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  • A Wolf In Sweets Clothing

    , | Washington, USA |

    (I am working at a caramel apple stand at the local fair. A young girl approaches with her male friend.)

    Me: “Hi, what can I get you?”

    Customer #1: “Can I get a Coke?”

    Customer #2: “Oh, no, come on! We agreed to be healthy.”

    Customer #1: “It’s just a Coke.”

    Customer #2: “Get a water.”

    Customer #1: “I know, but I want the Coke.”

    Customer #2: “You’ll regret it later. You know you will.”

    Customer #1: “Fine. I’ll take a water, please.”

    Customer #2: “See? So much healthier! And think of the calories you’re cutting!”

    Customer #1: “Yeah, you’re right.”

    Me: “Just the water then?”

    Customer #2: “No, can we get two M&M caramel apples?”

    Don’t Wake The Fishies

    | Gainesville, FL, USA | Pets & Animals

    (The phone rings. I am on the sales floor in front of our tanks of fish for sale.)

    Caller: “Hi, I need you to get on the computer and look up what fish you have and how much they are.”

    Me: “I’d be glad to help you out. I’m standing right in front of the fish, so I can actually tell you right now how much they are and how many we have.”

    Caller: “No, I need you to get on the computer and look it up. I can’t easily come down to the store, so I want to see how many of each fish you have and what the price is.”

    Me: “What species were you looking for? I can just look and tell you how many we have and what the price is. It will be faster and more accurate than the inventory program, which I don’t have access to anyway.”

    Caller: “You can’t get on the computer?”

    Me: “No, ma’am, but I’d be happy to just look at the fish themselves. I can see how many we have in stock and give you the prices. What species were you looking for?”

    Caller: “Never mind!” *hangs up*

    Me: *speechless*

    Please, No Free, Unlimited Questions

    | Santa Claus, IN, USA |

    (I’m a cashier at an amusement park that has a special deal involving free unlimited drinks.)

    Customer: “How many free, unlimited soft drinks can I have?”

    Me: *thinking I misheard him* “How many free, unlimited soft drinks can you have?”

    Customer: *nods*

    Me: “Sir, since our soft drinks are both free and unlimited, you can have as many as you want.”

    Customer: *visibly brightens* “Thanks!”

    Who Needs Learnin’ When You Can Be Sun Burnin’

    | Canton, MI, USA | Family & Kids

    (A coworker and I are cleaning up the magazines. A father and his two kids are walking by.)

    Father: *to his son* “I just can’t believe you’re wasting your time looking at books when it’s such a nice day outside!”

    Breaking Peter To Fix Paul

    | Eden Prairie, MN, USA | Wild & Unruly

    (I work as a cashier at an electronics retailer. A customer walks up with a computer lapdesk that opens up so it can store small items. Normally, two clips hold these shut.)

    Customer: “Excuse me, one of the two clips is broken off.”

    Me: “Oh geez, I’m sorry! Do you wanna grab another one that’s not defective?”

    Customer: “Sure…” *leaves the broken lapdesk with me*

    (I give the broken one to a fellow cashier so they can take it back to the service desk and defect it out. Several minutes later, the customer returns.)

    Customer: *holding a new lapdesk* “Hey! Where’s the other lapdesk?”

    Me: “Oh, I gave it to customer service because it was defective. We can ring this up now—”

    Customer: “But I need the first one!

    Me: “Wait…why?”

    Customer: *holds up a lapdesk clip* “I broke one off the new one to put on the old one!”

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