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    The Crazies Always Come Out When It’s Overcast

    , | New York, NY, USA |

    Me: “911, what is your emergency?”

    Caller: “You have to help me! Someone has been following me all day!”

    Me: “Can you give a description of the person?”

    Caller: “She’s all black, taller than me, and no face.”

    Me: “Ma’am…that’s your shadow.”

    Caller: “A what?”

    Me: “Ma’am, a shadow is seen as a reflection of yourself when the sun is at a certain angle.”

    Caller: “Oh my GOD! It’s like a fairy!”

    Me: “No, it–”

    Caller: “OH MY GOD, EVERYONE! I HAVE A FAIRY!”

    Me: “Have a nice day, ma’am.”

    Driving Dad To The Edge

    | Logan, UT, USA |

    Customer: *on the phone* “I need you to turn my TV back on.”

    Me: “OK, let me see why it isn’t on.” *checking* “It looks like you are two months behind in your payments to us. I need to collect a payment for two months’ service, as well as $10 in late fees. Which card would you like to put that on?”

    Customer: “I don’t have the money right now, but I need you to turn on the TV right away! I need the TV for my kids! I’ve been playing with them and reading stories with them, and this has just got to stop! Turn the TV back on right now!”

    As The Price Decreases, So Does Brain Cell Count

    | Minneapolis, MN, USA |

    Customer: “I have a coupon here that says 25% off. What does that mean?”

    Me: “It means you get 25% off.”

    Customer: “Huh?”

    Me: “You will get 25% off your total price.”

    Customer: “I don’t understand. Why does it say that?”

    Me: “It’s a discount. They’ll give you a cheaper price.”

    Customer: “Huh? This coupon doesn’t make sense.”

    Me: “When you give your coupon to the attendant, they’ll take 25% off your ticket price.”

    Customer: “I don’t have a coupon.”

    Me: “…”

    By Doing Nothing, The Problem Solves Itself

    | Minneapolis, MN, USA |

    Customer: *on the phone* “I’m turning you in for mail fraud! I don’t want any more of your stuff!”

    Me: *checking* “OK, you were already taken off the list a few weeks ago.”

    Customer: “Well, I don’t want your magazine!”

    Me: “I’ll need to transfer you to the magazine department so they can cancel that for you.”

    Customer: “I don’t get the magazine!”

    Me: “So you’re only getting DVDs, then?

    Customer: “I haven’t gotten any DVDs!”

    Me: “So…what are you getting from us?”

    Customer: “Nothing!”

    Me: “OK…then I guess you’re all set…”

    Customer: “OK!” *hangs up*

    Unhappily Ever After

    | Maryland, USA |

    Caller: “I want to check the status of my form to withdrawal my account.”

    Me: “I’m sorry Sir, but you gave conflicting information on the form. In the section where it asked if you were married, you marked both ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.’

    Caller: “…and?”

    Me: “Well, sir, that is conflicting information, so it was kicked out of the system.”

    Caller: “So, what should I mark?”

    Me: “Well, are you married or not?”

    Caller: “I’m married… but I don’t like her.”

    Me: “It sounds like you’re separated, but just to check, are you legally married?”

    Caller: “Yes, but I don’t feel like I’m married.”

    Me: “If you aren’t legally divorced, you’ll need to mark that you are married.”

    Caller: “But I don’t LIKE her!”

    Also seen on: Not Always Romantic

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