back.”

Me: “Of course. How should we notify you? We can send you an email?”

Professor: “Don’t email me. God! I never read those. Call my office phone.”

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