July 2013 Top Story Roundup

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July 2013 Top Story Roundup: Here are Not Always Right’s top-rated stories for the month of July!

  1. Poor Memory (4,039 thumbs up)
  2. Blocks Out The Glaring Customers (3,349 thumbs up)
  3. Paying A Hire Price (2,932 thumbs up)
  4. Under The Sea Meets Under The Influence (2,832 thumbs up)
  5. The Convergence Of Kindnesses (2,674 thumbs up)

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Got To Give Him Credit For Trying

| Allentown, PA, USA | At The Checkout, Books & Reading, Liars & Scammers, Money

(My husband and I are customers in a fairly long line at the bookstore’s register. A customer ahead of us puts pile of about 10 books on the counter.)

Customer: “I’ll take these.”

(He opens his wallet and pulls out one of those credit card-shaped pieces of tan card stock that has the words ‘CREDIT CARD’ around the edges and comes inside a new wallet to demonstrate where your credit cards would go. Other than the words ‘CREDIT CARD’ around the edges, the card is completely blank. There is no name, card number, card type, etc.)

Customer: “Credit, please.”

(The customer hands the cashier the ‘credit card’.)

Cashier: “Uh…”

Customer: “This is a new card from Citibank. They are switching to paper instead of plastic because it is better for the environment.”

Cashier: “I don’t think—”

Customer: “THIS IS A CARD FROM CITIBANK! I WANT TO SPEAK TO A MANAGER!”

Manager: “How can I help you?”

Customer: “I want to buy these books. Here is my credit card. It is a new card from Citibank; they are switching to paper from plastic to help the environment!”

Manager: *very obviously trying not to laugh* “I… uh… I’m sorry, but only major credit cards are accepted here.”

Customer: “I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS! YOU JUST LOST YOURSELF A SALE! I AM TAKING MY BUSINESS SOMEWHERE ELSE!”

(The customer takes his ‘credit card’ and storms off.)

This Customer Has A Tuna Problems

| Bellingham, WA, USA | Bizarre, Money

(I’m a teller at a bank. A young customer comes up to my window.)

Customer: “I’d like to withdraw $20.”

Me: “I’m sorry, it looks like your available balance is $10. Would you like to withdraw that amount?”

Customer: “No. I want to withdraw $20.”

Me: “I’m sorry; I can only withdraw the $10 you have available.”

Customer: “But I want $20!”

Me: “I can’t give you more money than you have in your account.”

Customer: “Well at least it’s not a Nazi-controlled fish world where it’s ‘hail tuna, only what the tuna says!.'”

(The customer waits for me to reply, but I have no idea if this is some pop culture reference.)

Me: “…no. At least it’s not like that…”

Customer: “I’ll take the $10.”

(The customer leaves happily, and I never find any info on her fish world. I assume it is original, as the next week she tells me I would be ‘sweeter if I was made out of silver.’)

First Get Assurance You Have The Right Insurance

, | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | Bad Behavior, Crazy Requests

Me: “Motor Claims, this is [my name].”

Customer: “God, finally. I’ve been on hold to you for ages! My claim number is [insert number].”

Me: “I’m so sorry to hear that. Here, let me ring this up for you.”

(I get halfway through before I realize something is off about the number the customer has given me.)

Customer: “I’m sick to the teeth! I need to know what you guys are doing with my car!”

Me: “Uhm, ma’am—”

Customer: “You keep telling me it will be ready this week! Someone will call me back! Blah blah blah!”

Me: “Ma—”

Customer: “Just tell me what’s going on with my car!”

Me: “I… can’t.”

Customer: “What?!”

Me: “I can’t tell you what’s going on with your car.”

Customer: “Wait, why not?!”

Me: “This isn’t one of our claim numbers.”

Customer: “Is this [other insurance company]?”

Me: “No, madam. This is [insurance company].”

Customer: “Well f***. I just wasted half an hour of my life.” *click*

Not A Fan Of The Fan

| CA, USA | Hotels & Lodging

(I am working the front desk at my hotel, when one of the guests comes up.)

Me: “Good morning! Do you need to check out?”

Customer: “Yes, but I want to complain.”

Me: “Oh, dear. What seems to be the problem?”

Customer: “Well, the fan in the bathroom is very loud, and it kept me up all night!”

Me: “It did? I’ll leave a note for maintenance. That’s strange, though. It wouldn’t turn off at all?”

Customer: “No! I thought it was on a timer or something, but it just kept running all night long!”

Me: “That’s very odd. Was it running when you entered the room?”

Customer: “No, it turned on when I… flipped… the…” *blinks a bit in realization* “Oh! Well, poop!”

Me: “…turned on the light in the bathroom?”

Customer: “Yup. Sorry to bother you!”

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