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    Size Matters, Part 6

    | San Francisco, CA, USA | Food & Drink, Top

    (A lady and her daughter walk in.)

    Me: “Hi, how may I help you?”

    Daughter: “Can I have the waffle cone with a scoop of coconut ice cream?”

    Me: “Yeah, sure. Here you go.” *hands over ice cream*

    Customer: “What sizes do you have for snow cones?”

    Me: “I have a $2 cup and a $2.50 cup.” *shows her sizes*

    Customer: “Do you have a $1.50 cup?”

    Me: “No, I have $2 and $2.50.”

    Customer: “Okay, I’ll have one exactly like my daughter’s.”

    Me: “A $2 coconut waffle cone?”

    Customer: “No, I want it in a cup…and make it strawberry.”

    Me: “So, not exactly like hers.”

    Customer: “No, I guess not. Wait…never mind. I’ll have a small snow cone.”

    Me: “Okay, what flavor?”

    Customer: “I’ll have the strawberry.”

    Me: “Okay. There you go.” *hands over the small strawberry snow cone*

    Customer: “Oh, you made it small? When I said small, I meant big! I thought you would understand.”

    Me: “No. You said small, so I gave you small.”

    Customer: “Well, I wanted the large one, but it’s okay. It was your mistake.”

    Related:
    Size Matters, Part 5
    Size Matters, Part 4
    Size Matters, Part 3
    Size Matters, Part 2
    Size Matters

    Getting To The Meat Of The Issue

    , | New Orleans, LA, USA | Food & Drink

    Customer: “I would like to buy some top round meat. Are those good for grilling?”

    Me: “No, ma’am, not really. It’s part of the leg and they’re better to marinate first because it’s kind of a tough muscle.”

    Customer: “Oh, no I don’t want the muscle. Just give me the meat!”

    Quarter Of A Dollar, Quarter Of A Brain

    | Maryland, USA | Money

    Customer: *placing coin in front of me* “This is a dollar.”

    Me: “That’s a quarter.”

    Customer: “Right, a quarter dollar.”

    Me: “Yes, a quarter dollar.”

    Customer: “So which is it, a quarter or a dollar?”

    Me: “It’s a quarter.”

    Customer: “Then why does it say quarter dollar?”

    Me: “Because it’s a quarter of a dollar.”

    Customer: *uproarious laughter*

    Me: “I wasn’t kidding.”

    Customer: *leaves looking extremely disappointed*

    Good Luck Getting A Word In Equal-wise

    | Norway | Spouses & Partners

    (I work for a power company. When we call up a customer, we only get the name of the person the bills are sent to, and it’s not unusual for us to speak with his or her spouse instead. This was apparently the case here. It should be noted that I am female.)

    Customer: “Hello?”

    Me: “Hello, this is [my name] from [power company]. Is [husband's name] available?”

    Customer: “Let me tell you, in this house, we are equal! I want nothing of that around here!”

    Me: “I am very sorry if you took offence, ma’am, but I only saw your husband’s name on my screen—”

    Customer: “Well, we are equal! If you’re going to come here with that kind of thing, I want nothing more to do with you!”

    Me: “Yes, I do apologise, but—”

    Customer: “If that is how you people treat us, you can forget about us being customers! In this house, we’re equal!”

    Me: “I am very sorry, and I apologize for any inconvenience!”

    Customer: *hangs up*

    Due Tonight Vs. Do Tonight

    | Illinois, USA | School

    (I’m a librarian in a university library. It’s almost 5 PM and I’m getting ready to go home.)

    Student: “Hi, I have a research paper and I don’t know how to find sources for it.”

    Me: “Okay, what’s your topic?”

    Student: “It’s [topic].”

    Me: “That one might be tough to find a lot of information on. When is the paper due?”

    Student: “Midnight.”

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