Customers Can Stop You Cold

| Fairfield, CA, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: “Ma’am, I think your frozen yogurt is expired.”

Me: “Really? What brand?”

Customer: “I don’t remember. But it tasted funny last night when I ate it.”

Me: “What was the expiration date?”

Customer: “Not until next month. But it tasted funny. After I put it in the microwave, it was liquid and warm.”

Me: “You put it in the microwave?”

Customer: “Yeah, it’s frozen yogurt! You have to heat it up!”

Provides A Pregnant Pause

| MI, USA | Uncategorized

(I pass by two very young girls, roughly 8 years old.)

Girl, to her friend: “I just had my first child!”

(I stop in my tracks before realizing that the children in question are playing a demo of ‘The Game of Life’.)

A Stone’s Throw Away From Good Behavior

| Rochester, MI, USA | Top

(I am babysitting for a woman who refuses to leave the house. I am outside while her children are playing. She is watching us from the window.)

Me: “[Child’s name], don’t throw rocks. They’re painful.”

(When the child continues to throw the rocks at me, I take the rocks from him and put him in a time-out.)

Mother: *rushing out of the house* “Don’t punish my children! Who do you think you are?”

Me: “Ma’am, my employer requires me to give the children a time-out if they are doing anything dangerous.”

Mother: “Wait, what? I thought you were just here to play with my kids!”

Me: “Well, yes, babysitters usually do some sort of activity with the children.”

Mother: “Why would I hire a babysitter if I’m here?! Why did you come here?”

Me: “Ma’am, you called the company and asked them to send a babysitter to your house.”

Mother: “Don’t punish my children!”

(She chases me out of her yard with a duster. A few weeks later, she calls again for a babysitter. She was going to court because a neighbor’s child was hit in the head with a stone.)

Taking A Gamble

| Toronto, ON, Canada | Uncategorized

Customer: “Recommend the movie I am thinking of!”

Me: “Pardon?”

Customer: “You heard me. Are you deaf? Recommend the movie that I am thinking of!”

(I reach over and put my hand on her head.)

Customer:CASINO!”

Train Trick-ets

| Paris, France | Uncategorized

(At the ticket booth in a Paris subway station.)

Customer: *in very bad French* “Je voudrais deux billets, s’il vous plaît.”(I would like two tickets, please.)

Me: *taking two tickets from a drawer* “Voilà!” (Here you go.)

Customer: “Voilà? I saw you take them out of the drawer!”

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