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    Sorry, You’ve Just Exceeded Our Stupid Quota

    | Houston, TX, USA |

    (It was an hour before closing, and all of us were very tired–the manager included.)

    Me: “Hi, how may I help you?”

    Customer: “What does the chicken sandwich look like?” *points at a picture of it*

    Me: “It looks just like the one in the picture, ma’am.”

    Customer: “Are you sure? How long have you been working here?”

    Me: “Yes ma’am, I’m sure. I’ve been working here over a year.”

    Customer: “Well, um… I guess I’ll get that one.”

    (I take her money and give her the chicken sandwich.)

    Customer: “This is not what it looks like!”

    Me: “I’m sorry?”

    Customer: “Get me your manager, d*** it!”

    Manager: “Yes, ma’am?”

    Customer: “This chicken sandwich is not like in the picture!”

    Manager: “Yes, you’re right. The one the picture is over a foot wide and fake.”

    Customer: “I will not stand for this!”

    Manager: “Either will I. Leave my employees alone!”

    Customer: *starts screaming*

    Manager: “You have a happy go lucky day now, ma’am!”

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    Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

    | Brisbane, Australia |

    (I work in healthcare and am talking to a man in his fifties who is having angina for the first time.)

    Me: “You haven’t had a heart attack, but this pain is probably coming from your heart.”

    Man: “But I’m only 50-something and there are no heart problems in my family. Why would that be?”

    Me: “You smoke 30 a day and drink 2 cartons beer a week. That’s not good for your heart. You should think about cutting down.”

    Man: “I’m sick of you people telling me that bulls***! It’s a scientifically proven fact that smoking makes your arteries smaller, and drinking makes them bigger!¬†If I keep drinking AND smoking, I’ll be fine!”

    Me: “That’s not at all how it works, but I see I’m not going to change your mind. You’ll be going upstairs soon.”

    Man: “I want to go out for a smoke!”

    Me: “That’s really not a good idea…”

    Man: “What would you know?!”

    Me: *gives up*

    Thank God For Grandmothers

    , | Seattle, WA, USA |

    Customer: “Excuse me, but can you please take a look at this pizza here?”

    Me: “Uh… well, that looks pretty delicious to me.”

    Customer: “It looks very lumpy.”

    Me: “Well, it’s a pizza, and you’ve chosen some pretty lumpy toppings there.”

    Customer: “Well, look here how all the toppings seem to be all on one side.”

    Me: “Is that a problem?”

    Customer: “Yes. It’s uneven.” *stares intently at me*

    Me: “Well sir, my grandmother’s cookies look about like that and they taste absolutely delicious every time she makes them.”

    Customer: *laughs and leaves without further complaining*

    (Phew!)

    Sure, Let Me Get On My Hamster Wheel

    | Boise, ID, USA |

    (This was during a HUGE power outage in New York. The entire city was out of power.)

    Me: “Thanks for calling, my name is Carrie. How can I help you?”

    Customer: “My TV is not working.”

    Me: “Okay, what’s it doing?”

    Customer: “It won’t turn on.”

    (I notice that the customer is in New York.)

    Me: “The power is out through your entire city.”

    Customer: “But my TV won’t turn on.”

    Me: “Right, your TV runs on electricity, and won’t work without it.”

    Customer: “I just want to watch TV! Why won’t it turn on?”

    Me: “Can you go to a light switch and see if that works?”

    Customer: “That’s not why I called! I want to watch TV.”

    Me: “Without power, you won’t be able to watch your TV.”

    Customer: “Then fix it!”

    And They Say Time Travel Is Impossible

    | Brookings, OR, USA |

    Customer:¬†”How much longer is your department open today?”

    Me: “Two hours.”

    Customer: “Oh… uhm, you on Mountain Time, then?”

    Me: “No, we’re on Pacific.”

    Customer: “I’m in Mountain time, so in reality, you’re only there another hour.”

    Me: “Sir, seriously, we’re here another two hours regardless of what time zone you’re in.”

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