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  • Gonna Be Hard To Go Back To Memphis

    | Florida, USA |

    Me: “…and what state are you from?”

    Caller: “Memphis.”

    Me: “So, the state of Tennessee?”

    Caller: “No, I’m not from Tennessee! I’m from Memphis!”

    Me: “Sir, Memphis is in the state of Tennessee.”

    Caller: “It shouldn’t be!”

    Costs To Put You In The Red

    | Minneapolis, MN, USA |

    Me: “Hi, this is [company]. How may I help you?”

    Caller: “I am trying to print out a report. I was wondering if you could stop emailing it in color. The color ink is very expensive!”

    Rolling Your ‘R’s Can Be Bizarre

    | Philippines |

    Me: “I’m sorry, sir. Did you mean ‘R’ as in ‘Robert’?”

    Customer: “No, no, no. I meant ‘R’ as in ‘Oscarrrrrrr’!”

    Misadventures In Time And Space

    , | MN, USA |

    Me: “[Taxi call center], how can I help you?”

    Customer: “Oh my goodness. I need a cab right now!”

    Me: “Alright, we’ll try and work fast as we can for you. What is the address we’re picking you up from?”

    Customer: “1234 Smith Ave.”

    Me: “That address is not showing up in our system. Is there a direction on Smith Ave? North, south, east or west?”

    Customer: “I think it’s 1234 Smith Ave. Or it could be John St.”

    Me: “Alright. If you’re not sure of the address, is there someone there you can ask, please?”

    Customer: “Oh, this is my place.”

    Me: “You don’t know your address? Do you receive mail at your home? Could you look at the address on that for me?”

    Customer: “Hold on. Oh! It’s 1234 North Smith Ave!”

    Me: “Okay, that went into the system just fine. We’ll try and get a cab over to you as soon as possible.”

    Customer: “Oh dear. What time is it?”

    Me: “It’s about 9:15.”

    Customer: “Oh no! In the morning?”

    Me: “No, it’s 9:15pm…at night.”

    Customer: “Oh, good! I didn’t miss my appointment. I need a cab for the morning! I’ll call back then! Thank you! Bye!” *click*

    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 13

    | NJ, USA |

    (I am taking an order from a customer.)

    Me: “I have a credit card on file for you. It is a card ending in 4312. Should we use that one?”

    Caller: “I have no idea whose card that is, so charge that one.”

    Related:
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 12
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 11
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 10
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 9
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 8
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 7
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 6
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 5
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 4
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 3
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 2
    This Is Why We’re In A Recession

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