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    Racists: At Least Get Your Countries Straight

    | Stockholm, Sweden |

    (I am a student in Sweden and I just finished making a transaction for a nice Japanese couple at a tourist center. Another tourist comes up.)

    Me, in Swedish: “Can I help you?”

    Customer, in English: “Sure, can you tell me about…” *mumbles*

    Me, in English: “Can you repeat that, please?”

    Customer: “Shut up! Don’t you dare mock me! You can’t speak American, you Chino!”

    Me: “I’m Russian.”

    Customer: “Well, you still can’t speak American!”

    Me: “I was raised in the UK. And it’s called English.”

    Customer: *storms out*

    Boss: “What the f*** was that about?!”

    Speak For Yourself

    | Columbus, OH, USA |

    Customer: “Excuse me!”

    Me: “How can I help you, sir?”

    Customer: “My wife sent me in here to pick up some chestnut brown and I can’t find it.”

    Me: “Okay, is that makeup or hair color?”

    Customer: “I don’t know, she just said chestnut brown.”

    Me: “Do you happen to remember the brand name?”

    Customer: “No! She just said chestnut brown. Weren’t you listening?”

    Me: “Well, it sounds like hair dye to me. Let’s have a look.”

    (We both go to the hair coloring aisle and I start to look through every shade in every brand. The man does not help at all; it takes me ten minutes.)

    Me: “Here you go sir, this is Garnier Hair Color, chestnut brown.”

    Customer: “Are you sure that’s it? I don’t want to go home and have to come back.”

    Me: “You could call your wife and ask her.”

    Customer: “She’s not at home. Oh wait, hold on.”

    (He pulls a piece of paper from his pocket and begins to read it.)

    Customer: “Yep, Garnier chestnut brown. That’s it!”

    Me: “Sir, no offense, but you could have saved us a lot of time by reading that note in the first place.”

    Customer: “That’s the problem with this country, nobody wants to work anymore!”

    Me: “Yeah, that’s our problem.”

    Thank God For Better Halves

    | Calgary, AB, Canada |

    (An older customer calls in for tech support with his satellite receiver.)

    Me: “Okay, your signal strength is pretty good.”

    Customer: “Right.”

    Me: “Let’s just verify all your channels are coming in.”

    Customer: “Okay.”

    Me: “Can you please put it on channel 400?”

    Customer: “No problem, hold on.” *dials 4-0-0 into the telephone*

    Customer’s wife: “Give me that!”

    (She gets control of the phone.)

    Customer’s wife: *laughing* “So sorry, he’s such an idiot!”

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    Ask A Stupid Question, Part 4

    | Sault Ste Marie, MI, USA |

    (Back in high school, I used to work for a tourist shop downtown. In the park, there is a large fountain that sprays water roughly 8 feet high. This lady comes in one day with her children in tow.)

    Customer: “What’s that fountain for in the park?”

    Me: “What?”

    Customer: “That fountain, right next to the locks. What’s that for?”

    Me: “The fountain in the park?”

    Customer: “Yeah. What’s that for? It’s part of the locks, right?”

    Me: “No, it’s just a fountain.”

    Customer: “But what does it DO?”

    Me: “It sprays water up and looks pretty?”

    Customer: “Yeah, but what does it DO? It’s part of the locks right?”

    Me: “Uh… no. It’s just a fountain. It’s there for decoration.”

    Customer: “But what does it DO?”

    Me: *sarcastically* “It… drains the locks.”

    Customer: “OH! That’s so cool! Do you have any souvenirs of the fountain?”

    Me:“… No. It’s a fountain.”

    Customer: “Oh. Well, you should.”

    (She leaves with her kids and several tacky souvenirs. I turn to my coworker.)

    Me: “Did that just happen?”

    Coworker: “We have to remember that one.”

    (And that’s what we told tourists from then on: the fountain drains the locks. That is, until we decided it was more fun to tell them it filters the Great Lakes.)

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    A Good Ol’ Fashioned A** Whoopin’

    | Philadelphia, PA, USA | Top

    Me: “Sir, would you like to use any coupons today?”

    Customer: “Yes, I’ve been saving them. Here you go!”

    (He hands me a coupon that had expired five years previously.)

    Me: “Sir, your coupon is expired.”

    Customer: “WHAT?! What do you mean its expired? You f***ing b****, you’re just trying to steal my f***ing money! You’re trying to rob me! You and this f***ing company are trying to steal my f***ing money!”

    (The customer attempts to climb over the counter and attack me. Thankfully, my manager intercepts him.)

    Manager: “Sir, I need you to come with me.”

    (My manager hauls the customer off counter by the back of his collar and drags him outside. Ten minutes pass, and he comes back in hauling a very disheveled customer by the shirt.)

    Customer: “Your manager told me that I need to apologize to you. I’m sorry for yelling.”

    Manager: “Now, apologize for cursing at her.”

    Customer: “I’m sorry for cursing at you.”

    Manager: “Now, what’s our policy on expired coupons?”

    Customer: “You don’t accept them.”

    Manager, to me: “Is he forgiven, or would you like to have him arrested?”

    Me: “No, it’s okay. ”

    Manager, to customer: “Now get out, and don’t come back.” *throws customer out*

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