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    Completely Immersed In The Lesson

    | Frankenmuth, MI, USA | Family & Kids, School

    (I teach swim lessons but my shift hadn’t started yet so I am in normal clothes and standing behind the front desk.)

    Me: “Hey guys, go ahead and get in, I’ll be in to teach in a few minutes.”

    Mother: “ Who are you?”

    Me: “Miss, your son’s swim teacher.  For the past 2 years.”

    Mother: “Oh! I didn’t recognize you with clothes on!”

    The Day The Music Died

    | Santa Maria, CA, USA | Musical Mayhem

    (I am checking out a customer buying an MP3 player.)

    Customer: “Does this come charged?”

    Me: “I don’t think so, why?”

    Customer: “Well, I want to listen to it on the way home.”

    Me: “But there’s nothing on it.”

    Customer: “There’s not? Where’s all the music then?”

    Clearer Than Black And White

    | Ireland | Food & Drink, Language & Words, Tourists/Travel

    Customer: “Can I get a milkshake, please?”

    Me: “What flavor?”

    Customer: “Yeah.”

    Me: “What flavor?”

    Customer: “Yeah.”

    Me: “What flavor?”

    Customer: “Yes!”

    Customers friend: “She said what flavor.”

    Customer: “Oh, I thought she was saying ‘White flavor’. I just thought that’s what they call vanilla in their country!”

    Running Laps Around Your Technical Knowledge

    | New Brunswick, Canada | Technology

    Me: “Okay, sir. Since doing that doesn’t seem to be working, can you please clear your cache and cookies again and restart your computer, please?”

    Caller: “Okay.”

    (I hear fumbling on his line of the phone.)

    Me: “Sir, just a quick question. Are you on a desktop computer or a laptop?”

    Caller: “It’s on a desk.”

    Me: “Okay, next question, does the monitor fold down onto the keyboard?”

    Caller: “I don’t know.”

    Me: “Does the monitor and keyboard have wires going from them to a big box with lights on it?”

    Caller: “That’s way too technical for me to understand.”

    Me: “Can you take it around with you around your home?”

    Caller: “I’ve heard of flexible computer that people can fold up and take with them everywhere.”

    Me: “That’s a laptop sir. Is that what you have?”

    Caller: “I still can’t login!”

    Curiosity Feeds The Cat

    | Victoria, Australia | Pets & Animals

    Customer: “Can you help me please?”

    Me: “Yes, of course, what can I do for you?”

    Customer: “Well, I want to buy some food for my cat, but mine doesn’t look like the one on the packet. Can I still feed it to him?”

    Me: “Yes sir, of course.”

    Customer: “Wow, really? Thanks!”

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