Not So Sweet Sixteen

| Melbourne, Australia | Family & Kids, Uncategorized

Customer: “Hi! I’m looking to buy an MP3 player for my daughter.”

Me: “Sure, what capacity were you looking at?”

Customer: “Hold on.”

(She takes out a sheet of paper with size specifications and a rather juvenile depiction of the device and hands it to me.)

Me: *laughs* “Aww, that’s cute! How old is your daughter?”

Customer: “Sixteen.”

Me: “Oh.”

Customer: “Oh, don’t worry! She’s a little kooky.”

Did They Even Finish Elementary, My Dear Watson?

| NJ, USA | Books & Reading, Uncategorized

Caller: “Hi I’m looking for the hounds…er hound of baskerville?”

Me: “Oh, of course. You mean the Sherlock Holmes novel?”

Caller: “Oh, my! I didn’t know Sherlock Holmes actually wrote that one!”

There Is Norway I Can Understand You

| Trondheim, Norway | Family & Kids, Language & Words, Top, Tourists/Travel

(A young boy, about 12, is walking around confused.)

Me: *in Norwegian* “Where are your parents?”

Child: *clearly British* “Why the heck do people here assume I speak bloody Norwegian?”

Me: *in English* “You’re in Norway.”

Child: “Oh, yeah.”

It’s Going To Be One Of Those Days, Part 2

| Orlando, FL, USA | Bizarre, Uncategorized

Me: “Thank you, ma’am. Have a great day!”

Customer: “You too! Oh, not you too. You have to work!”

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It’s Going To Be One Of Those Days

Getting To The Out Source Of The Matter

| Tempe, AZ, USA | Language & Words, Technology, Uncategorized

Me: “Hello, you have reached [business name]. This is [name]. How can I help you?”

Caller: “Oh, thank God! I was just talking to some mush mouth who couldn’t speak English right at all. You shouldn’t outsource; do your employers outsource? People can’t understand you when you outsource.”

Me: “Well, I am sorry for that. How can I help you?”

Caller: “I want my password. That mush mouth changed it, and now I can’t log in.”

Me: “I am sorry, ma’am. May I have your ID and what you want your password to be?”

Caller: “Just change it back to what it was.”

Me: “Well, I apologize, but I can not do that. For security reasons we can not see a password, only set it to something else. I can set it to a default or anything you request.”

Caller: “Well, I am requesting the old password. Just fix it.”

Me: “I am sorry, ma’am, but it’s impossible for me to know.”

Caller: “Well, my internet knows. It tries to use the password. Just take it from that.”

Me: “I can not take a password from your browser. If your login was working, why did you call to change your password?”

Caller: “The news told me people can take that information and steal all your files, so I was worried.”

Me: “Ma’am, your information is safe, I assure you.”

Caller: “Then why can’t you just change my password back to ‘Password’?”

Me: “Your old password was ‘Password’?”

Caller: “Yes.”

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