November Theme Of The Month: Black Friday!

Every Cloud Has A Savior Lining

| Chicago, IL, USA | Awesome Customers, Food & Drink, Love/Romance, Wild & Unruly

(I am a short, 100 pound fifteen-year-old girl, and a lot of people try to intimidate me. I work in a fairly large bakery, with plenty of seats that are blocked off from the cashier.)

Customer #1: “Hi, can I get a brownie please?”

Me: “Sure thing!”

(I notice there is one, broken brownie left.)

Me: “If you like, ma’am, you can wait just one minute and there will be a fresh, unbroken one for you.”


Me: *shocked* “I’m sorry, ma’am. I’ll get that right away.”

Customer #1: *suddenly nice and sweet* “Thank you, honey!”

Me: “Here you go!”

(Customer #1 takes one look at it and goes berserk.)


(Suddenly, she launches herself at me and grabs me by the hair. I have very long, very sensitive hair, so she has no trouble dragging me over the counter and onto the ground. She starts kicking me and screaming. Two customers rush to my rescue, restraining her and helping me off the ground.)

Customer #2: “Are you alright?”

Me: *shaking like a leaf* “I think so.”

(Customer #1 suddenly breaks free and rushes at me. I shriek rather loudly, but Customer #2 heroically jumps in front of her, effectively shielding me. The mall security has by now subdued her, but I still burst into tears. However, everything ended well: afterwards, Customer #2 bought me a coffee, and we have been dating for the past few months!)

Every (Bad) Crowd Has A Silver Lining

Well-To-Do, If A Bit Daffy

| USA | Bizarre, Pets & Animals, Top

(A well-dressed woman enters the store and hands me a note.)

Customer: “Could you get this order ready for me, please? I’ll be back in ten minutes.”

(I look at the note, but it’s blank.)

Me: “There is nothing written on this note.”

Customer: “Well, I decided to surprise myself today with my purchases.”

Me: “Okay…that’s new, but I’ll see what I can do!”

(Ten minutes later, she returns.)

Customer: “So, what did I buy today?”

Me: *hands her a bag* “Three pounds of bread crust to feed the ducks in the park. They are free of charge.”

Customer: *surprised* “Oh! I was planning to go to the hairdresser, but this is…DUCKS, YOU SAY? Well, off to the park, then! Goodbye!”

Weekend Roundup: Spelling Disasters

, , , | Not Always Right | Language & Words, Roundups

Spelling Disasters! This week, we share five stories of customers with spelling so bad, they need it spelled out for them!

  1. Their Spelling Is Wrong, But They Are Sticking To It:
    E is for Elmer’s Eskimos—you know, the ones that live in Eglues!
  2. It’s Spelled I-d-i-o-t:
    Welcome to Indiamimbindokiamn, Indiana. Population: Stupid!
  3. I Have Lost A Dream:
    A lost customer does battle with an abbreviation—and loses.
  4. Congra-duh-lations:
    Congra-du-lations, your cake’s spelling is a lie!
  5. Spelling Gone Rogue:
    Somehow, “going rouge” doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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I Also Want Your Love And Your Revenge

| Gold Coast, Australia | Food & Drink

(Our bakery is situated in a large outlet mall which attracts a lot of tourists. Our chocolate croissants are labeled as “pain au choc.”)

Me: “Hi there! Can I get you anything?”

Customer: “Hello, can I have one choc?”

Me: “We have a few chocolate things. What’s the full name?”

Customer: “I want…your pain.”

Someone’s Been Sliced Down To Size

| Sarasota, FL, USA | Food & Drink, Rude & Risque, Spouses & Partners

Customer: “Can I have this loaf of bread sliced?”

Me: “Absolutely. Would you like that sliced thin or regular?”

Customer: “Well, I don’t know what you call it, but I want it sliced like this…”

(He pulls slice of bread from his pocket and hands it to me.)

Customer: “You can keep that. The wife and I couldn’t agree on how thick it was, so I thought it would be best to bring in a piece from the last loaf and let an expert look at it. ”

(At this point I’m a little dumbfounded, and trying hard to keep a straight face.)

Customer: “Yeah, the wife’s idea of four inches and my idea of four inches aren’t exactly the same thing, if you know what I mean.”

(I slice the loaf of bread for the man and hand it to him.)

Me: *laughing* “Here’s your bread, sir. Have a nice day.”