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    Fowl Play

    , | New Orleans, LA, USA | Top

    (A customer comes in to return a powerhorn. We’re often wary of these returns, as customers often put them under their car to increase their radio’s volume and blow them out within a day.)

    Customer: “I don’t need this. I didn’t open it.”

    Coworker: “Okay, let me take a look at it…”

    (The packaging HAS been opened, but it still might not be a big deal. However, my coworker finds a chicken bone in the box.)

    Coworker: “Ma’am, I think you left something in here.”

    Customer: “Oh! That’s my lunch!”

    Coworker: “You said you didn’t open it?”

    Customer: “Yeah.”

    Coworker: “But there’s a chicken bone in the box. And the wiring has been cut. And the unit is cracked.”

    Customer: “It CAME like that.”

    Coworker: “With a chicken bone in the box?!”

    Customer: “YEAH!”

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    The Infomercials Must Love You

    | Bay Area, CA, USA |

    (A customer comes up to the register with her sandwich purchase, which had sun-dried tomatoes on it.)

    Customer: “Do you make the sun-dried tomatoes here?”

    Me, jokingly: “Yes, we have several lawn chairs in back. We cut the tomatoes into little strips and leave them out there for a week or two. ”

    Customer: “Really?!”

    Me: “No, I was just kidding. We get them from a distributor. ”

    Customer: “Well, that’s not nice of you at all! When I was growing up I was always taught to believe things I was told by salespeople!”

    And The Angels Sang

    | Sandy, OR, USA |

    Me, on overhead: “Good evening shoppers, the time is now 11 PM and your shopping center is now closed for the evening. Please bring all final purchases to the lit registers and thank you for shopping with us. Good night.”

    (5 minutes later…)

    Customer: “Can I still check out?”

    Cashier next to me: “Yes, come on in.”

    Customer: “I need to check some prices on a few items, can you do that for me?”

    Cashier: “I think everyone in that department has gone home, but I can check for you.”

    (10 minutes later…)

    Cashier: “That will be $174.34, please.”

    Customer: “Oh, I don’t have enough money. Can I write you an IOU? I shop here all the time.”

    Cashier: “I’m sorry, we can’t take IOU’s.”

    Customer: “Then can you hold this until the morning, and I can come back?”

    Cashier: “I’m sorry, we can’t hold things overnight. Our policy states we can’t do that.”

    Customer: “So what… you’re trying to kick me out of the store?!”

    Cashier: “No, ma’am. If you’d like to take a few things off to afford your purchase, I’d be more than happy to check you out.”

    Customer: “FINE! I’m done!” *storms out of the store*

    Me, on overhead: “Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”

    I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream…

    , | Pinehurst, NC, USA |

    Customer: “Oh, look at all this yummy gelato!”

    Me: “Yes ma’am, the front row is gelato and the back row is ice cream.”

    Customer: “Okay, I want butter pecan.”

    (Butter pecan is in the back row, so it’s an ice cream. I scoop it for her.)

    Customer: “Well, this is just delicious. Do you have any regular ice cream and not gelato?”

    Me: “Yes ma’am. Like I said before, the back row is ice cream.”

    Customer: *stops eating suddenly* “What? But I wanted gelato!”

    Me: “Ma’am, I told you which ones were the gelatos. I can get you something else.”

    Customer: “But, but, but I wanted gelato!”

    Customer’s husband: “Quit your b****in’, I’ll eat it at home.”

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    No Means No Means No

    | Vancouver, BC, Canada |

    Customer: “I just got a new fish tank, and I was wondering what kind of fish I could put in it.”

    Me: “Sure, no problem.”

    (I proceed to show her some good starter fish. I point out some tetras, when she says…)

    Customer: “I thought that you needed a bubbler for those kinds of fish.”

    Me: “Oh! You don’t have a filter or anything?”

    Customer: “No. Just a tank.”

    Me: “Okay, well the only type of fish that can live in a bowl like environment are bettas.”

    Customer: “But I don’t want these kinds of fish!”

    Me: “Well, if you want to get anything else, you will have to purchase a filter and everything for your tank.”

    Customer: *points to some guppies* “So I can’t get these?”

    Me: “No.”

    Customer: *points to some mollies* “What about these?”

    Me: “No. With the tank set up you have, you can only get bettas.”

    Customer: “What about the platties?”

    Me: “No.”

    Customer: “So I can’t get anything else?”

    Me: “No.”

    Customer: “So I can’t get the barbs?”

    Me: *facepalm*

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