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Serious Lack Of Lumber-standing

| Ireland | Uncategorized

(A woman comes into my shop to buy some skirting board for her house. After a good long while of her calling home to find out the measurements of what she needs, I give her the price.)

Customer: “How long will it take?”

Me: “About a week and a half. It has to be made specially in our factory.”

Customer: “Well, that’s no good. I have to collect the children from school in a hour!”

Not Thinking Outside The Box, Part 3

| Charlottetown, PE, Canada | Uncategorized

(A customer places an unopened box on the counter.)

Customer: “Can you please check to make sure this isn’t broken?”

Me: “Sure thing!”

(I open box, remove Styrofoam, check product, replace in Styrofoam, close box.)

Customer: “Excellent. I’ll take that. Actually, can I please have one that hasn’t been opened?”

Not Thinking Outside The Box, Part 2
Not Thinking Outside The Box

Doesn’t Know Their A(merican)B(orn)C(hinese)’s

| Greenville, SC, USA | Uncategorized

Me: “Thank you for calling [Chinese restaurant], how can I help you?”

Customer: “Yes, I’d like an order for delivery.”

Me: “Okay, if you’ll just give me your-”

Customer: *cutting me off* “Is this a real Chinese restaurant?”

Me: “Yes, ma’am.”

Customer: “I’ve just never heard any one talk like you at a Chinese restaurant. I’m just making sure Americans aren’t cooking my Chinese food!”

Less Dress Codes, More Codes Of Conduct

| Las Vegas, NV, USA | Uncategorized

(I’m wearing a shirt and khaki pants while shopping at a certain discount store; I am not an employee. Another customer approaches me. )

Customer: “Do you have any more of these in back?”

Me: “Sorry, I don’t work here.”

(I push my cart down the next aisle and continue my shopping.)

Customer: “Excuse me! Don’t ignore a customer! That is rude!”

Me: “I don’t work here. If you pick up the phone at the end of the aisle, they will send someone over to help you.”

(I walk away and continue shopping.)


Me: “I don’t work here. I can’t help you!”

Customer: “How rude!”

(Later on, I am pushing my cart of purchases out of the store. I see the customer talking to a manager.)

Customer: “HIM!” *points at me* “He is the jerk who ignored me in your sporting goods department! You should be ashamed of how rude he is to customers. I won’t shop here if that is the kind of employee you hire.”

Manager: “Ma’am, that man is not one of my employees.”

Customer: “Then you need to make sure customers don’t come to the store dressed like employees!”

(The woman storms off, but the manager hands me a coupon for a free coffee from the store snack bar for my trouble.)

Many Germs In Germany

| Australia | Uncategorized

Me: “Hi, how are you today?”

Customer: “Earrings?”

(I show her some and she picks out a pair, then tries to put them on.)

Me: “Sorry, but you can’t actually try them on. You can hold them up to your ear, though.”

(She still tries to put them in and I move forward to stop her.)

Me: “Ma’am, I’m sorry, but you cannot try those on due to health regulations. You’re only allowed to hold them up to your ears.”

(The customer looks at me, smiles sympathetically and pats my hand.)

Customer: “But I’m German!”

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