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    America: Land Of The Delusional

    | Boston, MA, USA | Bigotry

    (I am an Asian American girl without any accent. I’m working the information desk in a busy, urban hospital setting. An older, kindly woman approaches my desk.)

    Woman: *in a perfect Irish brogue* “I just wanted to ask you a question.”

    Me: “Sure. What can I help you with?”

    Woman: “Are you American?”

    Me: “Yes, I am.”

    Woman: *smiles kindly* “No, you’re not.” *walks away*

    An Empty Compliment Deserves An Empty Stomach

    | Brisbane, Australia | Food & Drink

    (I am working one day I am serving a man in his late 60′s.)

    Me: “Hi there, how can I help you today?”

    Customer: “Oh, hello! I like your hair!”

    Me: *taken aback* “Oh, thank you!”

    Customer: *beaming* “Just kidding!”

    Of Objects And Objectivity

    , | London, UK |

    Customer: “Do you sell MP3s?”

    Me: “MP3 players, sir?”

    Customer: “No, no, no. I want to buy MP3s.”

    Me: “You can buy MP3s from our website’s digital store. It’s really easy. However, we don’t sell MP3s in store, I’m afraid.”

    Customer: “So, you don’t sell MP3s in store? Why?”

    Me: “You can’t hold an MP3, sir.”

    The Lights Are Out But Somebody’s Home

    | Hartford, Connecticut, USA | Extra Stupid

    (This is in the middle of a storm that knocked out the power of over a million people.)

    Me: “[Company] plumbing and heating. How can I help you?”

    Customer: “Yeah, my hot water heater is broken.”

    Me: “Okay, is it gas, oil, or electric?”

    Customer: “Electric.”

    Me: “All right. Because of the storm, I won’t be able to get there until tomorrow morning.”

    Customer: “Are you kidding me? I don’t have any lights and now I won’t get any hot water, either?”

    Me:“I’m sorry. What do you mean you don’t have any lights?”

    Customer: “My power’s out. Now you expect me to go without hot water too?”

    Me: “If your water heater is electric, it isn’t broken. It won’t work if your power’s out.”

    Customer: “So, fix it!”

    Me: “I’m a plumber, not electrician.”

    Customer: “So, give me another type of heater!”

    Me: “Do you have a natural gas line or oil tank I could connect it to?”

    Customer: “No, I have electric.”

    Me: “If you don’t have oil or gas, what am I supposed to hook the new heater up to?”

    Customer: “I don’t know! You’re the plumber. You figure it out!”

    Introducing Not Always Related!

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    Visit Not Always RelatedBy popular reader request, we’re proud to unveil our newest site: Not Always Related!

    We all love family, but sometimes they can drive you crazy! Created for those moments where you wish you were not always related to your loved ones, Not Always Related is a website that tells the other side of the story with funny, unusual, and occasionally touching stories about family and relatives.

    Created by the team here at Not Always Right, we’ve long realized there was a place for family stories — in fact, many of our best stories are about parents & children, grandparents, cousins, siblings, and aunts & uncles! Just like Not Always Right, Not Always Related will feature daily posts submitted by readers.

    Note: For our first few weeks, we’ll be re-publishing some of Not Always Right’s best customer-related family stories on Not Always Related until we can get a steady supply of submissions.

    So, please visit Not Always Related today and share your stories!


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