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    It’s Not Personal ‘Til It’s Personal

    | Newfoundland, Canada |

    (My coworker and I are standing in my department talking. An older lady comes up to my coworker.)

    Customer: “Where can I find pants?”

    Coworker: “I’m not sure, as I’m just a cashier. However my coworker works in this department, so she can help you.” *motions to me*

    Customer: “So you don’t know?”

    Coworker: “No, I only work on cash.”

    Customer: “So, there’s no one that can help me?”

    Coworker: “This girl can help you.” *motions to me again* “She’s worked in this department a long time.”

    Customer: “I want you to help me!”

    Coworker: “Like I said, I work on cash. She works in this department, so she can help you.”

    Customer: “I don’t want HER to help me.”

    Coworker: “Well, she’s the only one working in this department today.”

    Customer: “I guess no one can help me, then!” *storms off*

    Weekend Roundup: You Drive Me Crazy

    , , , , | Not Always Right | Bizarre, Roundups

    Your Drive Me Crazy! This week, we share five stories of customers who drive employees nuts—and the brave workers who are driven to serve them just the same!

    1. Drive Hoo:
      Woohoo! Drive-thru customers can really drive you crazy!
    2. Preserving Life, 1-Up At A Time:
      Proof that Pokémon-players take “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” VERY seriously.
    3. Copycats…and Copy Dogs, Copy Sheep…:
      A customer wanting to clone his dog? Just another day at the bookstore!
    4. That Was Random:
      One coffee shop customer takes a random walk on the weird side.
    5. We Can Thank Hollywood And “Hacker” Films For This:
      Tech support can fix your hard drive, but not the car you drive!

    PS #1: check out our new Extras section, with pictures, videos, and news galore!

    PS #2: Read more roundups here!

    A Shot In The Dark

    | New York, NY, USA | Food & Drink

    (We have a Foursquare check-in special for a free shot. A customer comes up showing that he has unlocked the special.)

    Me: “Could I see some ID?”

    (I check his ID and he’s a few months short of being 21.)

    Me: “Sorry, but you’re not 21, so you’re not getting a shot.”

    Customer: “But it says ‘free shot’ right here.”

    Me: “But, you’re not 21. You can’t get a shot.”

    Customer: “What is the mystery shot anyway? Could I get a virgin version?”

    Me: “Not really possible.”

    Customer: “I checked in. It says I’m eligible for a shot and a shot I shall have!”

    Me: “Well, a shot is, what, like an ounce? You want an ounce of Coke?”

    Customer: “Oh, yes, that’ll be lovely.”

    Me: “Okay.”

    (I take a shot glass and manage to fill it with Coke, despite the pressure of the soda gun making almost all of it spill out.)

    Me: “Here you go.”

    Customer: “Thank you!” *walks away happily with his ounce of Coke*

    Traveling At The Speed Of Stupid

    | AB, Canada | Family & Kids, Top, Wild & Unruly

    (I work at a pool as a lifeguard. We always have problems with children running, even though it is the number one rule at the pool to walk on deck.)

    Child: *runs across deck*

    Me: “Walk please.”

    (Five minutes later, the same child runs the other way.)

    Me: “WALK!”

    (Five minutes later, the child runs in front of me. I stop the child to make sure she understands me.)

    Me: “You need to walk, okay? If I need to ask you again, I will sit you out for three minutes.”

    (The child walks away and gets back into the pool. The mother approaches me.)

    Parent: “She’s not running. She just walks on her tip toes.”

    Me: “It’s not the manner of her movement. It’s the speed she’s moving.”

    Parent: “But she’s not running.”

    (Her child runs past again.)

    Me: “WALK!”

    Parent: “But she’s not run—”

    Child: *slips and falls*

    See Food Can Be A Hard Shell

    | Bensalem, PA, USA | Food & Drink, Top

    (Our store is advertising a big sale on lobsters. By the middle of the day, we’ve run out of them. After that, this exchange happens with at least 3 different customers.)

    Customer: “I’d like two lobsters, please.”

    Me: “Sorry, we’re actually out of lobsters.”

    Customer: “Well, what about those?” *points to the tank*

    Me: “Those are rocks.”

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