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Seriously Cheesed Off

| FL, USA | At The Checkout, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I work in the deli section of my store. We have only one meat slicer and one cheese slicer. Right now, we have a long line at the slicers. My coworker is slicing meat and I’m slicing cheese.)

Me: *to the line of people* “Cheese? Cheese? Anyone getting sliced cheese?”

(A customer puts his phone down and approaches.)

Customer #1: “Hi, can I have a pound of turkey?”

Me: “Okay. Any cheese for you, sir?”

Customer #1: “No, I’m not getting cheese.”

Me: “Oh. Well, I was asking about cheese. My buddy here is slicing meat. He’ll be with you in a moment.”

(He gives me a disgruntled look and gets back in line.)

Me: *louder* “Is anyone getting cheese sliced today?”

(Another customer approaches me.)

Customer #2: “Yes, can I get cooked ham, please?”

Me: “Do you need any cheese, sir?”

Customer #2: “No.”

Me: “Then I’m afraid there will be a short wait. I’m only slicing cheese; my coworker is doing the meat.”

Customer #2: “Um, okay.”

(He gets back in line.)

Coworker: *snickering*


(A little old lady walks up to me.)

Customer #3: “I want to get some turkey breast, please.”

Me: “Are you getting any cheese, ma’am?”

Customer #3: “No, I don’t need any.”

Me: *sighing* “I’m sorry, I’m only slicing cheese. He’s doing meat. I’m doing cheese.”

Customer #3: “You mean I have to wait?!”

Me: “We only have one meat slicer, ma’am.”

(She throws her hands up in frustration and gets back in line. My coworker is now chuckling loudly.)

Me: “Well, since no one needs cheese, I’m going to go clean up the mess in the cooler.”

Coworker: “What mess?”

Me: “The one that’s going to be there after I face-palm my brains all over the wall…”